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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!

Mar 4, '19

What can you do about negative thoughts?

What do you do when negative thoughts take up space in your mind? It’s not always easy to let them go. They have an ability to bring us down and to bring out the qualities in ourselves we don’t love the most. At Tournesol Kids, we teach that negative thoughts don’t have to remain in

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Feb 25, '19

Do you have a growth mindset?

Growth Mindset thinking teaches kids that life is a series of explorations, of experiments and of opportunities to learn new skills. The old idea of Fixed Mindset thinking keeps kids believing that their potential in the world is limited. If you think you can’t, you can’t. Teach your kids the gift of having a Growth

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Feb 18, '19

Create connections through Earth Power

Stressed Gold-type kids are over-critical and easily annoyed. By doing Earth Power exercises like mindful eating, they can find empathy for others. Through Earth Power, you’ll grow the ability to create connections. Earth Heroes help other people get along. By nature, they are generous, kind, and caring. Learn how to connect to the world around

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Feb 11, '19

Be mindful of your thoughts through Gold Power

When Water kids are stressed, they can be apathetic and disconnected. Gold Power exercises can help them find their connective breath again. Through Gold Power, you’ll grow the ability to be mindful of your thoughts. Gold Heroes have the power to examine thoughts very carefully. Develop mindfulness of your thoughts through our #PowerUp course.

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