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May 15, '19

Mindful Eating for Kids

Michele Zipper, Tournesol Kids Coach In a world where human beings keep moving faster, we all too often stop living in the moment. The pull of getting things done quickly and jumping to the next task has become a great societal problem. Fortunately, there are many solutions to bring our attention back to the present.

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May 8, '19

Fire to Earth Transitions: How Do I Get There and How Do I Fit In?

Stephen Cowan, MD, Director of Health & Education This is the fourth in a six-part series on the Five Phase Journey through Adolescence. Let’s face it, transitions make us crazy.  You’re neither here nor there. One of the ways children move through the transitions of adolescence is by creating new relationships outside the family.  The

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May 1, '19

Growing Body Intelligence for Children

by Deepika, Tournesol Kids volunteer We are all aware of IQ (Intelligence quotient) and EQ (Emotional quotient) and their importance in our day to day lives. However there is BQ (Body quotient) which plays an important role. Body Intelligence means being attuned to and living within the rhythms of life around you (living in context).

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Apr 24, '19

Wood to Fire Transitions: From Where to When?

Stephen Cowan, MD, Director of Health & Education This is the third in a six-part series on the Five Phase Journey through Adolescence. As your child moves deeper into adolescence, you may notice their moods becoming more dramatic and volatile. Impatience is one of the hallmarks of the transition into the Fire Stage. When strong

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Apr 17, '19

How to Help Your Child Build Self-Awareness

by Alicia Webb, PR Specialist “Self-awareness is one of the rarest of human commodities. I don’t mean self-consciousness where you’re limiting and evaluating yourself. I mean being aware of your own patterns.” –Tony Robbins Self-awareness is defined as conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires. It isn’t simply about how we notice

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Apr 11, '19

Water to Wood Transitions: Who Am I and Where Am I Going?

Stephen Cowan, MD, Director of Health & Education This is the second in a six-part series on the Five Phase Journey through Adolescence. Somewhere between the age of seven and ten years old, depending on your child’s inherent nature, the Wood stage of transformation begins. Out of the relative hibernation of preteen’s wintry innocence comes

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Apr 3, '19

Guiding Children Towards Growth Mindset

by Deepika, Tournesol Kids volunteer Carol Dweck, an eminent psychologist, showed through her research that there are two types of mindsets: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. In a fixed mindset, people believe their qualities are fixed traits and cannot change. They also believe that talent alone leads to success, and effort is not

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Mar 27, '19

Navigating the Winding Path through Adolescence

Stephen Cowan, MD, Director of Health & Education This is the first in a six-part series on the Five Phase Journey through Adolescence. Just when you thought you figured it all out, everything changes! One of the profound wonders I get to witness every day in my pediatric practice is the way children transform themselves

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Mar 20, '19

Why Tournesol Kids

Belinda Levychin, Program & Marketing Director It has been two years since we launched Tournesol Kids to the world! March 2017 continues to be a highlight in our timeline, and I am very proud of what we have done so far. We have taught several programs to many delighted and delightful kids. We have one

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Mar 11, '19

How does your child react under stress?

Kids with each of the five powers react differently at their best and under stress. See the graphic below to see how they are different!

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