By Lori Lite The Boston bombing sent a wave of shock, fear, and anxiety through families across the world. Children are vulnerable when faced with these types of tragedies and do not have experience coping with these extreme feelings and concerns. We all like to believe that we live in a safe world and as [...]
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Thanksgiving is a family holiday meant for relaxing around a leisurely meal with friends and loved ones. A few easy tips can get your family to the Thanksgiving table with more smiles and less stress.
by Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Manage Your Life Note to Readers: Parenting stress is today’s normal.We do our best to keep our children healthy and safe…but are we protecting them from the effects of stress? Thanks to Lylah M. Alphonse for writing and publishing this article on SHINE from YAHOO. You may think you’re [...]
Note to Readers: Stress can be blamed for 60- 90 percent of all visits to the doctor’s office. High levels of stress are harmful to our health impacting everything from blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar levels. Chronic stress has been linked to obesity, depression, and drug / alcohol abuse. Now research is looking [...]
By Lori Lite A survey by KidsHealth found that 70% of kids said they wished they could get more sleep and 71% of kids said they felt sort of sleepy or very sleepy when it’s time to wake up for school. These fun bedtime tips for kids will give children what they want and create [...]
Note to Readers: Much stress, anxiety and even depression is because we expect a negative outcome. Children are hopeful by nature but are quickly influences by adult ways. Paying attention to our thoughts and expectations and tweaking them with optimism can reduce stress, anxiety, and fear. Lead by example and raise optimistic children…you just might [...]
A Blog by Dr. Gary G. Brannigan & Dr. Howard Margolis Many parents of children with disabilities worry—constantly. They fear the future, they feel extremely anxious—constantly. So do their children. Often, extreme, constant anxiety—fear of the future, fear that “I can’t handle it” and the results will be awful— creates physical and emotional distress. Physically, [...]
Note to Readers: In our quest to be the best parents we can be and keep our children as safe as we can….Are we inadvertently overparenting? College orientation information actually has a segment dedicated to telling parents to stop being a helicopter parent…funny, I don’t remember my parents having to be told that in a [...]
Here are some tips to help you and your children lower holiday stress levels and have a more enjoyable holiday season. Even though the kids are on vacation and staying up late you can still put them on a bedtime schedule. Pick a reasonable time that does not cause you any stress. A whole household [...]
My brother’s 5 year old didn’t want to get on the bus today. Stressful for dad and child. I suggested he set up a reward program that celebrates cooperative bus riding. Ride the bus Monday-Thursday. Friday dad and son celebrate by going for a breakfast and getting a car ride to school on Fridays!