empowerment

How Kermit Taught Us About Self-Compassion and Friendship

How Kermit Taught Us About Self-Compassion and Friendship

The science on self-compassion is clear - it is more important to teach our kids how to self-sooth and cut themselves a break when they fail to meet their own expectations or that of the outside world, than almost anything else. Give your kids a gander at Kermit & Don Music in this classic Sesame Street skit from yesteryear. Is Don Music being waaaaaaay too hard on himself? What kinds of things is he saying about himself that are actually getting in the way of writing the hit song he desires? And what does Kermit do to help him be his own Bestie?

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try (GoZen)

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try (GoZen)

Children of all ages struggle with anxiety, which can end up being a lifelong, crippling condition. We now know that helping kids learn to identify anxiety (see: being a thought detective!) and address it head-on (allowing worry to have voice and exist) can bring torrents of emotional relief. Here are some simple ways to help our little worriers move into a place where they can feel more personal power...