This post, about helping my son with his big feelings, was dropped onto Medium today at: https://medium.com/@tanyabeard/hasty-a-new-emotional-literacy-tool-for-young-children-6fe7a48e65a4 May it serve all parents and children well. Continue reading HASTY
Sometimes I write about mundane details of my life, so I can better understand things. These feel different from the things I usually write, and I rarely publish them. That said, I think it’s good for people reading one’s blog to sort of know or understand a little about the person behind the carefully crafted … Continue reading Resonance (from January 2015)
To see my post on 3 Simple Steps For Clarity In Trying Times, see: https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/mf-gn-simple-steps-for-clarity-in-trying-times/ Thank you for reading my work! Tanya Continue reading Tanya was published on Sivana East Blog!
Today I posted a bunch on Facebook. Using Facebook at all feels pretty gross these days, due to all of the ways our information is taken, sold, and otherwise violated. Trust is sparse there anymore. Nonetheless, it is a means of connecting with a number of people I enjoy learning from, and one day it … Continue reading Grace in Perpetuity
Teach your children. Teach your friends. Teach your parents. Remind yourselves. Kindness is not magic. It’s not a feeling. It’s not something you contemplate in order to feel better about yourself. Compassion and caring are feelings. Kind words and kind acts comprise kindness. Kindness is risk taking, and kindness is bravery. Sometimes kindness feels so different and maybe even … Continue reading Kindness Is Not A Choice; It’s An Action
The school year is well underway. The sparkle is fading. Kids with attachment anxieties and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are reacting to the opportunity to meet and learn to trust new adults. The children who run a little more anxious are well-triggered by all the moving parts of the school machine, as well as life … Continue reading Oppositional Defiance Season