Teaching kids to pay attention to their bodies means we lead by example, we remember that they don’t know how to do this yet, and we fully invest in the scientific fact that what they learn now will have a profound impact on their resilience as adults. Happy to be at Headspace again discussing all of this and more!
After he stopped crying into his sheets, he looked up at me with his shining blue eyes and I remembered; he doesn’t know how to do this. Because of his easy-going nature and mature approach to life, I sometimes forget that he is still so young. Daniel J. Siegel, in his book “The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive” states, “One reason big feelings can be so uncomfortable for small children is that they don’t view those emotions as temporary.”
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