St. Patrick’s Day with Family

St. Patrick’s Day with Family

Every year, for one day in March, people of any background get to celebrate the “Luck of the Irish!” St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday for exploring new traditions and bringing extra joy to the ones you love. Here are some fun activities you can do with your own...
A Mindful Halloween

A Mindful Halloween

A mindful Halloween means maximizing fun and reducing stress for kids, adults, and teachers. Personalize your Halloween experience by taking a moment to consider your child’s needs. You know your child best; if they do not do well in noisy situations,...
Celebrate LOVE!

Celebrate LOVE!

Forget Hollywood idealistic moments of the perfect Valentine’s Day and movies that depict loneliness if you do not have a romantic partner. Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be limited to you and a partner. Share the day with your children, friends, relatives, or spend...
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...
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...
Make it an Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

Make it an Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is hard to find time for the simple things. When I was growing up there were home cooked meals every night and when I walked in the door my mother was always there. Times are not as simple anymore. In many homes both...
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...
Holiday Relaxation Breathing For Children

Holiday Relaxation Breathing For Children

Santa, relatives, parties and the mall can make children nervous or even tremble with fear. Relaxation breathing for children is an effective self-soothing skill they can use before or during their visit with Santa and relatives. Any child with anxiety, Autism,...
Tips for a Stress Free St. Patty’s Day

Tips for a Stress Free St. Patty’s Day

 By Lori Lite You don’t need to be Irish to tap into St. Patty’s Day. Put your own spin on this holiday to get your Irish (or not) eyes smiling and your soul relaxing. Playful family traditions reduce stress, strengthen relationships and allow for a stress free St....
Holidays With Special Needs Children

Holidays With Special Needs Children

Holiday crowds, lights, noise, strangers, hugging, change in routine, and some chaos. This is a recipe for stress and sensory overload during the holidays with special needs children. As parents, we need to be flexible with our definition of what a holiday should look...
Halloween Tips to Avoid Meltdowns!

Halloween Tips to Avoid Meltdowns!

Halloween Tips to Avoid Meltdowns with Kids Enjoy these TRICKS to make sure your child’s Halloween experience is a TREAT! You and your children will benefit from these tips and most of them can be applied to children with special needs. Children with Aspergers,...