POF53: Starting Conversations with Kids & Learning Emotional Wellness with Witz and Marbles



We know that getting a child to talk is difficult, but getting them to share can be so hard!    Raising kids with strong emotional intelligence (EQ)  is like equipping them with a super power!  This can be hard to teach this to our kids if we don’t have strong emotional intelligence ourselves (being able to name our feelings and those of others).  Let’s face it, most of us weren’t raised with parents who were emotionally intelligent themselves, so many of us never learned how to be.  Don’t worry!  It’s something we can grow at any time (unlike our IQ). 

When I met with Kristen and Kaaveh from Witz and Marbles, I was so excited to share what they do because their interactive activity kids help bridge that gap for kids and parents!! 

They (like I do!) believe that the conversation should be ongoing, families need a safe space to share and children need to feel secure enough to do so.  Witz & Marbles have curated emotional wellness themed interactive activity kits filled with engaging games, thought provoking story books, sensory toys, activities and more.  

Listen in as we talk about what feelings kids are having during the time of so much unrest and insecurity.

About Kristen and Kaaveh from Witz and Marbles in Their Own Words

I (Kristin) struggled with anxiety for most of my life.  In my first year as an elementary school teacher, there was a day I couldn’t take it anymore because of all the fights, bickering and tears.  Therefore, I stopped teaching the lesson that day.  They looked at me like I was crazy.  I began to share my stories as a child and I asked them to share theirs. The flood gates opened! Divorce, deportation, moving, anxiety, bullying (at home and at school), and lack of self confidence!  No wonder these kids couldn’t focus. I opened up the conversation, gave them a safe place to speak and they took it.

I (Kaaveh) grew up struggling to deal with my mom’s diagnosis of schizophrenia.  I didn’t tell my friends. I didn’t tell my teachers.  I didn’t know what I was coming home to. It totally consumed me.  I had to grow up fast and deal with things that kids shouldn’t have to. Now as a dad, I know how important it is to talk about mental health, especially with my son, Jaxson.  I have to make sure I keep an open and honest relationship with him.

 

For a FREE KIT, email admin@parentingforconnection.com and include your name, mailing address, and the age of your child(ren) and we’ll enter you into the draw for one of two kits from Witz And Marbles!!  Draw ends, Monday, July 20th at Midnight PST. One entry per person.

 

https://www.witzandmarbles.com/pages/about-us 

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Robbin McManne is a Certified Parent Coach, mom of 2 boys, speaker and author of The Yelling Cure. She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation in their parenting.
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