STRESSED KIDS INTERNALIZE THE TENSION
Let's teach our kids how to breathe deeply, and use mental and emotional skills to be mindful and resilient. Tension that builds and stays in the body causes negative thoughts, feelings, and behavior which can lead to mental health issues, relationship difficulties, societal ills, and the inability to respect and love oneself and others. WE CAN PREVENT THIS BY EMPOWERING SUPERKIDS WITH SELF REGULATION SKILLS FOR CONFIDENCE AND COMPETENCE BUILDING THAT IMPACT ALL ASPECTS OF A CHILD'S LIFE AT HOME AND SCHOOL FOR GREATER SUCCESS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.
Visit GrandmaBoom.com to find Janai's books available on Amazon: BEEING CALM (now bilingual edition), Superkid Saves the Day, Superkid Camp, Dragonella, Jackson's Fun Adventures, Superkid Power Guidebook, The Grandma Boom Chronicles: More Alive at 65.
Welcome to SuperKid Power!
OUR MISSION IS TO EMPOWER SUPERKIDS WITH SELF HELP SKILLS INCLUDING SELF REGULATION, STRESS MANAGEMENT, RESILIENCY AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
At SuperKid Power we know that prevention is the key at an early age. We are dedicated to a new world where children are prioritized and taught to KNOW THEMSELVES as a way to make good choices from the inside-out. That, in turn, empowers them to create health, happiness, self-actualization and self-accountability, to care about themselves and the world around them.
85% of a child’s brain develops by the age of 5 years. It is the easiest time for children to learn/absorb/integrate self-help skills to prevent mental/emotional illness, relationship incompetence and societal ills. Early learning self-help skills creates healthier children, families, communities and a more hopeful world. Equity, diversity and inclusion are natural traits when children learn skills that help them to function healthily in mind/body/emotions/spirit in their own lives.
We'd like your help
SuperKid Power, Inc. is a Nonprofit, Tax Exempt 501(c)3 and we invite you to help us continue our mission to empower SuperKids. Our EIN is 48-0902338
Janai is available for keynote speaking and training:
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Techniques for Children
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) for Adults with Children
Social Emotional Learning
Self Regulation Skills for Child Resiliency
Stress Coping for Confidence Building
Early Childhood Development Mental/Emotional Health Skills
Training For Parents/Teachers/Grandparents
Accommodations/Honorarium/Expenses required for engagements.
Watch Lesson 1, then download the handouts for Parents and Teachers, all for free in our shop
SuperKid Power is the home for ART: ACES Resiliency Teaching
ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) has become predominant in today’s culture, leaving children to fend for themselves without proper tools to maintain good mental, emotional and physical health. The SuperKid Power has been at the forefront for 41 years developing curriculum and implementing dynamic lessons that children easily integrate into their lives. Children and their support systems, at school or home, become more mindful, using stress instead of it using them, and knowing themselves in a successful way to tap their own internal resources of the mind, body and emotions combined with breathing and will power.
SuperKid Power is dedicated to empowering all ages to tap inner resources of mind/body/emotions/spirit in honor of advancing each person’s human potential to live healthy, self-actualized, content lives. The focus on ACES takes precedence at this time of great cultural shifts due to technology and planetary challenges.
We're making Real Progress. The latest from our Blog.
“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” William Arthur Ward No one ever saw her smile. No one ever heard her speak a word. Ten years old, V lived in an isolation unit at a state institution where I worked for a summer in the late sixties. V sat and stared, rocking back…Read More
“If I was writing a book, you would be on the cover!” The leg surgeon proclaimed his acknowledgment and released me two months early. The x-rays spoke for themselves, showing the rod from my left knee to my ankle was healed prematurely. He asked what I was doing. That was 16 years ago. This spring…Read More
Fear’s dagger paralyzed me. I was 9 years old, playing outside at dusk in the humid Kansas summer evening. Dad was working outside. I ran into the dimly lit basement seeking a toy. A foot high dark figure appeared in front of me, hissing as it drew closer. I froze. Snake! I could not find…Read More
The third grader was delivered to my office door in the elementary school, arm clasped by the principal, janitor and counselor who were all restraining him in his writhing state. The boy had just attempted suicide, having worn an angry mask for weeks. The principal knocked, suddenly opening my door. My job was to work…Read More
“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein 8 years ago….”Grandma Boom, let’s see how many ways we can make the train cars CRASH!” My preschool age grandson beckoned to me as he caused a derailing that registered 9.5 on the living room richter sound scale. Having been a 60’s headband-wearing, jean skirt-donning…Read More
Press Release Extraordinary and Effective Early Social Emotional Lessons (SEL) from ORAEYC/Mestrovich Blog Ashland, Oregon – Matt Leek, Chairman of the Board of Superkid Power, Inc. announced availability of the entire 2019 year plus 2020 January and February monthly SEL lesson Blogs by Janai (Grandma Boom) Mestrovich. Janai is the Founder and Executive Director of…Read More
3D Learning FOR FOCUS SKILLS June 12, 2019 by Janai Mestrovich, M.S. Aka Grandma Boom According to PBS.org for parents, “Concentration is like a muscle that requires regular exercise to strengthen. Some kids are born “stronger” in this area than others, but all kids can learn strategies and engage in practices that help improve their…Read More
Published in Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children newsletter 3D Earth Care Empathy May 20, 2019 by Janai Mestrovich, M.S. Aka Grandma Boom “Do you like trash thrown on you?” The 3 to 5 year olds responded a resounding “NO!!” I had just put some (clean) recycled items such as envelope pieces, aluminum…Read More
https://www.oraeyc.org/single-post/2019/03/20/INNER-STEERING-WHEEL-SWITCHING-GEARS-FROM-TENSE-TO-CALM INNER STEERING WHEEL: SWITCHING GEARS FROM TENSE TO CALM March 20, 2019 by Janai Mestrovich, M.S. Aka Grandma Boom BZZZZZZZZ. Anyone peering into the preschool classroom might assume students were running amuck. Buzzing motor sounds filled the room. Children were laughing and happy pretending to be tense, fast moving cars. Their hands held an…Read More
https://www.acesconnection.com/blog/self-regulation-begins-with-dogs-tense-knots-and-calm-socks (originally published on ORAEYC website/state newsletter) Self-Regulation Begins with Dogs, Tense Knots and Calm Socks Originally posted to ORAEYC, February 19, 2019 |Janai Mestrovich, M.S. We were all barking like dogs that were upset on all fours in the preK classroom. Then I used the Breathing Sphere to guide 20 preK children to take slow,…Read More
(Originally published on website of ORAEYC 1/29/19 – Oregon Association for Education of Young Children – where I blog monthly.) The 2 year old girl fell flat and began screaming. The 3 year old boy ran over to her, concerned and wanted to help. He gently demonstrated how to take slow deep breaths to feel…Read More
25 kindergarten children ran around the gym like crazy tense cars with me after we made our paper plate INNER STEERING WHEELS to show Tension X’s and Calm smiley faces. When I signaled, we took deep belly button breaths to SWITCH GEARS from tense to calm. It is the foundation for self regulation. Earlier in…Read More
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(Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children)