Building Resilient Kids By Building Strong Relationships

Everyone is resilient. We often talk of resilience as a characteristic that an individual either has or does not have. “She’ll be ok; she’s resilient” or “I’m worried about him; he’s just not that resilient.” However, the truth is that resilience exists on a continuum, with every person possessing varying degrees of resilience in various […]

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With Gratitude, A Gift From Me to You

With the Thanksgiving season upon us, I have been reflecting upon those things for which I am most thankful.  My goal for Reflecting Relationships is simple: I want to help more children and families.  To accomplish that goal I am bottling up the work I do every day by creating an 8-week Trauma-Informed Parenting course, which will […]

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Teaching Belly Breathing for Emotional Regulation

As humans, when we are in a highly emotional state such as anger or sadness, the emotional part of our brain, made up of the brain stem and limbic system, takes over. When this happens, our rational brain, or prefrontal cortex, disengages temporarily. This is what makes it so difficult to rationalize with someone who […]

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