Navigation Links
New Time-In Toolkit Makes It Safe For Kids To Feel

“Emotions are sacred, valid, honored, encouraged. This is the memo we are sending, ” says Suzanne Tucker, Founder of St. Louis-based positive education company Generation Mindful. To help change the mindset of parents and educators from punitive to positive in the way they help children learn social and emotional skills, she created the Time-In Toolkit, which launched on Kickstarter 3 weeks ago and fully funded in less than 48 hours. The campaign has raised over $24,000 and will run until August 25th.

The kit uses colorful, engaging and educational illustrations and games to help adults teach children how to name, express, and regulate their emotions and behaviors. Posters that read “How Am I Feeling?” invite children to name and express their emotions. Calming cards and coloring pages with statements like “close your eyes” and “hug a stuffed animal” get kids thinking and talking about what helps them calm their bodies and their minds when they feel upset. There’s also a sticker chart that works with Tucker’s flagship PeaceMakers card game (also included in the ToolKit), to track which cards kids have pulled and get them eager to pull more cards. PeaceMakers nurture mindfulness and compassion, connecting children and adults in a wide range of settings. The aim of the cards and the kit is the same: To help adults connect with kids, replacing time-outs, behavioral charts, and other punitive discipline strategies with positive techniques rooted in mindfulness and play. The result is an increase in emotional intelligence and children who can increasingly regulate their emotions.

“Research tells us that time-outs don’t work in the long run because they don’t teach the child how to regulate themselves. The Time-In Toolkit helps parents and educators allow for the wide range of emotions, especially the challenging ones,” says Tucker. “The tools make it safe for kids to feel. They help us teach children instead of punish them when they are acting out or feel upset,”Tucker continues. “Many of us have never been taught to understand or manage our emotions. Fortunately, with practice, tools and support we can all improve our social and emotional skills.”

The Time-In Toolkit is available via Kickstarter for 30-50% off the retail price through August 25th. Stretch goals including four additional mindfulness lesson plans have already been unlocked. Additional stretch goals include the donation of 100 Time-In ToolKits to schools throughout the United States.

The Time-In ToolKit includes a deck of PeaceMakers cards, a 24” x 36”PeaceMakers Chart with 35 inspiring mantras and 35 resealable stickers, a set of My Calming Strategies coloring pages, 12 printable calming cards, a 24” x 36”Feelings Posters, and two instructional manuals titled “Creating A Calming Corner” and “Using Time-Ins”. To learn more, visit

About Generation Mindful: Generation Mindful was founded by in 2016 by physical therapist, mom of four, and parent educator Suzanne Tucker. The idea for the company came when graduates from her positive parenting classes were asking for ideas to help them connect with their kids, especially when they were feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Tucker saw a need to help adults move more practically (and playfully!) into the art of connecting with their kids.Generation Mindful offers tools, toys and programs to connect the generations (playfully!), nurturing the human spirit. The company’s goal is to leave each person they serve feeling more seen, more connected, more supported...more enough. Present to themselves, the ones they love, and the little moments of life.

About Suzanne Tucker: Suzanne Tucker leads regular Infant Massage and Positive Parenting classes in St. Louis, Missouri where she and her husband have a holistic outpatient rehabilitation center. A physical therapist, parent educator and mom of four, Suzanne is also the founder of My Mommy Manual, an online community inspiring parents to “look inside themselves for instructions.”

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2017 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Time-In Toolkit Helps Parents Ditch Time-Outs
2. ActivePDF Announces Toolkit 2017
3. ActiGraph Launches CentrePoint Toolkit to Provide Technology Framework for Home-­ based Healthcare Solutions
4. Let’s Get This Potty Started with BottomZz Up® New Potty Training Toolkit
5. ASCP Launches Online Toolkit for Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
6. ActivePDF Launches Toolkit with Metadata XMP: Delivering Content in Context
7. LabRoots to Host Wyatt Technology Webinar that Unpacks the Light Scattering Toolkit
8. LifeWings Announces New Physician Engagement Toolkit to Help Hospitals Weather Serious Ramifications of the Affordable Care Act
9. Best Drug Rehabilitation Issues Toolkit for Teen Violence Related to Substance Abuse
10. LifeWings Announces New Toolkit to Help Hospitals Avoid $125,000 Medicare Penalty
11. New Server Monitoring Toolkit v6 Brings Real-Time Windows Server Monitoring and New Server Reports
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation ... scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry leader ... range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare Association ... held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 ... Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is ... pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to an ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at ... D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology ... the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... presenting the latest in wound care advancements to physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility ... is titled, "Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Wound Care." , "At many of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest ... Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey ... notes that the medical device industry is in an ... device tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical device ... they also want covered patients, increased visits and hospital ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, ... tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD ... OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and ... Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... medical device used to measure lung function for a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: