Renee Jain

7 Surprising Things Kids Say That Can Mean “I’m anxious.”

Dealing with big emotions when you’re a kid is difficult. Trying to articulate these feelings to a grown-up, so they can help you, is nearly impossible. What you’re often left with, as the parent, is…

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Prisma Pal Meditations for Kids: Confidence & Loving-Kindness

GoZen! presents the Prisma Pal Meditations. With the help of several animal friends, children are led through yoga, breath, and visualization exercises focused on the seven main chakras, or energy centers in the body. The…

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11 Things To Say When Kids Cry

It’s no secret that hearing our kids cry makes us uncomfortable. Just think about how anxious you feel when your little one tears up without an obvious reason. We know that a newborn’s main way…

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The ABCs of Making Mistakes with a Growth Mindset (Free Printable)!

Carol Dweck rocked the world of education with her research into something she called a Growth Mindset: the belief that a person’s basic abilities can be improved by hard work and determination. A growth mindset is central…

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5 Things I Wish People Knew About My Anxiety (A Kid’s Perspective)

If you’re my family or friend, I know the way I worry all the time can be frustrating and exhausting. I want you to know, I feel the same. One of the worst things about…

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8 Ways A Child’s Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else

Icebergs are deceiving because what you see on the surface is usually only a small fraction of what lies below. Observing the behavior of an anxious child is sometimes like looking at the tip of…

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When Your Child’s Anxiety is Making You Anxious: Repeat These 22 Phrases

As parents, we have a natural tendency to reach out to our children when they are anxious, scared, or stressed. What none of us can anticipate is how our children’s anxiety will cause us to…

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Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader

4 Jedi Mind(fulness) Tricks to Help an Anxious Child

“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power,” says Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker. “It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”…

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