By Lori Lite Founder of Stress Free Kids
When I think of happy stress free kids , I have visions of laughing children unbothered by dirtied knees and sweat soaked clothes. Children of all ages playing together, creating and scheming as they chase fireflies to fill their glass jar with nature’s light with the hopes of attracting faeries. STOP! I am already hearing parents saying “don’t run.. you might fall…don’t use a a glass jar it might break and cut you…don’t be so loud…you are bothering the neighbors….don’t catch all the fireflies because they will become extinct and faeries are only in fairytales..” STOP! These are the types of anxiety causing statements I hear from well-meaning parents all of the time. I hope that this post inspires all of us to loosen up a bit and let kids be kids.. Summertime for me was filled with stress free moments that included blowing bubbles, climbing trees, chasing fireflies with my brothers, and watching for faeries. These memories inspired me to create magical, musical melodies of relaxation music for children designed to capture the joyful and stress free moments of childhood.
H – Hoping and knowing that they will catch many fireflies
A – Anticipating nothing but success and joy in all their adventures
P – Positive that bubbles fill with wishes will reach the ears of a faery
P – Passionate about reaching their goals no matter how many fireflies they miss
Y – Youthful energy untainted by doubt or fear
K – Kisses and good wishes for their job well done for themselves and others
I - Imaginations growing with each leap and each wish filled bubble
D – Deliciously surprised and satisfied by their accomplishments
S – Stress Free moments and carefree hours that add up to a lifetime of happiness.
Blowing bubbles is a whimsical way for children to reduce stress, anger, and fears. Children can visualize filling bubbles with negative emotions they would like to get rid of. My CD Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness features a track entitled Bubble Blowing to get you going. Fairies encourage children to use affirmations.
Firefly chasing is so inspirational to me that Indigo Dreams: Kid’s Relaxation Music features a track entitled Firefly Flight. These magical musical melodies are designed to relax and inspire children.
Stress Free Kids founder Lori Lite has created a line of books and CDs designed to help children, teens, and adults decrease stress, anxiety, and anger. Ms. Lite’s books, CDs, and lesson plans are considered a resource for parents, psychologists, therapists, child life specialists, teachers, and yoga instructors. Lori is a certified children’s meditation facilitator and Sears’ Manage My Life parenting expert. For more information visit Stress Free Kids and for daily advice follow Lori on Twitter and Facebook.
A special thank you to Liza Lambertini for allowing me to use her magical image with this post. (please seek permission from Liza to repost this image.)
Since birth, I have loved the faeries. I believe I was born an artist and simply needed to nurture and develop the ability. I believe we are all born to do something special. Soon as I became proficient with holding my bottle I began wielding a crayon! From there, out popped a faery.:D As I have matured, I have begun to take my little muse more seriously about her passion for art and her joy of inspiration and here we are! I love children animals and nature. My work is born out of this love and respect for life. I believe that which is born from love is magical. Do you believe in faeries? – Liza Lambertini
My website is http://www.faeriewood.com
Find me on twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/LizasArt