by Lori Lite Santa, relatives, parties and the mall can make children nervous or even tremble with fear. Relaxation breathing for children is an effective self-soothing skill they can use before or during their visit with Santa and relatives. Any child with anxiety, Autism, Aspergers, or Sensory Processing Disorders can benefit from this technique. All [...]
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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 Lori Lite Nothing is worse than realizing that the screaming child on the plane is your own! The restrictive space and criticizing eyes of other passengers puts parents at an extreme disadvantage. Most children realize that you will most likely not discipline them in public. So how can you avoid this challenge and set [...]
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 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 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 .
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 [...]
by Lori Lite “The mind and body affect each other. Unmanaged stress can affect children physically, socially and emotionally. It is worth exposing children to relaxation techniques.” — Patricia Arcari, PhD, RN, Associate in Medicine, Harvard Medical School/ Mind Body Medical Institute.