ShambalaKids Blog - Relaxation, Meditation and Self Esteem for Kids
|Posted by Mellisa Dormoy on February 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM|
This is a subject that is very sensitive and near to my heart because I feel like God keeps bringing it to my attention through various means. It is often caused by early trauma (but not always) and then later, usually teens, may start to do it as a type of emotional release for them.
Cutting actually produces a chemical reaction within the body that deceases stress. It is accompanied by low self esteem, feelings of isolations, and being...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mellisa Dormoy on December 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM|
Question from Julie W, to Mellisa:
I have a 9yo who feels bullied and friendless at school. The difficulty lies in that others in his class and at his school say they're friends with him and he has playmates during school and play dates after school. It doesn't appear that he's friendless- but his interpretation of life is that he's alone. Yes, there's a boy in his class with whom he has issues, but its not "bullying" in the true sense, its more that they have different personal...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mellisa Dormoy on December 15, 2012 at 1:20 PM|
The kiddies are out of school. After a few days of rest and relaxation,they want to DO something! Here’s a great way to keep them busy and enjoy yourtime with them.
1. Watch old family videos from when the kids were little
2. Make some hot apple cider, snuggle up in frontof the fire and tell stories
3. Read a good book out loud to your child
4. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mellisa Dormoy on September 29, 2012 at 1:35 AM|
Spiritual Parenting is simply encouraging your child to live a full, vibrant life where spirituality is naturally occurring and promoted. It is a foundational component of life and discussions on gratitude, charity, love, helping others, forgiveness, being mindful and listening within are all commonplace in the Spiritual Family.
Kids are encouraged to give...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mellisa Dormoy on September 19, 2012 at 6:10 AM|
Anxiety running rampant? Try these quick fixes for a calm child in 5 minutes of less.
I get a surprising number of emails from parents whose children experience a lot of anxiety. I don’tremember having so much anxiety as a kid, but times have changed. There’s somuch pressure in a kid’s world now days. And we are so busy fulfilling out work/home/life obligations that we may not even notice it until it becomes anissue. We all need more peace and peac...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mellisa Dormoy on September 3, 2011 at 9:30 PM|
How your words can improve your Child’s self esteem!
Knowing how to communicate with your child and support him is one of the most important aspects of building a child’s self esteem. In order to im...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mellisa Dormoy on August 29, 2011 at 10:45 AM|
Beginning another educational year can be a stressful time for children and parents. Whether your child is a part of the educational system or you home educate (which includes outside activities) you know that now is the time to plan ahead and get ready. Here are some ways to prepare both your family and your child for the new year ahead.
Get prepared and organized.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mellisa Dormoy on June 2, 2011 at 8:10 AM|
When our children are young, we seek to learn all we can about attachment parenting, because we know it hel...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mellisa Dormoy on May 27, 2011 at 6:26 PM|
There truly are many approaches to parenting. Most of us whoare raising children now grew up with authoritative parents, you know "do whatI say and not what I do" and "because I said so, that's why"type of parenting.
As new parents we remember those years of frustration atwhat we deemed as parenting without reflection. As adults, we've read...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mellisa Dormoy on May 26, 2011 at 10:06 PM|
They say there is no manual for parenting. There actuallyis, it's called common sense and intuition.
Mothering is looked at by some as a job to fulfill, andtruly it is. But it is also a vocation and work of love. It brings the gift ofself-knowledge, forgiveness, sharing and caring all packaged together. Everymother wants to raise polite, kind ...Read Full Post »