Hello, parent, grandparent, foster parent, caregiver. We know you’re busy. But we also know you love your kids. We all have moments we wish we were doing more or connecting better, but there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to fit it in.
We get it. And we’re here to help. We’ve built a system that takes less than 10 minutes 3 times a week, and fosters greater self-esteem, laughter, and increased trust and helps reduce depression.
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How It Works
5 Radical Minutes for Families introduces a new way of being together.
Through paired sharing, family activities, and mindfulness practices, families develop empathy, greater self-esteem, improved health, better concentration, and reduced depression. All in an easy-to-use format that meets you right where you are.
Happy, Caring Children
Research shows us that being kind actually produces endorphins in the body.
These good feelings are not just beneficial, they’re contagious! Being kind and doing good things encourages more kindness. Our program fosters a sense of empathy and kindness towards other through radical listening. This leaning in and giving the other person space and time to speak allows us to share joys and pains alike.
Cheri Lovre’s 5 Radical Minutes curriculum addresses our world's need to engage in productive dialogue head on. This solution to affecting change is packaged in an easy to follow curriculum that takes just 5 minutes daily. Cheri is just the credible source to provide us with this pro-active approach to improving relationships, and therefore improving our schools and society.
I witnessed Cheri Lovre’s intervention in a school community torn by racial divide. Guided by her expertise, the community was brought together – parents, students and school personnel. Cheri Lovre fostered deep and meaningful discussion between all parties, some of whom, just hours prior, had refused to share the same room. Her skill facilitated expressions of deeper understanding, compassion, even forgiveness in the community. Her guidance led to a palpable change in school climate, exactly the prescription so needed to help students and parents experience school as a safe place of learning and human growth. I couldn’t recommend her work more highly.
Cheri Lovre is the embodiment of what she teaches. As a master communicator, with skill and compassion, she can help transform a school. During 9/11, 2001, I was Director of Pupil Personnel Services in the NYC school district, surrounding the World Trade Center. The advice, warmth and wisdom Cheri offered, while essential during crisis is needed everyday, in every school, facing the challenges and stressors of daily lives.
Greater Sense of Belonging and Improved Self-Esteem
Good deeds help us feel good.
5 Radical Minutes for Families helps youth see areas in which they can help others. And when they follow through on that action, they feel part of something greater than themselves. This increases optimism and self-worth.
We believe in laughing together! And we love all the benefits it gives us as well. Researchers tell us that laughter helps us live longer, strengthens relationships, burns calories, reduces stress, increases productivity, aides communication, and strengthens us emotionally.
Life moves fast and it can be hard to focus. The mindfulness techniques taught in 5 Radical Minutes for Families teach principles of slowing down, breathing deep, and being in the moment. This improved concentration means better grades, more effective study time, and more time for fun things!
Our kids are under so much pressure! From academic expectations, to peer pressure, to an online culture that sets unrealistic standards, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. 5 Radical Minutes for Families teaches resilience in the face of these challenges This intentional face-to-face time with family encourages deeper relationships, better connection, and a greater sense of balance.
Address Difficult Topics
5 Radical Minutes for Families provides an opportunity for parents to help their children explore the many challenges that lie ahead before those challenges become issues.
5 Radical Minutes for Families allows children to acknowledge consequences of choices when those consequences aren’t yet personal. When a child internalizes values rather than following their parent’s values, they are far more likely to make good choices. The outcome? Youth will be more apt to make these healthier choices when they’re with peers, away from parental influence or oversight. Positive choices are sustained over time when based in the child’s sense of self-worth. Character is what we do when nobody’s looking.
Over time, additional topics will be available as well.
The Neuro-Biology of Kindness
Acts of compassion or love exercise the vagus nerve. Research shows us that individuals who have a high vagus nerve response will voluntarily help others or more readily come to someone’s defense.
In the 5 Radical Minutes for Families program, parents receive brief instructions that help family members engage this nerve, relax the body, and listen from a place of kindness. This transformative program takes the positive outcomes from the mindfulness programs already popular in today’s culture and gives them life as all learn to practice these positive skills in action in their relationships every day.
Check Out Our School Program
We have a school program as well. When your child’s teacher uses 5 Radical Minutes in the classroom, it not only enhances your child’s learning experience, it reinforces your efforts at home.
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