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Nov 8, '18

5 Ways To Empower Your Child In A Time Of Chaos And Alienation

This post originally appeared on Be Well. Much of my work as a holistic pediatrician these days is focused on empowering parents to grow healthy, resilient children in body, mind, and spirit. The basis of this empowerment lies in our ability to connect effectively to the world around us. When disconnected, all the physical and

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Oct 22, '18

Inhale calm, exhale stress

How do you find stillness when your life is anything but still? Adults and children can benefit from quieting the mind and letting the stream of constant thoughts rest for a while. In moments of conflict with other people or circumstances in your life, consider taking a breath, exhaling judgement about yourself and others and

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Oct 15, '18

How to manage your kid’s screen time

What’s your strategy for keeping kids engaged in the world, in conversation, in face-to-face relationships? Our Director of Health and Education, Dr. Stephen Cowan, has a prescription for balancing screen time with nature. For every minute you spend in front of a screen (phone, TV, computer, etc) spend a minute in nature. See if you

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Oct 8, '18

Practice mindful eating

Have you ever paused with your child before a meal or snack and contemplated the journey of the food from seed to your plate? What about the journey from plate to your cells? All these connections are important in helping children see how all things are connected in the world. Mindful eating is more than

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Oct 1, '18

Blow negative thoughts away like bubbles

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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Sep 24, '18

If you think you can’t, you can’t

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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Sep 17, '18

Unlock your kid’s potential for success!

#PowerUp is the first program of its kind that incorporates the new science of Growth Mindset with principles of Mindfulness and Compassion to provide parents, educators and kids a science-based, time tested interactive online program that helps kids thrive in the face of challenge. The program takes you through the process of learning your child’s

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Sep 10, '18

Build Gratitude Through Gold Power

Gold Power brings a sense of grace and sacred order to the world. Gold kids notice details, learn by patterns, and love making rules. Through Gold Power, you’ll grow the ability to be mindful of your thoughts. Gold Heroes have the power to examine thoughts very carefully. In our #PowerUp course on Growing Gold Power,

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Sep 3, '18

Build Empathy Through Earth Power

Earth Power brings a sense of unity and caring to the world. Earth kids crave connection with others and thrive when they are able to support their friends. 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. In our

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Aug 27, '18

Grow Insight Through Water Power

Water power brings a sense of peace and imagination to the world. Through the power of listening, we can learn how to stretch our minds to see hidden connections between things that bring deep meaning to our life. Through water power, you’ll grow the ability listen to the messages beneath all the noise and bustle

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