emotional-regulation

Why you should watch 'The Mask You Live In' with Boys and Men Now

Why you should watch 'The Mask You Live In' with Boys and Men Now

We’ve known for a long time that boys and men face insurmountable odds in trying to navigate regular human emotions while adhering to the ever-present ‘bro-code’ - which requires them to be tough, in control, dominant, emotionless… never a tattler and not a sissy.

This incredible documentary on the North American "boy crisis" explains how to raise a healthier generation of men and features interviews with experts and academics, as well as thought-provoking commentary from real-life boys and men who live this conundrum every day as their reality.

Kidevolve Imaginarium Podcast launches on Apple!

Kidevolve Imaginarium Podcast launches on Apple!

We’re so excited to announce (drum roll)… that our Creative Mind Journeys are finally live on Apple Podcasts! Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters, creative talent, business advisors and volunteers! Because of you, we’ve produced an incredible offering of free, first-of-their-kind audio tracks to get kids turned on to mindfulness in a totally novel way. We began this journey with love and a mighty vision, and we’ve received this back tenfold. Special shoutout to Jeff Warren - whose incredible spirit, creativity, meditative wizardry and extreme generosity has allowed us to hone our style and expand our blueprint with tons of integrity. Much gratitude also goes out to Hope, Sophia, Jason, Amy, Christine, Marni, Alex, Nick, Kathleen, Sonja, Ella, Connor and Michael - all early champions and essential contributors to where we are today.

So…. to get started, go to the Kidevolve Imaginarium Podcast in Apple Podcasts and click on Subscribe. Then, grab some kids aged 6-12 (preferably ones you know) and have a listen to our latest selection of tracks - now re-organized into courses to address key EQ learning areas like Self-Control, Sleep, Resilience and Empathy!

Check out CBC's 'Small Talk' Series - now in it's fourth season!

Check out CBC's 'Small Talk' Series - now in it's fourth season!

Only three short years ago, CBC launched a series of groundbreaking videos called Small Talk. Their big idea is to talk to real kids about issues like fear, friendship, love, mistakes, sharing. The videos are about 3 minutes long and feature a wide range of natural conversions with all type of kids.

Small Talk is a show about kids, for kids, by kids! Host Dave Keystone sits down with spirited kids to chat one-on-one about a variety of topics that cover both the serious and silly. Shot in the beautiful Canadian countryside, Small Talk is fun, insightful and completely unscripted.

Check them out! They are very real, on target, uncontrived and illuminating.

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Helps Kids (and Adults) Discover the Mind's Rich, Emotional Tapestry (New York Times)

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Helps Kids (and Adults) Discover the Mind's Rich, Emotional Tapestry (New York Times)

Can movies think? This is a longstanding critical question, usually answered in the negative. Literature, the thinking goes, is uniquely able to show us the flow of thought and feeling from within, but the camera’s eye and the two-dimensional screen can’t take us past the external signs of consciousness.