Skills Change Lives
Do you know a kid with over-the-top feelings and behaviors? Teaching kids to calm down goes a long way towards helping them learn to manage it all. Summer is coming and that makes it a great time to help kids gain these skills that will help them in just about every life situation imaginable.
Limbic or Logic
The limbic system is the seat of our emotional brain and it doesn't function on logic. When the limbic system is in full gear, you'll see the out-of-control, over-the-top behaviors that can be so challenging to deal with. We need our neocortexes to help mediate it all. The only problem is, when emotions are like runaway freight trains, the neocortex has a hard time reining it all in because it goes "offline" when our fight, flight or freeze response kicks in. So, how do we help the limbic system calm down so the neocortex can do its job?
Strategies Enhance Coping
Learning new strategies and coping tools (like relaxation and mindfulness) is one of the most useful ways to help kids restore their equilibrium, so they can get back to the business of happy, healthy living! We all want that...for our kids and for ourselves. If you're a parent and you struggle with regulating your own emotions, you just might find that the techniques offered in Calm Down Kids and the Beach work like a charm for you, as well!