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Deborah Farmer Kris
I write about education, child development, and parenting for and . Read more at .
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Deborah Farmer Kris 10h
Pain and anger send us messages about what we love, what we yearn for, what needs mending.
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Deborah Farmer Kris 11h
I *love* kids' questions -- the wonder inside their "whys." The way they try to make sense of what they see. Adults are so accustomed to the world that we sometimes forget to notice it.
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The Juniper Center Apr 20
The number of related disorders in teenage girls is steadily rising. Help them reframe their anxiety, acknowledge their emotions, create a safe space for mental recovery (such sports or reading), and make sure they get enough sleep
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Gottman Institute Apr 18
There are numerous opportunities in every child's life to experience manageable stress — and with the help of supportive adults, this "positive stress" can be growth-promoting.
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Deborah Farmer Kris Apr 16
My awesome brother:
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Deborah Farmer Kris Apr 16
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MindShift Apr 16
Teaching parents about their own behaviors and training them to change might be just the kind of treatment kids with anxiety need to help break the cycle.
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Deborah Farmer Kris Apr 13
Do we offer ourselves the empathy we offer to others?
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Deborah Farmer Kris Apr 11
Replying to @rachelsteenblik
I believe there are guardian angels specifically assigned to helping navigate traffic and complex hospital mazes. Some human, some sensed. Hoping some find their way to you.
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Deborah Farmer Kris Apr 11
My tips for raising curious kids.
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Deborah Farmer Kris Apr 11
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Deborah Farmer Kris Apr 9
Dialogue is healing. It communicates, "I'm curious about you and you are curious about me."
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Laura Vanderkam Apr 9
You can make time for passion projects. You are in charge of how you spend your time - so if nothing urgent is going on, shut down your inbox, and do the work you want. The world will keep spinning.
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Ned Johnson Apr 8
Why effective reframing, especially with tools of can help so much.
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Deborah Farmer Kris Apr 8
"Avoidance feeds anxiety. Girls often feel stressed because they overestimate the difficulty of a situation and underestimate their ability to deal with it, said ."
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MindShift Apr 6
Girls right now are overwhelmed with adult-directed activities. This overly structured, overly controlled milieu leaves girls feeling anxious and uncertain about their abilities to navigate basic social challenges
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Deborah Farmer Kris Apr 5
Replying to @Pfagell @NedJohnson
I talk to teens about building a "restorative toolkit." They generally have more control over how they recharge themselves than they do over the stressors in their life.
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Zen Parenting Radio Apr 4
"Caring for children is emotionally and intellectually challenging, and parents need a strong tribe of support." via
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Deborah Farmer Kris Apr 4
Looks fascinating -- did this just start?
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MindShift Apr 2
"Metaphor and analogy are extraordinarily powerful teaching tools and very often underused. When you are trying to learn something new, the best way to learn it is to connect it with something you already know"
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