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...
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

Have you 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 child is...
Mindful Hanukkah With Kids

Mindful Hanukkah With Kids

Are you celebrating Chanukah or Hanukkah with kids? This beautiful holiday celebrating The Festival of Lights provides ample opportunity to introduce your family to stress-reducing techniques and mindful moments. Light the Menorah This is an excellent opportunity to...
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...
Children, Clothes – Stress Less

Children, Clothes – Stress Less

Children, clothes, and stress show up in a variety of ways that ultimately test our patience and creativity. What kind of kid do you have? Complainer- Complains about everything you can think of and takes a long time to get dressed. Seams in the socks have to be just...
Fall Pumpkin Activity

Fall Pumpkin Activity

Note to Readers: I fell in love with this fall pumpkin activity. Creativity meets relaxation as my artist friend Rita mixes colors and imagination with stress management.  Hey all you fantastic Stress Free Kids! Rita Ross and the PocketPeople here, making a quick...
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....