As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a shooting. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what age your children are, be they toddlers, adolescents, or even young adults.

Consider the following tips for helping your children manage their distress.

Talk with your child. Talking…

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2022 Community PTA Partner Award

10499321683?profile=RESIZE_710x We are very honored to receive the Mercer Island PTA Community Partner Award.  This award recognizes a local Island business or organization that goes above and beyond standard expectations to help and facilitate local units, school programs and helps build a cooperative relationship between students, schools and…

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Keeping mindful and grounded

Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment.  This month we will be focusing on mindfulness and grounding techinques through various means including the 5, 4, 3,2, 1 breathing and our Dragon breathing excercises.   We will be practicing them both here at the Do Jang and at home.   

dragon breathing2021.pdf

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Gratitude Challenge

November is all about Gratitude with Thanksgiving coming up this month it's important to think about what we are grateful for. In addition to our typical yearly gratitude challenge we are also adding a journaling component.  There are many benefits to journaling and we are encouraging students of all ages to participate in a month of journaling.  I have attached a gratitude journal page for everyone to use as reference to use during the month of November.…

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