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 | 1 Comment

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.  

May 2nd, 2015 | 6 Comments

Get Kids to Exercise

By Sandy “Spin” Slade

Get kids to exercise and turn fitness into a fun family affair! National Physical Fitness and Sports month is the perfect inspiration to celebrate fitness and get your family moving. You can peak your child’s interest by involving the entire family and by showing them that exercise is playtime.

April 5th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Baby’s Brain Development and Connecting With Your Baby

By Deborah McNelis, M.Ed

Having a new baby is an incredibly special time for new parents. It can also be a time of stress and confusion. However, if you understand what your newborn needs and incorporate simple activities into your routine, you can get connected and feel more confident.

March 30th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Compliments for Kids

by Lori Lite

Compliments can reduce stress. Siblings are often too good at putting each other down instead of building each other up. Put downs or criticisms are stressful to the receiver and anyone within earshot. Did you ever find yourself wishing your kids gave each other more compliments?

February 28th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Are Smartphones Stressing Our Children?

by Amy Williams

While cell phones have been popular with kids for several years, smartphones are beginning to dominate the free time of both children and their parents.