Had a great opportunity to see Caryn Wells, PhD last night for part 2 of her Mindful Parenting lecture. Great information. Key take aways were to be present and focused, talk to your child, ASK how they feel and where they feel their anxiety and frustrations manifest. Continue to ask, is it important and why? Take an internal emotional temperature check. Confront fear - “name it to tame it.” Dealing with adversity, becoming resilient. Be and think gratitude. Statistics show that kids who can appreciate even the little things and be grateful for them live more positively and have an increase sense of well-being. Good stuff. Check out her website for lectures and workshops and her books. Best yet, she’s local to Rochester and she’s making a difference. Thanks Caryn.