May 23rd, 2016 | 0 Comments

Emotional Intelligence Activity

THE “FEELING FAMILY” BALLOON SACKS

Happy, sad, angry, frustrated, excited, and even stressed.  Emotional intelligence is a vital skill in a child’s development.

March 31st, 2016 | 0 Comments

Making Math Fun 

Does the mention of math cause you and your children to cringe? Today’s parents, teachers, and psychologists know that making math fun reduces stress and enhances the learning experience.

March 4th, 2016 | 3 Comments

How to Listen to Music For Relaxation and Healing

From the dawn of civilization, music has been used successfully to induce states of physical, mental, and emotional relaxation and to promote healing.

February 9th, 2016 | 2 Comments

Arts and Crafts Heart Project For Kids: Upcycle, Reuse, and Reduce Stress

By Lori Lite 

This stress free arts and crafts heart project for kids gives you a chance to upcycle tissue paper you probably have sitting in a closet. Reuse a plastic butter tub or cover to hold glue.

January 7th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ease Test Taking Anxiety

By Lori Lite

It’s normal for kids and teens to feel a little nervous before a big test, but test taking anxiety left unchecked can affect grades. Finals, a quiz or full blown standardized test can evoke feelings of stress, fear, and even panic.

September 1st, 2015 | 14 Comments

Organic Snacks for School

by Lori Lite

Familiarizing yourself with kid-friendly organic snacks for school and establishing a routine during the school year can help you and your children to feel less stressed.

Look at your daily routine. What feels rushed or causes chaos in your house?

August 19th, 2015 | 29 Comments

Family Outdoor Activities Reduce Stress – Adirondacks

by Lori Lite

Let’s just say that hiking, kayaking, canoeing and fly-fishing are not normally in my wheelhouse. However, after overcoming my aversion to sweating,
I jumped into my chest high waders with a smile on my face and hope in my heart.

July 12th, 2015 | 5 Comments

Reducing Stress in Kids

by Lori Lite

Children are vulnerable to stress. Thirteen out of one hundred children experience some kind of anxiety disorder and many more are just stressed out! Living a balanced life and reducing stress in kids is a challenge for most families.

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.

May 14th, 2015 | 3 Comments

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.