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Understanding Adolescence

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Books, For Parents | 0 comments

Understanding Adolescence

Adults have often believed adolescence is a time of chaos, immaturity and raging hormones.  We now know it’s actually a fascinating period when the brain is remodeling itself.  It’s a time the brain is becoming more integrated, stronger, and increasingly coordinated — helping teens get ready to ‘leave the nest’ and go into the world and do things outside the home. Daniel Siegel’s new book, “Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain” does a superb job in explaining why teens do what they do in accordance to how the brain is changing. He explores how mindfulness,...

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Peaceful Piggy Meditates, Kerry Lee MacLean

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Books | 0 comments

Peaceful Piggy Meditates, Kerry Lee MacLean

This is a colorful, creative and whimsical children’s book about a pig who uses meditation to gain inner calm and strength.  The world we live in can be extremely hectic and hurried.  The pig shows us how to find quiet and peace while living among all the chaos.  It teaches the value of having a quiet place to practice introspection. Kerry Lee MacLean is a children’s meditation teacher and has a talent for explaining the benefits of meditation to young children....

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Building Emotional Intelligence

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Books, Resources | 0 comments

Building Emotional Intelligence

  Linda Lantieri and Daniel Goleman share techniques to help children cultivate resilience and inner strength.  This is a valuable book for parents who would like to practice meditation and awareness games with their children at home. Linda Lantieri provides examples of exercises that are grouped according to different age brackets.  Daniel Goleman, who is well known for his work on Emotional Intelligence, guides the meditations on the...

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The Mindful Child

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in Books | 0 comments

The Mindful Child

Susan Kaiser-Greenland explains how she started her mindfulness work with children and describes the types of activities she uses to teach her Inner Kids program.  The book is a fantastic practical guide for parents and educators who want to incorporate mindfulness into their lives. She emphasizes using fun, appropriate games and notes how essential it is to never lose one’s sense of humor. If there was one book I would recommend to parents, this would be the one. It blends wisdom and modern knowledge together in a secular fashion that is accessible to everyone.  ...

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