A PERSONAL DECLARATION

Last week was a time of reflection for me, as I turned 60. I look back on my life and see that I have been blessed with highs and lows, some regrets but all have brought me to this point in time. I want to spend my next how every many years, teaching and helping […]

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Electronic Devices-Parents Beware Part 2

Last week I spoke about social media and teens, this week I want to discuss the use of ipads and iphones to entertain your small child. I pointed out last week that humans are social creatures, that a little one’s brain grows, learns and makes neuro connections through contact with parents. This contact encompasses all […]

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Social Media-Parents Beware

We are human, we are wired to be social ie interactions with others face to face. A baby’s brain develops faster when interacting with mom and dad, not Baby Einstein DVDs. We develop empathy and understanding when we see the results of our conversations and comments on others when we see them. This brings me […]

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PARENTING WITH CONSEQUENCES

Children come into the world not knowing the rules of conduct and it is the parent’s job to teach the acceptable language and behavior. How is this done? Mom and dad communicate at an age appropriate level, what the rules are and attach reasonable consequences to the unwanted actions. Best example happens at the grocery […]

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Words Really Do Hurt

How many of us still hear our parents voices in our heads particularly when we make a mistake or aren’t trying our best? When we were small, our parents knew everything, so they were right when we did something wrong and that stays with us forever. It is their tone of voice (harsh or cold, […]

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Finland…schools…play

One last thought on play. I was walking my dog and came across two industrious boys in the creek bed. They were busy digging and trenching the stream into channels of their imagination. Obviously having lots of fun. Finland recognizes that school and play are important areas for their children, with class instruction in blocks […]

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Play, it’s not just for fun

Namaste everyone. I apologize for not posting yesterday, I am writing this at DIA. I ran out of time yesterday getting ready to travel. Play. Take a moment, a deep breath, and remember when you were a kid, say between the age of five and ten, how did you play? Feel it in your body […]

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Introducing…Myself

Namaste everyone, thank you for visiting Boulder Yoga Kids website and reading Teri’s Blog. I will be posting every Monday areas of interest regarding parenting, kids, Yoga and general musings. In my private practice, I have been seeing kids who are majorly stressed out and its not just teenagers! We are all aware how hectic […]

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