Four-year old Kelly is relatively new to preschool. She wants to play with her new classmates, but is too shy and fearful about approaching and joining the group. One day during free play she watches three other girls absorbed in an elaborate tea party complete with pandas and wolves. Kelly passively observes the ongoing play…. Read more!
Has your child ever set a goal, only to lose sight of it a few minutes, hours, or weeks later? Sometimes, life has a way of getting away from our children – with school, friends, and all their hobbies, it can be hard to stay on top of what often becomes a delicate balancing act…. Read more!
I wanted to sleep with a bat under my pillow. It was plastic; nonetheless, it was a weapon. I was 5 years old, and I firmly believed that each night when I went to sleep, a robber would break into the house. I needed something to defend myself (and maybe my family), and my brother’s… Read more!
Do kids feel stress? According to a survey of 875 9-to 13-year-old boys and girls, they sure do. Check out what stresses kids out from homework to school and how they cope in the infographic below. Then look at what a whopping 75% of kids said they really want when they’re stressed out — their… Read more!
As parents, we have a natural tendency to reach out to our children when they are anxious, scared, or stressed. What none of us can anticipate is how our children’s anxiety will cause us to feel anxious, helpless, hopeless, angry, or desperate. The next time your child is ridden with anxiety, repeat any of these… Read more!
Want to teach your child the art of mindfulness? Even one minute of mindfulness can create a shift during your day. It doesn’t take a particular posture or formal training to engage your mind and body in the present moment. In fact, you can teach kids how to be mindful during ordinary daily activities. Feel free… Read more!
It happens to every child in one form or another – anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life’s anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years to come. In the heat of the moment, try these simple phrases to help your children… Read more!
Keep this list handy in case you’re in need of a quick stress fix. These tools can be used in one minute or less to help bring down levels of stress and anxiety. Used repeatedly, these coping skills become habit. Download the poster below: Download the FREE printable version of this infographic! Yes, send me… Read more!
Navigating childhood challenges can be stressful, and sometimes deep breathing isn’t the solution that works for your child. When your child is in need of tension relief, try one of these techniques: Try an inversion. For centuries, Yogis have understood the calming power of bringing the head below the level of the heart, otherwise known… Read more!