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FOR PARENTS

Your Family’s Mental Health Now

Over the past two years, the ongoing global pandemic has impacted all of us, individuals, families, and communities, differently. And while it’s hard to speak to its effects in specific ways, there’s a universal truth we all can agree on:...

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What Makes Your Child Feel Loved?

Unconditional love is something we each strive to give our children. While it can sometimes be a challenge to offer up care and compassion, through our actions and words, showing the child in our lives love is always the goal....

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Healthy Boundaries, Loving Connections

It’s true that many of us didn’t learn how to set healthy boundaries as children. Because of this, a lot of adults today often have a negative association with the word “boundaries” itself. We might assume having to set boundaries...

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New Tools for Emotional Growth

Slumberkins was founded on a shared passion for promoting early emotional learning. To continuously build upon our mission of raising the next generation of caring, confident, and resilient children, we're always digging into emerging research and developing new ways to...

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6 Tips for Beating Holiday Burnout

December is a funny month. While all we really want is to relax and celebrate the holidays with friends and family, there are a million deadlines and to-do’s that seem to be getting in the way. Add to that the...

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3 Reasons Self-Care Is So Important

The holiday season is full of so much—fun, celebration, joy, and connection—but at the same time, it can also be a source of anxiety and the unexpected stressors that come up in all the planning and coordinating this time of...

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Repairing Is Caring

It’s Friday night and You. Are. Exhausted. You’ve done your best to keep it together all week and you feel as if you barely have enough energy to take care of yourself, let alone your kids. They’re pushing back about...

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“I Can’t Wait!”

The holidays can be an exciting time for children. They are often lucky enough to be sheltered from the holiday stress that adults experience, and their joy can be uninhibited as they look forward to gifts and all the joy...

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The Art of Mindful Helping

Kids love to help. From baking cookies and washing the dog to assisting their younger siblings to put on a bandage, many children have a natural inclination to jump into the action and don that special title of Helper. While...

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How Language Can Impact Children’s Fear

Historically, these are just a few of the ways we’ve responded to children’s fear, and even today, children are still receiving messages that their fears aren’t valid. What does all of this lead to? Children believing that the way to...

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9 Activities to Help Kids With Anxiety

Anxiety, worries, and fears are often a part of childhood. As adults, we may wish we could take those worries away from the children in our lives. Watching them struggle can be painful to witness, but having a few tools...

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Re-Imagining Creativity

When you hear the word “creativity,” what are some images and words that come to mind? Do you think of art? Paint palettes and the like? If so, you’re not alone! While creativity definitely includes the act of creating art,...

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