9 Reasons Kids Calm Down Coloring

9 Reasons Kids Calm Down Coloring

by Lori Lite We’ve probably all witnessed how quickly kids calm down coloring no matter how active they were just a few moments ago. When we sit down at a restaurant, our children cheer up the moment the server places a coloring sheet and crayons in front of them....
ABCs of Decreasing Stress

ABCs of Decreasing Stress

By Lori Lite Reducing stress can be as easy as ABC for you and your family. This ABC list makes it fun for children to pick a letter, read, and implement a tip that will reduce stress for the day. When children step through the academic door to learning they also open...
Emotional Intelligence Activity

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. Understanding feelings and motivators are an integral part of daily life and a more highly tuned emotional...
Making Math Fun 

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. Students all over America are struggling with math and science. In a recent...
Reducing Stress in Kids

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. With very little...
How to Improve Your Breathing

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. Finding the hidden tensions in our bodies and releasing them, facilitates good breathing; and when a...
Get Kids to Exercise

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...
Compliments for Kids

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...
Are Smartphones Stressing Our Children?

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. A recent study shows that one-fourth of children between the ages of two and five have smartphones,...
Talking to Kids About Santa

Talking to Kids About Santa

By Lori Lite You have heard about it happening. That stress filled moment when you are caught hiding presents all signed from Santa. You feel paralyzed with fear when faced with talking to kids about Santa. You are stuck between magical wonderment and reality. Your...
Mindful Hanukkah With Kids

Mindful Hanukkah With Kids

By Lori Lite Celebrating Chanukah or Hanukkah with kids? This beautiful holiday celebrating The Festival of Lights provides ample opportunity to reduce stress and create mindful Hanukkah moments. How to create mindful Hanukkah moments and reduce stress: Lighting the...
Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts

By Lori Lite Thanksgiving arts and crafts create memories and relieve stress and worry at the same time.  Thanksgiving is a wonderful excuse to sit around the table as a family and get creative. You will relax and your children will get a self-esteem boost. Keep it...