I promise not to go on and on today as I wrap up this series on playing with your child. I have to confess I cringed when glancing at my very lengthy last post… the thing is… play is super important to me. (obviously LOL)
Today’s post promises to be much shorter. Now that you understand the role ‘play’ holds in life… I thought I’d just share a few ideas to get your imagination moving along playfully. In fact, below you’ll find a link to several suggestions of things to do. When you’re running out of ideas it might be handy to have on hand. Continue reading
So are you familiar with the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)? It’s an amazing and simple tool that has provided stress relief for millions of adults and can easily be taught to your children for use with anything from anger, fear, trauma and bedwetting to pain and a wide assortment of behavior problems.
EFT is a technique that can move you from ‘Yuck’ to ‘Yeah!’ faster than anything else I know of… because it moves energy through the body not just the mind.
We know that thoughts and emotions have an impact on the body. In fact, you can test this with your child. Have them hold out their arm firmly and straight. Then ask them to tell you something true, like their name or age, while you gently try to press their arm down. (You may have to tell them to resist… my 7 yr old grandson complied too easily because I didn’t tell him to try to keep his arm up and straight). The ask them to say something untrue about themselves. You can offer suggestions if they have trouble coming up with something. Now with the same pressure, press their arm down again. You’ll notice… and even more importantly they will notice that they are much weaker! Continue reading
Bullying… what exactly does it mean? The dictionary shows us an amazing range of definitions for ‘bully‘, from ‘sweetheart’ to ‘brute’, so let’s just say for our purposes here we’ll define it as: “intentional tormenting in physical, verbal or psychological ways.”
Though bullying hardly seems like a subtle thing, the signs can be hard to detect so many parents wonder, “How can I help my child?”, “What are the signs my child is being bullied?” and above all, “How can I protect my child to keep them from being bullied?”
These are wonderful questions because we know that being bullied can have deep consequences in a child, affecting how he develops relationships… and perhaps most importantly, his perception of himself.