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.
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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.
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
CHEERLEADING FOR PRESCHOOLERS learning and practicing Superkid Power positive self talk Skills means having experiences so they KNOW for themselves. We drummed to the song about what we think impacts our feelings and bodies. WHEN I THINK I CAN’T, I FEEL I CAN’T! WHEN I THINK I CAN, I KNOW AND FEEL I CAN! AND…Read More
“Success stories are always a delight, witnessing young children practicing self regulation and being empowered. A teacher in a preschool class with 3 and 4 year olds where I teach Superkid Skills happily shared this story. “Two very active little boys were playing in the dramatic play area. Both saw a police officer uniform that…Read More
Meet “Grandma Boom” From ACES to Empowered Passion with PurposeRead More
Kindergarten children practicing self regulation skills and remaining calm in the midst of others being mean to them or arguing around them is one of the techniques I teach to EMPOWER SUPERKIDS. Their experiences are depicted in their wonderful artwork. They get to hear, see, feel a choreographed experience and then express their experiences on…Read More
Because a child’s brain develops 85% of its capacity by the age of 5, it is the optimal time to teach skills to manage stress. With the increase of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) on the rise in our country, mental health is declining. Early prevention with self regulation and self help skills strengthens children mentally…Read More
Forgiveness can be abstract for young children. Teaching them not to carry a grudge is easily accomplished with GRUDGE SACKS….Imagine every time you carried a grudge and did not forgive that there was a big rock or a bag of rocks tied around your neck weighing you down. That is exactly what a grudge does…Read More
“Who has a success story from last week’s lesson on saying “NO!” to negative peer pressure’?” I asked the question not knowing if any children would respond in front of their peers. To my sheer delight, a boy’s hand shot up into the air immediately. “Janai, my friends and I were going to beat up…Read More
“First my little brother took my shells and wouldn’t give them back.” I asked, “How did you feel?” the 6 yr. old shared she felt “MAD!” When I asked what choice she made, she answered confidently, “I sang the CALM SONG you taught us and then when he hit me I sang the CALM SONG and didn’t hit him…Read More
Read Janai's Guest Blog posts on ORAEYC
(Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children)