Teach Your Kids How to Flip Their Switch

Teach Your Kids How to Flip Their Switch

Have you ever heard of NLP? It stands for NeuroLinguistic Programming and involves the practice of language and neural pathways that affect our moods, thoughts, words, and deeds. NLP was created in California in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder and is still widely practiced today. This is a simple NLP trick to lift your mood and make you feel better. I taught this to my kids to help them better manage their mood and attitude, and...

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Teaching Kids How to Ground

Teaching Kids How to Ground

The KidCentered motto is “Centering the world, one kid at a time” and we mean it. One way to get centered is to use an energy technique called “grounding.” Grounding simply means tapping into the grounded energy of the earth for stability and to get centered. Like adults, some kids are naturally grounded, while others may seem like they have their head in the clouds. When we describe someone as “down to...

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Mediation Quickie

Mediation Quickie

This week’s article comes from KidCentered.com marketing partner (and social media expert and RN and mother of two) Audrey “Christie” McLaughlin. Enjoy! Meditation Quickie by Audrey “Christie” McLaughlin I have heard every excuse in the book about why people don’t meditate. I have probably said most of them too. Here is the thing that I have found, taking time out of my day has had profound effects on my...

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10 Weekend Activities to Make Memories

10 Weekend Activities to Make Memories

10 Weekend Activities to Make Memories by Audrey Christie McLaughlin Ever looked at your spouse or thought to yourself…”What am I going to do with these kids this weekend?” And then ponder through deal sites wondering where you will save a buck or two and try and come out of the weekend without spending $500 on entertainment? (Maybe there is a block to clear there but I digress.) If this is you, then I am about to deliver you...

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Cooking As A Meditation?

Cooking As A Meditation?

Cooking As A Meditation by Audrey Christie McLaughlin Yes, I really mean cooking as a meditation; eating can be one too! Meditation is not always sitting perfectly still in lotus position chanting, in fact, that is only one type of meditation. There is no recipe for the “right way” to meditate. So let’s take a closer look at preparing food or cooking as a meditation and what that might look like…because the result is a delicious and...

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