Category Archives: Mindful Parenting

It Takes Two to Co-regulate

It Takes Two to Tango Co-regulate By Sushi Frausto, M.A. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#101031)   We hear the word self-regulation a lot these days, but what does it mean? Self-regulation is the process during which we manage our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order in to meet our needs. It involves managing one’s

Art as a Way to Advance Higher Order Thinking Skills

Art as a Way to Advance Higher Order Thinking Skills By Sushi Frausto, LMFT Participating in artistic processes builds skills that can lead to success in many areas of our lives.  Being creative requires our brain to use higher order thinking skills.  Higher order thinking refers to complex thinking that requires numerous cognitive processes to

Fight, Flight or Connect? Parenting Your Teen with Your Wise Mind

Parenting is likely the hardest job on the planet, hands down. And it’s the one job that doesn’t require an interview process, an orientation/training period or annual evaluations. Parenting can drudge up the most painful feelings, and can gift the greatest joys. So, given that parenting is inherently a roller coaster ride, how do we

Teaching belly breathing to your child

Teaching Belly Breathing to Your Child with Dr. Melissa Johnson: https://www.kidsinthehouse.com/video/embed/5618  For more information on elementary education visit KidsInTheHouse.com  

Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting

The other day as I was rushing through the morning to get my 4 year old prepared for a day at summer camp when I realized in a moment of frustration that I had been repeating the same request over and over again without any follow through from him… a frustrating situation indeed for me

Empowering Mindfulness Tools in Education

What is more empowering for educators and students than being equipped with tools to develop effective and satisfying social & emotional lives in and out of school, cope with stress, and achieve greater focus and attention for learning? Contemporary research on learning and brain development help us understand the value of mindfulness tools for students

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