Picky Eater

Picky Eater

Note to Reader: If your child is a picky eater your family might be feeling more stress than needed during mealtimes. Jo shares her practical and accessible approach to picky eating with Stress Free Kids readers. EAF (emotionally aware feeding) is based on...
Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics

The winter olympics is a fantastic platform to teach your children and family stress management and self-esteem building techniques.  I have joined a group of 15 experts (nutritionists, dieticians, therapists, parenting experts, and more) to bring you two full weeks...
Boston Bombing: Helping Children Cope

Boston Bombing: Helping Children Cope

By Lori Lite The Boston bombing sent a wave of shock, fear, and anxiety through families across the world. Children are vulnerable when faced with these types of tragedies and do not have experience coping with these extreme feelings and concerns. We all like to...
Easter Tips For Family Fun

Easter Tips For Family Fun

by Lori Lite Easter tips for family fun allow you to put your own creative spin on Easter and incorporate stress management. I can still see my daughter with her hands on her hips declaring her truth. “I understand the Tooth Fairy and Santa, but really now, a giant...
Reading for Relaxation

Reading for Relaxation

Note to Readers: Reading for relaxation is an often overlooked stress management tool for children. A good story of triumph can brighten the eyes of any child. Reading gives children a chance to stop the mind list and incessant chatter in their brains. They can...
Hurricane Sandy Tips Help Kids Recover

Hurricane Sandy Tips Help Kids Recover

by Lori Lite It’s no secret that natural disasters have a way of uprooting lives and tearing communities apart. Hurricane Sandy has devastated the lives of thousands in the northeast, most who are still working tirelessly to get their lives back to normal. Children,...
Kids & Stress Reducing Foods

Kids & Stress Reducing Foods

Note to Readers:  Stress reducing foods can be an important ingredient in your family’s overall wellness plan. The right foods can reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue.  When we expose children to more that the ‘children’s menu,’ we expose them...
Stress Free Birthday Party

Stress Free Birthday Party

Birthday parties for kids and tweens can be an important social event. With a little planning parents can throw a stress free birthday party providing an environment that is fun, safe and stress free. Below are a few tips that will help you and your child plan a party...
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...
Tips to Improve Bedtime Routine

Tips to Improve Bedtime Routine

One of the most stressful and common problems that parents and kids face today is bedtime. Seventy percent of kids say that they worry, and 69 percent of parents say that they would like to improve bedtime routine. When children don’t get enough sleep they feel...