Jill O'Brien
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Teaching young children mindfulness is a lot easier and more fun than one might think. As an early childhood therapist, I adapt and find ways to make social and emotional lessons more creative and ...

Make your own mindful breathing wand to teach young children and help them learn how their breathing is their body's clue to how they are feeling.

I used this to teach forgiveness to my kids..we covered up the bad words people call us with fake band aids & put a star next to what we like being called. Then we role played on how to forgive others & ask for forgiveness! My kids really liked it! :)

This can be used to teach children forgiveness. Children cover up the bad words people call us with fake band aids & put a star next to what we like being called. Then role play on how to forgive others & ask for forgiveness!

Healing heart activity for grief group -this is beautiful! What a great way to show kids how they are connected when someone close to them has died.

Healing Heart activity for grief/loss related groups - Make a big heart, cut it apart, have students draw/write on it, and then put it together like a puzzle with band-aids

Memory Bracelets for grieving - but you can also use the same idea as a Coping/soothing bracelet when times get though e.g. recovery, anxiety, stress, panic, ED, SI, etc

Memory Bracelets for grieving - can also use the same idea as a coping/soothing bracelet when times get tough e. recovery, anxiety, stress, panic, etc.

"Man Pleasin" Country Fried Pork Cutlets. Can't wait to make these!

// // You know how men are. They want great tasting food, and lots of it. These Country Fried Pork Cutlets are so hearty! I doubt anybody could eat this and go away hungry. They are actually pr…

Such a cool idea, a mini calm down bottle! Could be taped/glued shut if need be.

My students are constantly inspiring me! One of them made this mini “calm down bottle” for a child to use at school.

Tips for Helping Kids Learn to Manage Temper Tantrums with Feeling Buddies. A must have parenting tool to help manage those BIG emotions as a child. AD

Tips for Helping Kids Learn to Manage Temper Tantrums with Feeling Buddies. A must have parenting tool to help manage those BIG emotions as a child.

My recent "Inside Out" Study Guide for helping teens and adults understand emotions has been getting positive feedback on Pinterest. Today I'm sharing some ideas for helping younger kids and tweens (grades K-8) use the Disney/Pixar movie to better understand their feelings.

4 Ways to Help Kids Understand Emotions with "Inside Out" (Disney/Pixar) - Burd Psychotherapy - Counseling in SD

25 Fun Mindfulness Activities and Exercises for Children and Teens

Here's a list of fun mindfulness activities and exercises for kids that will teach them about mindfulness in playful way (in school f.