Educational needs

Remember at this time when your precious little ones go to school. They need so much more than food for thought, coloring within the lines, math worksheets and memorization drills.

Girl with fairy house

Girl and her fairy house

Within each child is a universe of emotion, feeling, and sensations. If you ignore their emotional literacy you ignore the greater, most powerful educational requirement in life!

I recommend a daily allowance of 5- 10 minutes for a feelings check in: How do you feel today? Where do you it in your body? Can you tune into that feeling and that place inside you and just listen feel and notice and breathe?

There is no right or wrong! No red pen writing comments, no colored star, no check marks, no frowny or smiley faces. Just feeling, knowing and accepting the inner truth.

Help your children learn the most important lesson of life as you learn it along with them. Do it together!

Grandmother Cottonwood’s prescription for all humans, especially children: Tune in to how you feel. Name the feelings. Notice your feelings and emotions in your body. Feel them. Pay attention!

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