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Feb 12, '20

The Princess and The Pea

This is part two of a four-part series Jiuan Heng, PhD, CCH In the lunchroom, as her group of friends were chatting, Andrea said something to lighten the mood. A girl put her down, telling her she was “nothing, and should not have talked.” Andrea cried on the spot. “I slammed the chair and ran

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Feb 5, '20

Homeopathy Reveals The Key to the Whole Self

This is part one of a four-part series Jiuan Heng, PhD, CCH I met Andrea for the first time seven ago, when she “was just a kid” with separation anxiety. Three years ago she saw me again for extreme fatigue and headaches. Each time, a single dose of a homeopathic remedy would help put things

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Jan 29, '20

Holistic Treatment for Chronically Ill Children

In this podcast, Dr. Stephen Cowan shares wisdom from his three decades of experience in the optimal development of children through the five elements of Chinese Medicine that we use here at Tournesol Kids. Everything he practices is designed to help kids develop deeper relationships with themselves, each other, their parents, their teachers and the

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Jan 22, '20

Winter Reminds Us to Slow Down at Mealtime

This winter, use the inherent sense of stillness of the season as a reminder to slow down at mealtime. Since Water children are daydreamers and deep thinkers, they may have trouble noticing their bodies’ hunger signals. To get the most out of meals, Water children need to reconnect with the present moment. Help ease your Water child into the

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Jan 15, '20

Sleep is a Water Skill

Healthy sleep is essential for growing healthy little people into true heroes! Sleep is a Water skill that calms the frequent overwhelm felt by Earth Children. Kids with Earth’s natural powers may appreciate soft music, a candle and belly breathing to help calm and quiet the mind.  Water children themselves can get caught up in

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Jan 8, '20

Explore Water Power in the Peace of Winter

Happy New Year! It’s wintertime here in New York City, and regardless of what your primary Hero power is, it’s likely that you retreat a little this time of year. That inherit sense of quiet and peace makes winter the perfect time to explore Water Power. Water power brings a sense of peace and imagination

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Dec 11, '19

Three weeks left to meet our fundraising goal!

We know you have big hopes for the children in your life. Here at Tournesol Kids, we dream of being able to offer our program for free to the children who need it most: those in undeserved communities who can benefit greatly by developing tools for resilience. We plan to reach these children by expanding widely

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Dec 3, '19

Empower Children for Resilience this #GivingTuesday

Here at Tournesol Kids, we dream of expanding widely into schools and delivering our program to underserved communities for free. To that end, we’ve found a school in Brooklyn that wants to be our pilot school. The principal was trained in our program a couple years ago and is firmly behind bringing T-Kids to his teachers

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Nov 27, '19

Teaching Gratitude

Teaching gratitude and graciousness are pillars of wellbeing for healthy child development and cornerstones of the Tournesol Kids curriculum.  Gratitude doesn’t mean you have to say Grace at the table, but you should take a moment to take a breath and say thank you for your food. Expressing gratitude at mealtime reconnects us to our

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Nov 20, '19

Envision a Transformed World with Us

What would it look like if everyone in a community was able to play to their strengths and help each other with their blindspots? Would growth be exponential? Would the environment change? What kind of adults would those kids grow up to be? What kind of society would they make?  This transformed world is the vision

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