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Jane Nelsen - Positive Discipline
Circle of Security - "Shark Music" / Being With
Circle of Security - Connection
Circle of Security - Good Enough
Sentis - Brain Structure & Function
Resources on the No-Drama Discipline Approach - by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson - click here and here - and watch the video on the left
Are Helicopter Parents Ruining a Generation?"We will have among us a young generation that doesn't know how to 'hashtag adult'".Plus the 4 steps of how to teach your children a new skill
Getting your kids to contribute in the household - Vicki Hoefle
Self-esteem is based on two things: Your ability to take care of yourself in totality and your ability to contribute to a group that you're a part of.
STOP for MindfulnessTo help you or your child get back into a regulated mind
"No matter what our beliefs, we are parents first"
Challenging Behaviors: Tantrums, Defiance, and AggressionWatch how parents and caregivers can set age-appropriate limits for young children who are learning to cope with their emotions. from ZerotoThree.org
How to Help Every Child Fulfill Their PotentialWatch this animated video of Carol Dweck speaking on mindsets and praise. Ever wondered why kids say they’re bored at school, or why they stop trying when the work gets harder? Educationalist Carol Dweck explains how the wrong kind of praise actually *harms* young people.
Other Resources on Mindsets:
- "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" by Carol Dweck
- Chapter 2: “The Inverse Power of Praise” in Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman’s book “Nurture Shock”. (You can find a summary of the chapter here but I highly recommend finding the book to read the entire chapter).
- How Not to Talk to Your Kids
- Teach Your Kids to Fail
- When Success Leads to Failure
Becky Bailey on how to help children with their strong emotions
Wheel of ChoiceUse the Wheel of Choice to help your child solve everyday problems or conflicts. It can be also used for calming tools for coping strategies when emotions are high.
Create one specific to your child. Do this as a family so that you all create one for yourselves. Then model using it for your children!
From Positive Discipline - find more information here.
Rachel's blog and column in Jackson Hole News & Guide
Picky eating and other food related problems (Ellyn Satter Institute)
Special time (Hand in Hand Parenting)
Staylistening (Hand in Hand Parenting)
Books about Feelings found in Teton County Library
How to Intervene in a Sibling Fight - A script for the next time your kids fight (ahaparenting.com)
Tools for Sleep:
Sleep yoga (yoga nidra) - helping your kids wind down and ready their bodies for sleep
Starbright - book of visualizations to help your children sleep
The Sleep Train - sleep meditation for children