CosmiKids TV – EQ Central
With their schedules jam-packed with extracurricular activities, technology at their fingertips and a whole new breed of school bully, sometimes a child can begin to feel powerless in their own life. It’s more important now than ever to empower children by giving them the tools they need to remember their essential identity and the personal strength to achieve their goals and become their own role models for positive living. A peek behind the scenes at the filming of GWENNetwork’s CosmiKids TV and a visit with our friends across the globe through CosmiKids Connect is all about empowerment, self-care and emotional intelligence (EQ).
The following four tips featuring incredible CosmiKids help us all remember what’s important and to keep EQ Central in our lives.
1. Celebrate their Unique Power
The things that make them different from others are their greatest assets. Encourage them to take pride in their individuality.
2. Because I’m Happy
Surround yourself with positive people, engaging in activities that give you energy, while avoiding people, activities and foods that drain your energy or negatively upset the balance in your life.
(Photos: Freckle-faced and radiant, Matei shares his smile and good vibes during the shooting of the Water Thoughts segment. Several of our CosmiKids cast mates laugh and share ideas with each other and Dr. Pooch during the Minds on Mother Earth segment.)
(Photos: CosmiKids Connects with lots of smiling & happy faces at AgapeLive.org and their summer Freedom School. They generate a love of reading in Los Angeles youth. )
Reading is freedom! They provide free and healthy meals, family support and increased social awareness. Agape stops the cradle to prison pipeline. Statistics proves reading and creative expression reduces violence and the debilitating effects of poverty. The Agape Freedom School raises self-esteem and creative expression for youth ages 5 and up. Follow them on Twitter: #AgapeCDFFS
Respect your child’s need for down time in between or after a jam-packed day of activities by building it into their daily routine. Encourage activities that allow your child to breathe and relax — whether it’s free play, yoga, meditation or just taking a break from technology.
(Photo: As part of our CosmiKids Connect segment, we tune in to our friends at New Hampshire’s HunterSchool.org and enjoy a glimpse of their down time activities or lack thereof. Simple quiet time and yoga soothes the soul and quiets the energies of the mind, amidst their otherwise busy day at school.)
(Photo: Hunter charts the energies that their students resonate. It becomes a mirror to reflect their positive vibes, supportive actions and peaceful demeanor. They learn how to regain their center by breath work, focus and affirmations. Chilling from time-to-time helps balance one’s energies.)
4. Stellar Performance
Focusing on your child’s positive behaviors and achievements and rewarding them with praise often breeds more positive behaviors and empowers them to make better choices while building their self-esteem. Reprimanding your child for negative behaviors may reduce negative behaviors, however it does not increase positive behaviors and can be damaging to the child’s developing sense of inner confidence and strength. Serving as a mirror to reflect your child’s positive actions, abilities and qualities help them to see themselves as valuable, talented and capable individuals. The way you teach your child to behave positively also sets an example for your child to teach their peers to treat them with respect and kindness.
CosmiKids Connects with friends Indio and Mio and their positive playtime at La Beltrana Intentional Permaculture Farm and Homeschoool in Buenos Aries, Argentina. They have been chasing butterflies all summer. This day Luis Alberto (their father) made them a net to catch butterflies. The small birdcage that you see on the orange-wheeled cart was to be a home for them. They went outside to search for butterflies yet couldn’t find a single one. The weather was sunny but since its autumn in South America now, its not that warm. They talked with their mom about why they couldn’t find any butterflies. They went inside the house and looked up on Internet about how butterflies live, what they like, when they fly and when they don’t. They learned a lot about something they love – butterflies.
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