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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.

Feb 4, '19

Develop emotional intelligence through Fire Power

Stressed Earth kids can be worried and indecisive. Fire Power exercises help them feel playful and optimistic.  The secret power of fire that everyone can use to feel passion in their life is X-Ray Feeling. To grow X-Ray Feeling, you need to learn to identify others’ moods and be expressive about your own.  Learn how

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Jan 29, '19

Grow Wood Power through movement

Stressed Fire-type kids are over-excited and over-sensitive. By doing Wood Power exercises, they can channel their excess of energy into movement. Wood Power is about movement: looking – exploring – growing. Physical movement is one of our essential health needs. Just a few health benefits are naturally controlling weight, reducing inflammation, preventing heart disease, increasing

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