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Dr Daniel Siegel presenting a Hand Model of the Brain

Dr Daniel Siegel presents a hand model of the brain.

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This is such a great easy model of what happens in the brain and how we can use that knowledge to help us be more regulated emotionally with our children and loved ones. VERY COOL!

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 29, 2013 11:01 PM

Dr. Seigel explains the brain using his hands in an easy to understand language. This clip specifically explains brain function in relationship to parenting. HT @thompson3_jen

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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion | Video on TED.com

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect...
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Every child needs a champion. Wow. What an incredible talk about the importance of relationship. Love TED!!!

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Dr. Laura Markham > Teen's Perspective: What Peaceful Parenting Taught Me

Dr. Laura Markham > Teen's Perspective: What Peaceful Parenting Taught Me | Parenting | Scoop.it
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So, I've been thinking about parenting my teens and talking to other parents about how they parent their teens, and I ran across this great article written by a young lady about all of the great lessons she learned from her own parents when she was a teenager. Insightful and optimistic!!!

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 11, 2013 8:34 PM

Lovely examples of how this young woman's parents said the right and peaceful thing at the right time. 

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:08 PM

These principles of wholehearted parenting are tranformational! Brene's  book is even better! http://www.brenebrown.com/books/2012/5/15/daring-greatly.html

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Positive Parenting Skills And Solutions

Positive Parenting Skills And Solutions | Parenting | Scoop.it
Learn The Secrets Of How To Use Positive Parenting Skills And Solutions To Supplement Your Parenting Styles The topics covered in Positive Parenting Skills And Solutions are: How To Be Consistent i...

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This is an awesome collection of great parenting tips. Ways to help  children (and parents) flourish!!!

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:44 AM

Enjoy these skills and solutions from a postive parenting perspective with rather helpful concepts from helping kids understand their emotions and get involved in their community to suggions for overcoming homework power struggles. Parenting tips are given for consistency, language for positive reinforcement, and instilling values in your kids.  He also explains how we sometimes can over-parent when it would be better to help them foster inner motivation. 

Enjoy! Amy Fuller PhD

www.amyfullerphd.com www.fullerlifefamilytherapy.org 

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Play, Creativity, and Learning: Why Play Matters for Kids and Adults

Play, Creativity, and Learning: Why Play Matters for Kids and Adults | Parenting | Scoop.it
Learn about the lifelong benefits of play, including greater creativity, happiness, and productivity.
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Play builds connection, intimacy, flexibity, and problem solving. It isn't just for kids anymore!

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:28 PM

"Play is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting. Playing together for the fun of it brings joy, vitality, and resilience to relationships. Play can also heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. Through regular play, we learn to trust one another and feel safe. Trust enables us to work together, open ourselves to intimacy, and try new things. By making a conscious effort to incorporate more humor and play into your daily interactions, you can improve the quality of your love relationships- as well as your connections with co-workers, family members, and friends."

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Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a Day

Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a Day | Parenting | Scoop.it
How to teach kids loving-kindness meditation
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Beautiful tool to boost feelings of well-being for the whole family

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Understanding Children's Emotions: The Importance of Curiosity and Interest

Understanding Children's Emotions: The Importance of Curiosity and Interest | Parenting | Scoop.it
Many of us may not, at first, think of interest as an emotion. Psychologists and neuroscientists, however, now regard interest as a fundamental emotion -- an emotion that motivates and guides our engagement in the world.
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Great insights into the importance of engagement and curiosity in children as a motivating factor and foundational for forming relationship with them.

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Mindfulness Exercises for Kids

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids | Parenting | Scoop.it
Teach your kids mindfulness without boring them to bits. Use these great mindfulness exercises for kids to get you started.

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:01 AM

Great ideas to playfully engage children in mindulness...stoking the dog, roaring in the wind, watching ants.  Although I find myself learning to be mindful from my children!

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www.amyfullerphd.com 

www.momfulness.org 

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Breaking the Cycle of “Perfect Mom” Syndrome

Breaking the Cycle of “Perfect Mom” Syndrome | Parenting | Scoop.it
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When we learn to be compassionate and kind with ourselves, we help our children build kindness and compassion in themselves.

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Dr. Laura Markham > Playing with Your Child: Games for Connection and Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Laura Markham > Playing with Your Child: Games for Connection and Emotional Intelligence | Parenting | Scoop.it

"Play can be the long-sought bridge back to that deep emotional bond between parent and child. Play, with all its exuberance and delighted togetherness, can ease the stress of parenting. Playful Parenting is a way to enter a child's world, on the child's terms, in order to foster closeness, confidence, and connection." -- Lawrence Cohen, Playful Parenting*


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What a joy. Children and parents bond through play and children also learn great skills like empathy, self-calming, and trust. Cool!

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:49 AM

"Children need to play. It's their work. All mammals play; it's their way of learning skills they'll need when they're full-grown, from finding food to getting along with others. It's also the way small humans process their emotions."

Dr. Markham offers great ideas for connecting with kids in a creative and playful way to deepen relational connectedness. Brilliant!

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Activities for Teaching Kids to Listen With Understanding & Empathy

Activities for Teaching Kids to Listen With Understanding & Empathy | Parenting | Scoop.it
Listening with understanding and empathy is a skill that can be taught, not unlike mathematics or science. Engage in fun activities with your children while teaching a better understanding of their ...

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Edwin Rutsch's curator insight, July 6, 2013 6:22 PM

Listening with understanding and empathy is a skill that can be taught, not unlike mathematics or science. Engage in fun activities with your children while teaching a better understanding of their emotions. Increasing empathy improves communication, and increasing understanding may improve many things from homework routine to reduction in conflict.


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Pilar Bermejo Gonzalez's curator insight, July 15, 2013 4:22 AM

Para padres y profesores actividades para trabajar la empatía en los niños 

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Healing Practices: The Importance of Play

Healing Practices: The Importance of Play | Parenting | Scoop.it
This is our second post in a series where we explore daily practices that nurture and encourage healing. Our last post discussed the "Healing Power of Beautiful Spaces." Daily habits can contribute...
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Play cultivates trust, connection, flexibility, and intimacy. We are never too old for play!

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