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Development through the formative years

Development during the formative years The first few months up to around 18mnts old children do not have a perception of themselves as separate individuals. According to them they are part of you. They are also pretty much dependent on you to provide to their needs.It is during this time that pee-ka-boo is so delightful with...
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Emotional toolbox

An Emotional toolbox consists of: [restricted] Relaxation tools Any meditation for kids will be great. You can get books like 'Sitting still like a frog' that has a Cd as well.(will add a link soon) Check you library or amazon for more book ideas. Any muscle relaxation like, pretending you are a ragdoll and the next moment you are...
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Cool tools to use with emotional coaching

Some cool tools to use when coaching emotional regulation. The wheel of emotion you can use in two ways for children older than 7. 1. You can talk through the meaning of each emotion with good examples to illustrate how you apply them in real situations. You can use your own experiences as well as experiences...
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Coping – How Our Brain Helps Us Cope with Emotional Upsets

"Coping by Depending on Our Two Instinctive Coping Brains In the Brain Works Project we learn that instinctive coping brain functions are very useful because they work automatically from the time we are born. Reptilian and emotional coping brains can act without the help of our thinking brain! We need them to help us stay safe...
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Changing sleep patterns during puberty

 In my work with teenagers, sleep is one of the most common complaints. It is usually sleep patterns that are "messed up". They struggle to fall asleep at night and then they struggle to get up in the morning. This off course has a impact on their attendance at school. Dahl says in Beyond Raging Hormones:...
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Ideas on emotional coaching

Many children start to show a rise in pubertal hormones (and the beginnings of bodily changes) between 9 and 11 years of age. “One important aspect of adolescent emotional development, all too familiar to parents, teachers, and others who have to deal regularly with teenagers, is a natural proclivity toward high-intensity feelings. This is not simply...
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Ten Great Ways to Help Children Relax

Top Ten Relaxation Techniques for Children There are many techniques children can use to reduce thir stress and relax. Depending on the child, some may work better than others. Try teaching your child one or two of the following techniques to begin, and then gradually add in more as he or she feels ready to...
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