My Mindful Mat encouraging parents to calm down so their children can calm down too

Be Your Child’s “CALM DOWN!”

The first person who needs to be calm when a child is having a tantrum is YOU. You’re not alone if you’ve raised your voice to ironically tell your child to “calm down!” We all need that reminder. My Mindful Mat is just as much for the parents as it is for the children. Let’s talk about that as I share a personal story from tonight.

Rethink Time Out

Life is new to our little ones. Think about a new job. How well would you have done if you had been thrown into it with no training? So why do we expect our little ones to handle big emotions without any training? Here we’ll talk briefly about how you can take the traditional time out and time in methods and turn them into emotion regulation training.

Mini Mindful Journal

We are huge advocates for any type of personal journaling. There are several benefits of putting pen to paper with your thoughts and observations. To help, we’re releasing a free printable “Mini Mindful Journal™” with 5 of the following kid-friendly mindful journaling activities. (Print your Mini Mindful Journal™ for free by clicking on the link…

Mindful Discipline: A Team Effort

We recently presented at the Utah Association for the Education of Young Children Conference (UAEYC). The following is a simple summary of our presentation for attendees to look back on and to give those who weren’t able to attend a brief insight. We are so grateful for the opportunity we had to present at the…

Mindful Products: Why Organic Cotton?

Mindful Products Why Organic Cotton? At Coriaria (creators of My Mindful Mat™) we are mindful of the impact each of our products has on the environment, on our society, and especially on your family. In our “Mindful Products” series, we share with you the reasoning behind many of our product decisions. This week we discuss:…

bedtime conversations

Talking Time (Free Bedtime Conversation Starter Printable)

Talking Time +Free Bedtime Conversation Starter Printable   This week on The Intentional Family Moment, we discuss the question “Why does Talking Time matter?”. Talking time is taking a few key moments to talk with your child before they go to sleep. It helps your child decompress, it helps you bond with your child and…