May 19th, 2015 | 2 Comments

How to Improve Your Breathing

from the BreathGuru

Most of us take our breathing for granted, but with a little attention and practice, our breath can revitalize us and restore our peace of mind.

Finding the hidden tensions in our bodies and releasing them, facilitates good breathing; and when a body breathes well, the natural movements that occur, not only calm our minds, they also promote the flow of oxygen-rich blood that keeps our muscles and joints strong and supple.

May 14th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Stress In Military Families

Supporting the emotional well-being of our troops and addressing and creating solutions for stress in military families is paramount. Children in military families are exposed to stress levels that could be considered toxic according to The American Academy of Pediatrics.  

May 2nd, 2015 | 3 Comments

Get Kids to Exercise

By Sandy “Spin” Slade

Get kids to exercise and turn fitness into a fun family affair! National Physical Fitness and Sports month is the perfect inspiration to celebrate fitness and get your family moving. You can peak your child’s interest by involving the entire family and by showing them that exercise is playtime.

April 5th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Baby’s Brain Development and Connecting With Your Baby

By Deborah McNelis, M.Ed

Having a new baby is an incredibly special time for new parents. It can also be a time of stress and confusion. However, if you understand what your newborn needs and incorporate simple activities into your routine, you can get connected and feel more confident. You will increase your parent to baby bond and you can be relieved that you will nurture your baby’s brain development. As a result your time together can be much more enjoyable.

March 30th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Compliments for Kids

by Lori Lite

Compliments can reduce stress. Siblings are often too good at putting each other down instead of building each other up. Put downs or criticisms are stressful to the receiver and anyone within earshot. Did you ever find yourself wishing your kids gave each other more compliments?

February 28th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Are Smartphones Stressing Our Children?

by Amy Williams

While cell phones have been popular with kids for several years, smartphones are beginning to dominate the free time of both children and their parents.

February 12th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Fertility and Stress

You and your partner have embarked on a life-changing journey. You have been trying to start a family and are facing the unknowns associated with conceiving. You wonder about your fertility and the impact stress has on becoming pregnant. Fear of the unknown and lack of information can make you feel out of balance, overwhelmed, and powerless.

January 30th, 2015 | 4 Comments

Children and Sleep – Tips Improve Bedtime

Your child did not have enough sleep the night before and you are just waiting for the meltdown. You have seen the correlation between children and sleep. You know that a well-rested child is better equipped to handle the daily demands of living and growing.

January 19th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kids and Power

Note to Readers: Parenting kids and power go hand in hand. The power struggle becomes evident at the age of 2 when your toddler begins to try exert their own power over you and the world around them. It is never too soon to reflect on how and what you are teaching your children about power. Thanks to Natasha Solovieff of OMGParenting for writing this.
December 20th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Talking to Kids About Santa

By Lori Lite

You have heard about it happening. That stress filled moment when you are caught hiding presents all signed from Santa. You feel paralyzed with fear when faced with talking to kids about Santa. You are stuck between magical wonderment and reality. Your child is looking at you with dread in their eyes and the words “you lied” are coming out of their mouths.