Tag: emotional intelligence


Anxious Child: Toys for Anxious Children, Self-Regulation and Emotional Grounding Emotional Grounding

Anxious Child: Toys for Anxious Children, Self-Regulation and Emotional Grounding This article provides helpful toys to calm an anxious child or they can help kids that don’t know how to self-regulate their emotions in the classroom. Affiliate links are includes for your convenience. All children become anxious and stressed out at one point of their education with tests, homework, big projects and understanding new concepts....

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Breathing Exercises for Sensory Defensive Kids Sensory

Breathing Exercises for Sensory Defensive Kids This article provides helpful breathing exercises for children that struggle with sensory defensiveness, anxiety, panic attacks and hyperventilation. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Over the years, as an advocate for children with learning disabilities and sensory issues, I have heard many stories from parents about what works and what doesn’t for their child. To help and direct...

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Anxious Behavior: Hyperventilation and Fight or Flight linked to Anxiety in Children Emotional Grounding

Anxious Behavior: Hyperventilation and Fight or Flight linked to Anxiety in Children This article provides information to help children with anxious behavior, anxiety, meltdowns, fight or flight and hyperventilation. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Anxiety is a normal element of childhood, and every child will go through different phases and different stressors that are manifested through nervousness and anxious behavior. Sometimes, however, a...

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Handwriting: Is Handwriting Dying Out? – Why Lack of Handwriting Could Cause Impulsive Behaviors and High Emotions in the Classroom Writing

Handwriting: Is Handwriting Dying Out? – Why Lack of Handwriting Could Cause Impulsive Behaviors and High Emotions in the Classroom This article provides helpful information about why handwriting is important and how it could lead to learning problems in the classroom if it is removed from regular curriculum. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. I’ve always been fascinated by old style handwriting. People practiced...

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Emotions: Why Your Child’s Internal “Stress Monitor” May Prevent Learning and Emotional Grounding Emotional Grounding

Emotions: Why Your Child’s Internal “Stress Monitor” May Prevent Learning and Emotional Grounding This article provides helpful information about your child’s emotions and limbic system that can advance or hinder learning in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. There is a widely assumed notion that the frontal cortex of the brain is what makes us human. Recent research is suggesting this is...

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Social Skills for the Child with Learning and Attention Issues Emotional Grounding

Social Skills for the Child with Learning and Attention Issues This article provides helpful information for children struggling with social skills. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As a parent of a child with a learning disability, I frequently research ways to help my child achieve academically. His overall school experience is more positive when I put extra time into setting up programs for...

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8 Executive Functioning Skills: Why my Child Can’t Complete Tasks and Stay Organized in School Education

8 Executive Functioning Skills: Why my Child Can’t Complete Tasks and Stay Organized in School This article provides helpful information on executive functioning skills. Educators and professionals in the child development field frequently discuss the natural responses and skills that a child is born with. Some of these include primitive reflexes, which are responses and movements that help a child transition to a new skill...

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Proprioceptive Dysfunction Causes Sensory Seeking and Sensory Avoiding Behavior Emotional Grounding

Proprioceptive Dysfunction Causes Sensory Seeking and Sensory Avoiding Behavior This article provides helpful information for proprioceptive dysfunction and how if affects your child’s learning. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Have you seen the recent commercial for the new Lincoln? The commercial displays a grid completely surrounding the car and it describes how the vehicle knows where it is in relation to its surroundings....

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Limbic System: Your Child’s On/Off Switch for Emotional Grounding, Fight or Flight and Meltdowns Development

Limbic System: Your Child’s On/Off Switch for Emotional Grounding, Fight or Flight and Meltdowns This article provides helpful information regarding how the limbic system can affect your child’s emotional grounding and learning ability. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Many systems in the child’s body deal with emotions and the sometimes complex psychological response that they initiate. Two brain systems, however, share the important...

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No Rules Recess: School Encourages “Dangerous” Free Play for Better Attention and Emotional Grounding Development

No Rules Recess: School Encourages “Dangerous” Free Play for Better Attention and Emotional Grounding Today, many schools can only dream about student improvements in concentration and better attention, decreased bullying incidents, increased self-confidence and tons of movement to train the brain and burn off energy. However, one school in New Zealand and also in Finland is seeing these exact results with longer recess periods and more...

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