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Keep Calm Mother On! with Christy Thomas

Jul 24, 2020

You're going to love this episode about Negative Thoughts and Sticky Brains with Nicole Libin, PhD.


Dr. Nicole Libin is a certified mindfulness educator, adjunct professor, and author. Her children’s book Sticky Brains, a mindfulness and brain science picture book for children (edited by Raffi!) is available now. Her other two books, Mindful Parenting in a Chaotic World and 5-Minute Mindfulness Meditations for Teens are both published by Rockridge Press and available on Amazon.

*You get to choose again in the very next moment.  

*Kids regulate their nervous system by using their parents' nervous system.

*Try out what Nicole does with her daughter--a moment of emergency coolness. 

*Mindfulness is a walk with a little kid when you pause and notice and enjoy the ants. 


Go for a walk and move your body.

Place your hand on your belly and the other hand on your heart, this is a self-soothing posture.  Let yourself be hugged. 


Play Idea:

Dance Parties

Forest Walks-- explore where you live. 

Gratitude Jars-- add slips of paper with what made you happy today. 

Draw the Weather on your child's arm