Topic: Guiding your child’s transition into adolescence.
Issues: How will you handle the inevitable adolescent crises? Balancing a child’s growing need for independence with genuine concern for his or her physical or emotional safety; the many challenges faced by today’s middle schoolers (that we never faced when we were their age).
Topic: How to help your kid manage stress and become happier, kinder, and more compassionate.
Issues: How mindful awareness can help kids become happier, kinder, and more compassionate; how to incorporate mindfulness into bedtime routines; how to use a toy “barrel of monkeys” to demonstrate how we relate to thoughts and emotions.