18 Jan

Mondays with M.E.: BUILDING SELF-COMPASSION

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HELPING OUR CHILDREN BUILD SELF-COMPASSION: KEYS TO KINDNESS, GRATITUDE AND COMPASSION FOR OTHERS

Mirgain,Shilagh_hsWe’ve all heard the question, “What kind of world are we leaving for our children?” But Dr. Shilagh Mirgain, a health and sport psychologist at the University of Wisconsin, turns that question on its head and asks, “What kind of children are we leaving for our world?” Whatever the ages of your children, don’t miss this inspiring and practical discussion of how to help your children develop compassion for themselves and others, recognizing the common humanity, vulnerability and imperfection we all share. Learn concrete steps you can take today to help your children build self-compassion and be more grateful, kind and mindful in their daily lives.  >>TUNE IN HERE<<

This Mom Enough guest talks about the importance of “showing up for yourself as you would for a dear friend.” Give examples of what that would look like in your life. What concrete steps could you take to help your children treat themselves with such self-compassion?

For Dr. Mirgain’s self-compassion article that Marti mentioned, click here.
For more of Dr. Mirgain’s blog articles, click here.

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29 Nov

Learned Gratitude

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As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, we would do well to think about how to make each day one of thanksgiving. In the midst of our busy lives – and especially in a culture that often leads our kids to say, “Give me, give me!” – how can we instill in our children a spirit of gratitude for all things, large and small?

Here are the practical tips for raising thankful kids that Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11‘s Diana Pierce:

1) Set an example of thankfulness
2) Establish a daily “thanksgiving ritual”
3) Avoid over-indulging your children
4) Engage your children in contributing, in the family and beyond

View the VIDEO here. To read more about making Thanksgiving an everyday way of being, click here.

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