If we don't take steps now to relieve the stress on today's children
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2008
American entrepreneur, Judy Julin and British publisher, author and grandmother Sandra Sedgbeer are mobilizing an army of moms in a mission to end childhood stress. Appalled by the growth in cases of childhood depression, obesity and suicide, along with the alarming increase in behavioral problems and violence among children, these two women are putting everything on the line to counteract it. Julin and Sedgbeer are among a growing number of professionals including educators, researchers and child development specialists arguing that today's teens no longer know how to handle their feelings, control their anger, relate to peers or authorities figures or have the resilience to weather life up and downs. "If we don't take steps now to relieve the stress on today's children," says Sedgbeer "they will be woefully under equipped to deal with life in the 21st Century. That's going to have a real impact on society." Armed with the latest research on emotional intelligence, Sedgbeer and Julin have combined their years of expertise to create a multi-pronged strategy to counter the growing pressures on children. Moms across the nation are signing up. Their unique offerings include: Inspired Parenting Method
A revolutionary state of the art enrichment/play center in California that's attracting worldwide interest.http://www.cosmikids.org
A Free innovative magazine, that is receiving great acclaim from professionals, filled with thoroughly researched articles from leading experts in the child development field
An entertaining weekly radio show combining interviews with celebrity parents and world renowned parenting and child development experts
And, in an ingenious twist on the old 'Tupperware Party' model - Inspired Parenting Playgroups. These 'Play Dates with Purpose', ™ which comprise fun games and activities, and are based on research from the fields of social neuroscience and early childhood development, are specifically designed to develop confidence, resilience, empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence. Moms love them because they provide practical tools, strategies and new ways to interact and communicate with their children while giving them the chance to earn some money from home.
Sedgbeer, editor in chief of Inspired Parenting Magazine™ (http://www.inspiredparentingmagazine.com ), and a grandmother herself believes we are fast reaching crisis point. "Today's children face far more pressures than previous generations. Their world is supersaturated, over-scheduled and incredibly stressful. Studies show they are coming to school more anxious, depressed, defensive and impulsive than they have ever been before. While academics and athletics are important, they also desperately need time just to be kids. They need that good old fashioned circle of caring, which includes time to play and time to interact with their families in a stable environment surrounded by loving attentive adults. These things are critical in building the foundation for emotional intelligence. Renowned experts such as New York Times bestseller Daniel Goleman, Linda Lantieri, a leading educator and authority on emotional intelligence, and Matt Damon's mom, child development expert, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, author of Taking Back Childhood, agree that Emotional Intelligence is one of the most crucial elements of a successful life.
Julin, the founder and CEO of CosmiKids™ concurs: "We see an urgent need to provide moms and families in the US and worldwide with the tools they need to educate themselves and their children in the components of emotional intelligence. The response to the work we are doing has been incredible. Parents are hungry for information, practical tools and strategies for communicating with their kids in ways that build all the elements of emotional IQ. And kids simply want a safe, nurturing place where they can play, have fun and just be free to be themselves."
About Judy Julin - Judy Julin is an entrepreneur and founder of CosmiKids with a rich background in developing multi-platform products, enrichment programs and play-centers for children She and Sedgbeer are co-creators of Inspired Parenting Groups™.
About Sandie Sedgbeer - Sandie is a British author, publisher and child advocate with decades of experience in helping parents develop better relationships with each other and their children. She is the author of several books including 'The Single Parent's Survival Guide', the publisher of the internationally read Children of the New Earth Magazine, and Editor in Chief of Inspired Parenting Magazine.