Kids-School-Anxiety

Kids-School-Anxiety

by Lori Lite Kids back at school can mean an increase in anxiety for parents and children. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America calls anxiety disorders the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults and one out of eight children....
Reduce Homework Stress

Reduce Homework Stress

By Lori Lite Sixty five percent of students report that they are often or always stressed by their schoolwork and homework. Homework  is a significant cause of stress for students. Homework stress can cause children and teens to experience stress-related symptoms such...
Reducing Homework Stress

Reducing Homework Stress

By Lori Lite Just say the word homework to most teens, children, or parents and watch their whole mood change as every cell of their mind and body heads into stress mode. Holidays, weekends, and downtime is a great time to have a new look at how you and your children...
Back to School Stress

Back to School Stress

“A schedule change from summer to back to school is enough to create feelings of stress and anxiety for some children.” by Lori Lite With carefree days of summer coming to an end I couldn’t help but reminisce. In New York we identified back to school time as sweater...
The Impact of Stress on Learning

The Impact of Stress on Learning

Note to Readers: Having just released lesson plans so that teachers can the benefit of reducing stress in the classroom…I was thrilled to read this article from Diane. Decreasing stress creates teachable children. Teacher, parents, and children win. Enjoy! by...
Teacher Gift Ideas!

Teacher Gift Ideas!

by Lori Lite Each year we ask our friends for good teacher gift ideas. This year I asked teachers and found out that teachers do NOT want one more ceramic apple with an adorable worm peeking out and they do not want your favorite  perfume. A study published  in the...
Back-to-School Tips

Back-to-School Tips

by Lori Lite I wish I had a few back to school tips when I was bringing me crying child to school… My kid was a clinger and did not want to go to school.  She held my leg  tightly and screamed so loudly I wanted to cry.  So I did what every stressed out and...
School Bus Stress

School Bus Stress

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...