How to Be Present with Your Kids Despite Trauma and Life’s Demands

Being fully present with our kids is crucial for their emotional and mental well-being, as well as our own. However, past traumas and mental health struggles can make it difficult to be fully present with our children. In this blog post, we’ll explore some practical tips for being present with your kids despite trauma and life’s demands. By prioritizing intentional time, seeking professional help, practicing mindfulness, letting go of guilt, and prioritizing self-care, we can create meaningful connections that will last a lifetime.

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Addicted to My Phone” by Erica Mason: A Song About Struggles, Hope, and Vulnerability

In “Addicted to My Phone,” Erica Mason explores the challenges of dealing with pain and depression, as well as the allure of escape and distraction through technology. The song’s introspective lyrics touch on themes of self-doubt, comparison, and the struggle to find genuine connection and acceptance in a world that often feels fragmented and artificial. By sharing her own vulnerabilities and innermost thoughts, Mason invites listeners to reflect on their own experiences and consider what steps they can take to break free from the grip of addiction and find a sense of peace and fulfillment in their lives.

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The Power of Faith and Music in Post-Abuse Recovery

Leaving an abusive relationship is one of the hardest things you can do. The pain, trauma, and fear can be overwhelming, and it’s not uncommon to feel lost, confused, and alone. As someone who has gone through domestic violence and narcissistic abuse, I understand how hard it can be to heal and move on. But I also know that it’s possible.

For me, the key to healing has been my faith in Jesus. Through Him, I have found the strength, love, and grace to overcome the lies and pain of my past. Spending time with Him every day has helped me find peace, hope, and purpose in life.

But faith is not the only tool in my healing toolbox. I’ve also found music to be a powerful way to cope with my emotions and connect with my inner self. That’s why I’ve created an “Abuse Survivors Playlist” that includes a mix of songs that have helped me validate my feelings, find hope, and empower myself. Some of these songs are Christian, but not all, as I believe that healing can come from different sources.

If you’re struggling with the aftermath of abuse, I encourage you to check out my playlist and see if any of the songs resonate with you. Remember that healing is a journey, not a destination, and it’s okay to take it one step at a time. And if you need professional help, don’t hesitate to reach out to a therapist or support group. You are not alone, and you deserve to live a life free from abuse and full of love.

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Teaching Kids Mindfulness with Sesame Street and Headspace: Play 123 Freeze with Elmo in Monster Meditation #6

In partnership with Headspace, Sesame Street has launched “Monster Meditation,” a series of animated shorts that help children develop essential life skills such as mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. In the sixth episode, Elmo and Mr. Andy play 123 Freeze, a fun game that helps kids learn coping skills for disappointment. Check out the child-friendly Sesame Street website for more videos and games to support preschoolers’ emotional intelligence and mental health during these challenging times.

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