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“Not all of us were taught that emotional intelligence is important or were provided the safe space to feel our feelings,” writes teacher and mom, Juli Rush. Many parents struggle to navigate their children’s big feelings (think: raging temper tantrums) and find themselves feeling ashamed, frustrated, and angry.

Nationally recognized educator Suzanne Tucker, PT has spent a large part of her 25-year career teaching families about attachment and the power of connection. Along the way, she noticed parents like Julie struggling to guide their children towards emotional intelligence at home. (read more)

PITTSBURGH, PA  Parents graduating from an innovative new are proudly using new tools to manage their -- and (perhaps more importantly) their own. Nationally recognized parent educator Suzanne Tucker launched the course in late 2017.

Tucker is a mom of four, author and parent educator. She founded Generation Mindful, a line of educational tools, toys and programs committed to connecting the generations playfully and nurturing the human spirit. Tucker shared, “through my work, I’ve met too many parents who want to parent without yelling, shaming, or overpowering their children, but they just don’t know where to begin or how to discipline without punishment.” (read more)


RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. — As Christmas nears, Suzanne Tucker is busy filling orders for her new "Time-In ToolKit."

"The response has been amazing," Tucker said. "We are now ready to send out about two thousand kits all over the world. We are in about 28 countries."

Tucker, a mother of four, has been a parent educator for nearly 25 years. She specializes in positive parenting techniques. She believes her Time-In ToolKit can help parents and educators who want to follow positive discipline guidelines get rid of time-outs for good... (read more)

The table is set and food prepared. Children play nearby; it’s joyously noisy after a busy day of adventuring. My sister and her girls are in town for a week. I treasure every moment as we connect, explore and share stories.

“Dinner is ready,” I announce.

Everyone gathers. We sit together, and I light a candle at the center of the table. We pause to sing a short song of blessing and gratitude. Then, we dive into conversation and a healthy meal.

“Can we play that card game again, Aunt Amy?” my 7-year-old niece asks between bites of macaroni and cheese...(read more)

When I coerced my family to play a new designed to nurture our empathy, the first question was: How do you win?

“It’s not that kind of game,” I said.

We’re a competitive bunch. Let’s just say I’ve been uninvited from some family game night events due to unsportsmanlike behavior involving a Taboo buzzer. Also, there may have been loud allegations of cheating leveled against certain children based on flimsy circumstantial evidence.

Never mind that. This PeaceMakers game, developed by Suzanne Tucker, a local mom and parent educator, was bound to increase our compassion... (read more)

When my son first saw the deck of colorful PeaceMakers cards lying on the counter, he smiled and asked, “What are THESE, Mama?”

He dove right in, mixing them up and picking ones for me to read. He’s only four years old, but he immediately took action on the card that says, “I am huggable. Let’s hug!” He did not have much to say about a card reading, “With my ears and my whole body, I listen,” but later on, he mentioned that he talks with his whole body, which led to a giggly demonstration...(read more)

When I decided to back the Kickstarter campaign for PeaceMakers, I had no idea that this choice would change the course of my family in an instant. This might sound like hyperbole, but I’m being completely serious. This card game has been life-changing. Let me explain...(read more)

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Suzanne Tucker, Founder of Generation Mindful
Suzanne has used marketing and growing her online store to reach her mission globally.

October 26, 2020 | 41 mins

Raising Mindful Children with Suzanne Tucker

Suzanne Tucker, mom of four, has been a physical therapist and parent educator for over 27 years. Generation Mindful was founded based on a need she was seeing in her positive discipline classes. Parent and educators were loving the science of positive discipline, but struggling to take the science of connection practically into everyday life, particularly when they were feeling stressed or their children were acting out. During our chat we hear about some foundational theories and information about raising strong emotionally intelligent children as well as practical take away tips to implement straight away.

August 30, 2020 | 58 mins

Katie Kimball: Kitchen Stewardship

If you've ever said, "Geez, stop whining," to your kids, OR thought you were doing one better by pleasantly singing, "I hear a whiny voice!" -- be ready to be challenged too! Suzanne Tucker is a physical therapist and parent educator who is on a mission to raise an *emotionally* healthy world.

June 9, 2020 | 40 mins

Side Hustle School
Educator makes cards to teach kids about emotions.Don’t take a time-out … take a time-in! Recognizing the struggle parents have with teaching kids how to handle emotions, a mom and educator creates a game to solve the problem.

2020 | 9 mins

Shifting Perceptions Podcast
Suzanne Tucker: Generation Mindful's Founder on Conscious Parenting & Raising Emotionally Healthy Children.

June 3, 2019 | 1 hr 31 min

The Modern Mom Society
S1E36: Suzanne Tucker From Generation Mindful Discusses How To Build Emotional Intelligence In Our Kids

July 18, 2018 | 50 min

Happiness In Progress
#35 Suzanne Tucker, Teaching Kids Emotional Resilience

July 18, 2018 | 1 hr

The Modern Mamas Podcast
MMP Ep 51: Creating Mindfulness in Kids through Play & Connection with Suzanne of Generation Mindful

May 30, 2018 | 1 hr 18 min

The EVRYMAN Podcast
Episode 047: Suzanne Tucker, Founder of Generation Mindful

April 24, 2018 | 1 hr 4 min

Health Begins With Mom
Ep 5 - Interview with guest Suzanne Tucker founder of Generation Mindful

July 9, 2017 | 50 min



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