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. Yoga can calm the mind and warm up stiff or cold muscles. Now you can integrate yoga poses into your Winter Olympic viewing routine. Get the kids off the couch, take a few deep breaths, and strike a yoga pose, just like your favorite athlete.
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.
I am adding my own Stress Free Kids spin to the group by showing you how relaxation and stress management can be incorporated into the spirit of the winter Olympics. Trust me the athletes know how to manage stress! The athletes know that they perform best when they are relaxed and confident. The winter olympics provides many opportunities for the athletes to visualize a positive outcome. Each champion knows the power of proper breathing techniques and how positive self-talk can contribute to an amazing performance or race. This creates an excellent opportunity to discuss how your own children can incorporate the same techniques into their lives. It really is that easy!
Mindful Olympic Style Mantra
“Just for today, I am embracing the enthusiasm of an Olympic athlete.”
It’s going to be a great round-up of information that you won’t want to miss. We’ve been all over Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook using the hash tags #OlympicMoms and #OlympicDads already…
Download our FREE printable Olympic Mom’s Guide that provides you with instructions on how to get involved, a menu and 2 weeks’ worth of healthy recipes, a daily healthy planner, contact information for the 15 experts participating and MORE!
Download a FREE audio track of “Affirmations Reduce Test Taking Anxiety” Children will experience stress reducing statements and breathing to reduce anxiety. Once children get the hang of positive self-talk and breathing, they can apply their new found tools to any situation… including winter olympic type sports.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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,
Stress Free Kids publishes audio and picture books that help children reduce stress and lower anxiety. These stories are available in Spanish and are fabulous language learning tools. The stories teach relaxation techniques, but their structure and objective also create an excellent Spanish learning experience. As children listen to these stories, they relax, but they are never passive. Children participate, both physically and by actively using their imaginations.
Thanks so much to Jennifer Brunk of Spanish Playground for this thorough write up. Her love for finding resources for teaching Spanish to children can be seen at her website.