Raise Children with Big Hearts and
When your child is born the nerve connection between their heart and their mind isn’t fully formed. With experience — love, stress, life — those nerves strengthen and form the basis for how your child interacts with the world. Our task as parents is to nurture that growth — their emotional intelligence, self-regulation, compassion, and growth mindset, their hearts and minds.
Give your children strong roots so that they will thrive.
“There is really no more beautiful gift than holding space for your child’s thoughts and fears — their hopes and dreams. Hold that space for your child’s heart and mind.”
Ashley Soderlund, Ph.D., RYT 200, Founder & Owner
Grow Kids With Big Hearts
The Mindful Emotions Toolkit™ will help you create a dream calm-down space in your home and in your heart.
When you create a space or a basket with these printables and not only are you creating a physical space for your child to mindfully manage their emotions, but you are creating an emotional space as well.
The best gift you can give to another human is to stay with them in their emotion. To hold that emotion with them. For younger children, emotions are abstract. Concrete tools like those in this printable help children understand emotions, work through their emotions, and recenter.
Holding Space for Your Child’s Emotions: Discipline with Love
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