NAME YOUR FEELINGS or HAPPY NEW YEAR

About 18 months ago I purchased a set of mindfulness activities and games for the kids. To help them name their emotions. We’ve tried a few times since to work through them and all have failed miserably. Until today.

Where we had a 30 minute discussion on forgiveness, which then moved into discussion a number of emotions ranging from pleasant and high energy through to unpleasant and low energy.

May be a cartoon of book and text that says 'ANGRY the color feeling matches feeling? FLEKIBLE FEELINGS IETERM CONFUSED ANXIOUS HAPPY USTRAT RRAVE MA XCITED JEALOUS SCARED JOYFUL PROUD SAD CRITICAL DISAPPOINTED BORED CALM REFLECTIVE CARING KIND EMBARRASSE WORRIED LONELY TIRED LOVING GRATEFUL PEACEFUL RELAXED www GENHINDFUL Yes you are feeling etter? Your feelingsl feekio Aun card belet better and TAKE DEEP'

We were floored. Brought to tears as Anaiya and Jaanu talked about their moments of anger and calm (what Jaanu was feeling when we were taking); or determined (what Anaiya was feeling) and jealous (something Anaiya says she has never felt but then expressed what she feels instead).

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for the mindfulness exercise to work through the first day of this year. It was beautiful. And I’ve never been more proud or honored to be their dad.

On the first day after a year where I felt I got so much wrong, this reminded me I got something right.

May be an image of 1 person, child, sitting and standing

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