Note to readers: President Obama says U.S. children need to spend more time in school and 49% of Americans think the president is right. Extended school days and childcare put teachers in a position to greatly influence our children’s confidence, character, and self-esteem. Kareema makes interesting and valid points on how teachers and childcare providers [...]
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Note to Reader: Parenting is the most demanding responsibility in the world. Many of us are not prepared for the new levels of stress put upon us while raising children. I have learned that a parent sets the tone for the whole family…yet many of us forget to take care of our own needs. I [...]
by Lori Lite When you have kids New Year’s Eve takes on a whole new meaning. How about this year trying something new and different? At the same time you can enjoy your evening and the kids will too, try one of these Stress Free New Year’s Eve Tips!
Note to Readers: Clear boundaries mean less stress. It is never too early to teach children that healthy relationships have healthy sibling boundaries. This applies to children, parents, friends, and siblings. I love how this fun story demonstrates this concept! Thank you Aly and Andrea! by Aly and Andrea During their play time last night, our children [...]
By Lori Lite ‘Tis the season to be jolly… and stressed out? Yes, the Children’s Hospital of Central California sadly points out an increase in child abuse during the holidays due to stress. Unmanaged Christmas stress can turn into anger and violence. Let’s keep the holidays bright with an emphasis on connecting and strengthening [...]
by Lori Lite They know when you are sleeping, they know when you’re stressed out! The American Psychology Association noted that 39% of children feel sad and worried when their parents are stressed. Holidays bring heighten emotions and challenges. A little awareness and a few tips to reduce holiday stress and increase Christmas joy!
By Lori Lite Stress is contagious…but so is joy! The American Psychology Association noted that 91% of children are aware of parent stress. Holidays bring an increase in emotions, spending, entertaining, traveling, changes in routine, and family stress. Tips reduce Christmas stress, promote family, and make room for more joy.
By Lori Lite Boys! My son was a bedtime handful. I spent two stressed filled hours each night trying to get him to sleep. He built forts in his closet, emptied his dressers and pretended he was jumping into books. He was a bundle of boy energy!
By Cindy Springsteen and Lori Lite As the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons are approaching us quickly, we are faced with our teenagers being home for the holidays and the question of how to have a stress free holiday with teens. This is a very exciting time for teens, as the stresses of homework and tests [...]
by Lori Lite Holidays with family can mean an increase in chaos and stress. Having a Thanksgiving plan can reduce anxiety and elevate the joy factor allowing us to have the holiday we always dreamed of. G-R-A-T-E-F-U-L Thanksgiving Stress Tips .