We just returned from one of our favorite places. The library. The library here in Lynchburg, VA is simply wonderful. There is an amazing mountain view, a paved walking track, and fun books!!! We love to take in the view, walk around the track, and then head on in
for some fun reading material.
In this edition of our eZine, we are starting a new series here in the intro section. It is called "A Simple Tip to a Calmer Kid". Twice each month as we release our eZine, look for your Simple Tip. Here's the first one:
Jumping Jacks and Dance Breaks
When your child is particularly frustrated over homework or sibling rivalry or anything that has them in an emotional state - get them moving strategically. Two movements that have been especially helpful at our home are jumping jacks and dancing to a song. Just take a minute to step back and give your child the opportunity to get back in the reasoning side of the brain. When we were teaching our children something that they just were not "getting" or wanted to be everywhere else but doing the chore or lesson at hand, we would say "time out for jumping jacks". Depending on the age of the child and their ability, you can pick how many you want them to do. We usually asked for 10. By the time they were finished doing the jumping jacks, they were in a much better position to complete the task. The other way that we helped our children to a happier place was to put on a CD and for one the duration of one of the songs, they would be encouraged to dance around the room. It is amazing the shift that takes place. A lot of the times we would join them in doing the jumping jacks or the dance break and it helped us to get in a better frame of mind as well. So, there you have it: Your Simple Tip to a Calmer Kid today!
Calm the Chaos:
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The Little Blue Note
Our latest blog post is available FIRST and foremost to our official blog followers and to YOU, our March Forth Family. Find out the secret of The Little Blue Note! See below.
As always, we think about you every single day. Our goal is to make your journey lighter by bringing you parenting solutions through this eZine newsletter, through webinars, speaking to your group, and through private coaching.
Julie and Tom