March 28th, 2014 | 3 Comments

Is Technology Stressing our Kids?

Note to Readers: I don’t know if technology is stressing our kids, but I do know that technology has added a new paradigm to the many facets of parenting. I do know that taking my teen’s screens away would destroy her academically and socially.  I do know that keeping up with the various forms of interaction, communication, and learning has made me feel like I have one more full time parenting job. It is always challenging to be the transitional generation. We do not have a child/parenting story or experience to draw from. We are all beginners…doing the best we can with what we have experienced. So, is technology stressing our kids? Thanks to Melissa Maypole for sharing her thoughts.

Parenting was hard enough before the Internet and Smartphones, but today, moms and dads have to worry about the effects all of this new technology is having on their kids. We worry about their safety online, how much screen time is too much, and whether or not video games are rotting their brains. We’re the ones who should be stressed out, right?

March 11th, 2014 | 4 Comments

Picky Eater

Note to Reader: If your child is a picky eater your family might be feeling more stress than needed during mealtimes. Jo shares her practical and accessible approach to picky eating with Stress Free Kids readers. EAF (emotionally aware feeding) is based on psychological research and theory. Jo lives with her husband and three daughters in the UK. She is passionate about helping parents make mealtimes happy again.

February 16th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Winter Olympics #OlympicMoms Yoga Fun

Winter Olympics #OlympicMoms and #OlympicDads can look to Olympic athletes for inspiration and motivation to introduce yoga for stress management. Many Olympic athletes use yoga in an effort to prevent injuries, improve their center of balance, and increase their range of motion.  

February 10th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Winter Olympics

The winter olympics is a fantastic platform to teach your children and family stress management and self-esteem building techniques.  I have joined a group of 15 experts (nutritionists, dieticians, therapists, parenting experts, and more) to bring you two full weeks of winter olympic style tips, ideas, activities, family fun, exercise, relaxation, and nutrition.

January 3rd, 2014 | 2 Comments

Relax Test Taking Anxiety

You can relax test taking anxiety and celebrate the New Year by giving your children simple self-empowering tools that reduce the stress and anxiety of taking a test or exam.

December 9th, 2013 | 2 Comments

LORI LITE RELEASES A NEW PARENTING BOOK

Marietta, GA. December 9, 2013– Lori Lite, founder of Stress Free Kids, teaches parents and children how to manage stress, build self-esteem and to cope in a stressful, over-stimulating environment.

November 20th, 2013 | 4 Comments

Parenting Secret

Note to Reader:  Having a schedule or a gentler following of patterns is a wonderful way to help reduce stress for you and your children. I just love how Dawn used the phrase “patterning their days” as a way to explain scheduling. Unpredictability, lack of sleep, and overly scheduled children causes stress and anger. Tweak your schedule for peace and calm.

by Dawn Lantero of splashparenting.com

I am about to let you in on a HUGE parenting secret…and I only learned it through trial and error over the course of many years!  Scheduling is a key to parenting young children!

November 9th, 2013 | 4 Comments

Make it an Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life it is hard to find time for the simple things. When I was growing up there were home cooked meals every night and when I walked in the door my mother was always there. Times are not as simple anymore.

October 9th, 2013 | 4 Comments

Children,Twerking, Role Models and the Media

Note to Readers: I must admit, I never heard of twerking until Miley Cyrus took the stage. All I could think was how sad her parents must have felt to have to watch their daughter unravel in such a humiliating way. Then I realized that my own daughter would see and hear about her performance no matter how hard I tried to make it disappear.

September 14th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Sports Kids Stress & Moms, Itʼs Time to Relax, Rejoice, and Release

Note to Reader: Sports kids stress, and football season are all kicking up into high gear. Do you just sit on the sidelines stressing out or are you ready to employ some strategies to relax? Thanks to football mom Janis Meredith for sharing her R & R. 

Kids Football is back and moms and dads are cheering.If you have a child in youth sports, then you know that sometimes the youth sports scene can get pretty tense. The following excerpt from Football Momʼs Survival Guide may be speaking to moms of football players,