Social-Emotional Tools for Adoptive Parents

I am VERY new the parenting scene, although I was a Nanny for many years and Special Education Teacher too. Even having an MEd didn’t prepare me. I know kids, but being a parent has been an adjustment. Nothing prepared me for co-parenting two gorgeous little souls who were adopted. I’ve learned a whole newContinue reading “Social-Emotional Tools for Adoptive Parents”

Kids, Stress, and Yoga

Why do kids need Yoga other than the fact that it’s fun and good for you like broccoli ? One of the foundational components that I focus on when teaching kids Yoga, is emotional intelligence. If children aren’t aware of what they are feeling, or why, and if we don’t give them tools to dealContinue reading “Kids, Stress, and Yoga”

Guest Blogger Kate Bartram-Brown

  Do kids get enough opportunity to make choices ? I have found that through kids yoga, we are able to listen to what a child wants. This in itself is one of the most empowering gifts we can give to a child as adults! You see, children need to be able to make decisions,Continue reading “Guest Blogger Kate Bartram-Brown”

Mindfulness, Mini Me Yoga, and Body Image

As a Culture, we have a real opportunity to make changes from the ground up, and that means starting with our children. Countless studies have shown that Meditation has positive effects on both the brain and the whole body’s ability to deal with stress. This isn’t even bringing Spirituality into the conversation. Meditation is goodContinue reading “Mindfulness, Mini Me Yoga, and Body Image”

Neurodiversity, Education, and Classroom Management

Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20…If I had known what I know now, in terms of skills and tools, I would have had a lot more to offer my at-risk students when I was a Special Education Teacher. Children living in poverty have extreme behaviours, at times, because they are living in extreme circumstances. It isContinue reading “Neurodiversity, Education, and Classroom Management”