Nurture and Thrive https://nurtureandthriveblog.com Raising Children With Big Hearts and Strong Minds Tue, 26 May 2020 15:32:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/cropped-Icon-1-1-32x32.png Nurture and Thrive https://nurtureandthriveblog.com 32 32 Mindful and Sensory Activities To Help Children Break Free of Worry or Upset https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/mindful-and-sensory-activities-for-children/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mindful-and-sensory-activities-for-children https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/mindful-and-sensory-activities-for-children/#respond Tue, 05 May 2020 13:58:19 +0000 https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/?p=10855 Mindful and Sensory Activities to Help Kids Regulate Emotions and Re-Center when they are worried, upset, or mad. Sensory activities help your child transition to a state of play. Perfect brain breaks after e-learning as well.

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Help Children Break The Cycle of Anxious Thoughts and Re-Center With a Sensory Scavenger Hunt https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/sensory-scavenger-hunt-for-kids/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sensory-scavenger-hunt-for-kids Thu, 23 Apr 2020 19:11:03 +0000 https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/?p=10498 When kids feel anxious and can't escape worries, re-centering by using their senses is just what they need. Immersing them in the things they love to see, feel, smell, listen to, and taste helps to ground kids in their environment and in the things they take comfort in. This is a healthy way to help kids learn to manage anxious feelings. A great transition from e-learning to play time. Tips for parents, school counselors, and play therapists.

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11 Ways to Help Kids Re-Center: Strengthen Your Child’s Sense of Self, Fix Bad Moods, and Reduce Anxiety https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/mindful-activities-for-kids-to-recenter/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mindful-activities-for-kids-to-recenter https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/mindful-activities-for-kids-to-recenter/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:19:29 +0000 https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/?p=9902 Helping kids develop an awareness of their core-self can help them regulate emotions and develop inner strength. Brain breaks for e-learning. 11 ways re-center and lower anxiety for parents, school counselors, and play therapists.

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Is Your Child Having a Hard Time Falling Asleep? Five Ways to Reset Bedtime https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/bedtime-routines-for-anxious-kids/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bedtime-routines-for-anxious-kids https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/bedtime-routines-for-anxious-kids/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:36:57 +0000 https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/?p=9570 Inside: Is your child having a hard time falling asleep? Or is your child resisting bedtime by acting up? Does it seem like your bedtime routine only makes everyone more stressed out? Try one of these 5 ways to RESET bedtime from a child psychologist for better and healthier sleep. When your child is showing …

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Kindness Matters: Show Your Kids How Doing Good Leads to Happiness https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/kind-kids/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kind-kids Wed, 04 Dec 2019 15:19:47 +0000 https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/?p=5791 It was the end of the year party for my son’s preschool class. We all met at a park — parents, teachers, and kids. The kids were playing and we were setting out the snacks. I started talking with a friend and realized I didn’t see my son on the playground. I turned around and …

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Book and Chocolate Themed Stocking Stuffers for Your Coziest Holiday Yet https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/meaningful-stocking-stuffers-for-kids/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meaningful-stocking-stuffers-for-kids Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:10:47 +0000 https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/?p=3874 In Iceland, there is a cozy and sweet tradition called Jolabokaflod, which means “Jule book flood.” This flood of books came about because it is popular to gift books and chocolate on Christmas Eve. After the day’s festivities come a close, people in Iceland stay up late into the night reading and eating chocolate. My husband (who is Swedish– …

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Do Family Time The Swedish Way: Cozy, Simple, and Meaningful https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/spending-time-with-family/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spending-time-with-family Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:53:27 +0000 https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/?p=4957 Inside: How Swedes make spending time with family real quality time — full of cozy everyday traditions and intentional living. My husband and I were sitting in a little cafe in a small seaside town in Sweden last summer. Our son was with his Swedish Grandparents for a day of fun while we did an …

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Help Your Child Develop Cognitive Hardiness: 5 Tips for Encouraging Intrinsic Motivation https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/intrinsic-motivation-in-kids/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=intrinsic-motivation-in-kids https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/intrinsic-motivation-in-kids/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:30:59 +0000 https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/?p=2993 Inside: 5 practical tips for raising kids with high intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is the ability to be a self-starter and someone who perseveres even when things get tough. These are life skills we can encourage in our kids, despite the oversaturation of external reward systems and behavior charts. My son was first introduced to …

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The Scientific Benefits of Daily Quiet Time for Kids https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/quiet-time-for-kids/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=quiet-time-for-kids https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/quiet-time-for-kids/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:37:38 +0000 https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/?p=4903 Inside: Starting a daily quiet time habit for your toddler or child can be difficult at first, but the benefits are long-reaching and so worth it. Read on for why and how to start quiet time for children. My son was a toddler when he dropped his nap. I had been dreading it — but …

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How to Raise Kind and Compassionate Kids in Today’s Busy World https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/raise-kind-and-compassionate-kids/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=raise-kind-and-compassionate-kids Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:22:18 +0000 https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/?p=5048 Inside: 8 real-world tips (and books!) to intentionally raise kind and compassionate kids from the founder of Kind Projects of Discovery and Service (Kind P.O.D.S.). As a mom of three kids under 4 years old, I care about many things when it comes to raising them well. Parenting can feel overwhelming, and when it does, …

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