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...
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

by Lori Lite 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,...
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....
Teens and Drunk Driving

Teens and Drunk Driving

Note to Readers: Teens drunk driving is a situation we as parents must do our best to prevent from happening. Drug and alcohol testing is a controversial subject, but drug and alcohol testing can be used as an empowering tool. Even the strongest most confident teen...
Holidays With Special Needs Children

Holidays With Special Needs Children

by Lori Lite Holiday crowds, lights, noise, strangers, hugging, change in routine, 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 own definition of what a holiday...
Halloween Tips to Avoid Meltdowns!

Halloween Tips to Avoid Meltdowns!

by Lori Lite 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...
Valentine’s Day Tips

Valentine’s Day Tips

by Lori Lite Valentine’s Day at the Lite house starts with candlelight breakfast and no expectations of flowers or diamonds…but it wasn’t always that way. As a young mom I welcomed the arrival of my first daughter two weeks before Valentine’s Day. My husband was so...
Stress Free New Years Tips

Stress Free New Years Tips

by Lori Lite When you have kids New Year’s Eve takes on a whole new meaning. How about this year trying something new and different? At the same time you can enjoy your evening and the kids will too, try one of these Stress Free Tips for New Year’s Eve! The following...
Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress Part II

Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress Part II

by Lori Lite They know when you are sleeping,  they know when you’re stressed out! The American Psychology Association noted that 39% of children feel sad and worried when their parents are stressed. Holidays bring heighten emotions and challenges. A little...