This glitter bottle represents how our minds can settle. It is an activity that your kids can use as a mindfulness practice. Why the glitter bottle? We are always looking for tools to calm our kids. This one in particular is extremely calming – they are mesmerizing AND give us a window inside our brain. But first we must explain why we use this glitter bottle. Kids tend to act out when they are struggling and sometimes have difficulty sharing what is going on. When they can’t find the words to explain how they are feeling, we need to be able to demonstrate the connection between our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. This glitter bottle is one of the most powerful visual metaphors for what is going on in our brain and the connection between our feelings, thoughts and behaviors. It allows us to practice mindfulness– the practice of being still… Read More »
Are you someone who is basically pulling your hair out as you leave the house every morning, attempting to get your kids to school, you to work without losing your mind? Some days are like that in my home- I have a son who moves s l o w l y and likes to sleep in, but also likes to watch his shows in the morning. SO, getting ourselves out the door in a timely fashion, to school on time is very challenging. In speaking with many other parents, this seems like a tough time of day for a lot of us out there. I’ve been reading and learning some new tips and tools that can help ease the morning routine challenges and get you out the door with your family calm, peaceful and mindful. There have been days when we leave the house on our walk to school and… Read More »
How to create a Peace Corner for your classroom.