Exploring Feelings and Emotions
One of the best ways to introduce different feelings and learn tools to respond to big emotions is through educational children's books - here are some of our favorites:
"I get really frustrated when I have to get my coat on in the car and the zipper is really hard."
"I feel impatient when my mom says she will play with me but then makes me wait and wait and wait forever!"
"I feel love when my mama hugs me."
"I feel sorry when I take my sister's toys and yell at her."
Kindness Party Recipes!
- 4 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 tablespoon liquid stevia (equals 1 cup sugar)
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup stevia sweetened chocolate chips
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a mini muffin pan with coconut oil.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. One by one, whisk in the butter, stevia, vanilla, and milk.
- Whisk in the coconut flour, then chocolate chips, then the cocoa powder. Finally, whisk in the salt and the baking soda.
- Using 2 spoons, divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin pan.
- Bake until set and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15 - 18 minutes.
- Cool the muffins 10 minutes in the pan on a cooling rack, then cool directly on the cooling rack until completely cool, about 30 more minutes. The muffins taste much better when they’ve had a chance to cool and set.
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp pure baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond butter, honey, egg, coconut oil, and vanilla. Stir in the cocoa powder and baking soda.
- Pour the batter into a 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 20-23 minutes, until the brownie is done, but still soft in the middle.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup sunflower seed butter, tahini, or almond butter
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar, maple syrup, or xylitol
- 2 flax eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips
- Sea salt to sprinkle on top
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl or mixer, beat together coconut oil, sunflower seed butter or substitute, and coconut sugar until smooth. Add flax eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
- Add the baking soda, salt, and coconut flour to the wet ingredients. Mix until well incorporated. Fold in the dark chocolate.
- Use a cookie scoop to form cookies and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt. Bake for 10 minutes or until just golden brown around the edges.
- Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet then move to a cooling rack. Enjoy!