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Momentous Institute's blog posts on topics such as parenting, mental health, gratitude, race, etc.

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Tired children have a harder time focusing at school, regulating their emotions and interacting with their peers. We have three tips to help your children get healthy sleep. Healthy Nights, Healthy Sleep, Get Healthy, My Alarm Clock, Waking Up Tired, Have A Good Night, Blog Topics, Kids Sleep, Sleep Apnea

3 tips for healthy sleep

Tired children have a harder time focusing at school, regulating their emotions and interacting with their peers. We have three tips to help your children get healthy sleep.

3 easy steps to remember when working towards safe relationships (chances are you might be doing them without realizing!). Blog Topics, Have Fun, Relationships, Encouragement, Success, Positivity, Building, Instagram, Link

Safe Relationships in the Classroom

3 easy steps to remember when working towards safe relationships (chances are you might be doing them without realizing!).

Parents have the opportunity to help teens explore these racial differences. It may sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Conversations can start by exploring the idea of friendship in general, with questions such as: Blog Topics, Exploring, Opportunity, Friendship, Parents, Teen, Racing, Student, This Or That Questions

Talking to Teens about Race

Parents have the opportunity to help teens explore these racial differences. It may sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Conversations can start by exploring the idea of friendship in general, with questions such as:

Given its importance, how can we create environments where all children gain a sense of belonging? Here are three strategies that can help. Feeling Appreciated, Stanford University, Blog Topics, Three Year Olds, Fun Activities, Kids Learning, Gain, Encouragement, Parenting

Strategies to help children feel they belong

Given its importance, how can we create environments where all children gain a sense of belonging? Here are three strategies that can help.

What is social emotional health and why does it matter? Learn more about why social emotional health is the heartbeat of Momentous Institute! What Is Social, Blog Topics, School Counseling, Emotional Intelligence, Optimism, Heartbeat, Psychology, Boss, Parenting

What is social emotional health?

What is social emotional health and why does it matter? Learn more about why social emotional health is the heartbeat of Momentous Institute!

When we can think about a teenager in the context of a brain under construction, we can be much more thoughtful about how we approach them, and how we make sense of the work. Social Emotional Development, Social Emotional Learning, Blog Topics, Wellness Center, Self Awareness, Parenting Teens, Young Adults, Under Construction, Decision Making

Brain Under Construction

When we can think about a teenager in the context of a brain under construction, we can be much more thoughtful about how we approach them, and how we make sense of the work.

 Gottman's Four Horsemen metaphor for working with teenagers. Take a look! Blog Topics, Teenagers, Mental Health, Coaching, Therapy, Marriage, Take That, Parenting, Casamento

Beware the Four Horsemen

We've adapted Dr. Gottman's Four Horsemen metaphor for working with teenagers. Take a look!

Life can be full of ups and downs, just like riding a roller-coaster. Blog Topics, Ups And Downs, Roller Coaster, Life, Roller Coasters
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Emotions - Rollercoaster

Life can be full of ups and downs, just like riding a roller-coaster.

Slacking off isn’t such a bad idea. Here are the benefits of slacking off and five ways to achieve more while working less. Slack Off, Entrepreneur Magazine, Bedtime Routine, Blog Topics, Sleep Deprivation, Getting Things Done, Slacks, Audio Books, Something To Do

How to achieve more while working less

Slacking off isn’t such a bad idea. Here are the benefits of slacking off and five ways to achieve more while working less.

As we work with children, we need to continually ask ourselves, “Am I engaging the upstairs brain, or am I triggering the downstairs brain? The Brain For Kids, Whole Brain Child, Yoga For Kids, Social Skills Activities, Speech Therapy Activities, Brain Activities, Articulation Activities, Brain Models, Brain Based Learning

Upstairs and Downstairs Brain

As we work with children, we need to continually ask ourselves, “Am I engaging the upstairs brain, or am I triggering the downstairs brain?”

Let's take a look at how our childhood attachment styles can impact our adult relationships. Types Of Relationships, Healthy Relationships, Blog Topics, Coping Skills, Therapy Ideas, Vulnerability, Trauma, Mental Health, Psychology

How childhood attachment styles impact adult relationships

Let's take a look at how our childhood attachment styles can impact our adult relationships.

The range of human emotions described through the concept of "the emotional keyboard", from Eric Jensen's book, "Teaching with Poverty in Mind. Humility, Forgiveness, Blog Topics, Human Emotions, School Counseling, Optimism, Compassion, Keyboard, Mindfulness

Emotional Keyboard

Here's a look at the range of human emotions described through a concept called "the emotional keyboard."

Three practices to help us stay grounded, present and loving in uncertain times. Difference Of Opinion, Health Practices, Make Peace, Blog Topics, Feeling Stuck, Third Way, Speak The Truth, Book Show, Natural Disasters

Making peace with uncertainty

Three practices to help us stay grounded, present and loving in uncertain times.

Do you feel uncomfortable at the idea of talking about race in a classroom of mostly students of color? Here are two things to remember. Do You Feel, How Are You Feeling, Dear White, Blog Topics, A Classroom, Students, Family Guy, Parenting, Teacher

Talking race in the classroom.

Do you feel uncomfortable at the idea of talking about race in a classroom of mostly students of color? Here are two things to remember.