"I'm bored!" You have inevitably heard from your child may times. It comes with a sense of expectation that you should solve this dilemma for them when none of their multitude of toys and games seem to hold appeal. It can be really tempting to help, by rattling off a list of activities, or drop what you're doing to find a way to entertain your child. Because other than wanting the whining to stop, us parents really don't like it when our children aren't happy. Here's the thing. We live in an ever increasingly stimulating world. Information is constantly streaming into...
If your child is suffering from growing pains at night, chances are their pain threshold is lower than average, and they might be helped by stretching daily and using an essential oil blend or ibuprofen combined with massage when a flare up happens.
Why are goals so beneficial? Goals can help motivate and inspire us. They give us clarity and help us overcome procrastination. Goals allow us to monitor progress and can help keep us focused. And maybe most importantly, goals help us believe in our own abilities and fosters trust in ourselves that we can achieve what we believe. This is something we really want our children to know how to do. But it is important to know how to set goals, or they can backfire.
Having a growth mindset means you are more comfortable taking personal risks, and striving for stretch goals. It can also enhance brain development across a wide range of tasks, and even contribute to lowered stress, anxiety and depression. So how can we foster this in our child?