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,...
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 Reduce Holiday Stress Part 3

Tips Reduce Holiday Stress Part 3

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and stressed out?  Yes, the Children’s Hospital of Central California sadly points out an increase in child abuse during the holidays due to stress. Unmanaged Christmas stress can turn into anger and violence. Let’s keep the...
Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress Part 2

Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress Part 2

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 heightened emotions and challenges. A little awareness and a...
Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

Updated November 28, 2018 Stress is contagious…but so is joy! The American Psychology Association noted that 91% of children are aware of parent stress.  Most holidays, but especially at the end of the year holiday time bring an increase in emotions, spending,...
Have a Stress Free Holiday with Teens

Have a Stress Free Holiday with Teens

By Cindy Springsteen and Lori Lite As the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons are approaching us quickly, we are faced with our teenagers being home for the holidays and the question of how to have a stress free holiday with teens. This is a very exciting time for teens,...
Teacher Gift Ideas!

Teacher Gift Ideas!

by Lori Lite Each year we ask our friends for good teacher gift ideas. This year I asked teachers and found out that teachers do NOT want one more ceramic apple with an adorable worm peeking out and they do not want your favorite  perfume. A study published  in the...
Holiday Stress! Are children affected?

Holiday Stress! Are children affected?

Holiday stress affects everyone. “The mind and body affect each other. Unmanaged stress can affect children physically, socially and emotionally. It is worth exposing children to relaxation techniques.” — Patricia Arcari, PhD, RN, Associate in Medicine, Harvard...