Tired of trying to manage your kids' stress AND yours?
The BE Buddy is a stress relief toy for kids that will teach them how to regulate their emotions.
They’ll learn how to go from stressed and anxious to calm and focused— all on their own!
Your kids are growing up in a completely different environment than what we’re used to.
This new digital landscape is part of reason why students stress so easily today. Our youth are faced with:
- Busy schedules
- Social media distractions
- Poor diets
- Constant access to screens & stimuli
All of these contribute to why your child is feeling anxious and disconnected at such a young age.
Don’t let them bring these traits with them into adulthood. You can help reduce childrens’ stress and frustration with just ONE tool.
Meet the BE Buddy!
The BE Buddy® is a kids’ stress relief toy they can use to regulate them feel calmer and more focused.
Alright, but how can this simple weighted plush toy help?
Well, there are 3 evidence-based ways you can teach your kids to tackle their stress:
1. Mindful Breathing
Mindfulness teaches kids how to calm down when they need it most. And it starts with focusing on your breathing. How? It helps you stay in the present instead of worrying about the past or future.
The BE Buddy® is a multi-sensory breathing pal, stress relief toy, and comforting eye pillow. Using it consistently every night will teach your child how to relax, relieve stress, and build healthy self-care habits early in life.
Discover the psychology behind bad breathing habits and fix the ones that cause stress (like bad posture and physical tension).
Daily exercise teaches your kids to build body awareness and releases physical stress and tension. The BE Buddy® is an excellent posture prop for balancing poses and yoga-based movement.
Relaxation is the opposite of stress. There are physical effects of chronic stress, and practicing relaxation is proven to help kids relieve physiological tension.
Developing Minds states that practicing any form of relaxation for one minute or more lowers a child’s heart rate, breathing rate, skin temperature, and muscle tension.
How Kids' Stress Relief Toys Work
The National Institute of Health reports a 20% increase in anxiety disorders among children. They estimate that 30% of teenagers suffer from too much anxiety.
Here’s how you can teach your kids to use their stress relief toy daily to build better systems for reducing their stress and anxiety.
Use the BE Buddy® for 1-2 minutes every morning before school to practice their favorite breathing exercise.
We have plenty to choose from here!
This allows your child to start the day with calm energy and curiosity.
Afternoon Homework Focus
If your child has a hard time focusing, make it a habit to use their stress relief toy before doing homework.
A quick breathing exercise or posture correction can help alleviate the stress of work and help them focus.
Have them place the BE Buddy® over their eyes at bedtime and let them focus on their senses.
Feel the weight of the toy, smell the flax and lavender beads, and touch the soft marabou feathers.
This will help them relax and (finally) get to sleep faster!
Meet All SIX BE Buddies!
Felix the Fox
Hootie the Owl
Bernie the Bear
Barkley the Dog
Hamm the Pig
Bandit the Raccoon
How Does Stress Affect Children's Health?
By not taking steps to help teach your child how to manage life’s stresses, you set them up for future ailments in adulthood.
What can stress and anxiety cause? Physical effects on the body! If your child is experiencing any of these health issues, the BE Buddy can help!
- Trouble going/staying asleep.
- Struggling with tummy issues.
- Lack of focus.
- Daily stress and anxiety.
- Bad posture.
Get a BE Buddy for the Whole Class!
Therapists and teachers, you get a discount on volume orders!
I designed this kids’ stress relief toy as a therapy tool to help kids learn breath awareness and relaxation to calm the nervous system.
With practice, kids will learn to tap into their inner world to promote healthy self-care habits and stress management.
One of the methods often used in teaching mindfulness (present moment awareness) is to pay attention to the senses, which is why the BE Buddy includes elements for touch, smell, and sight!
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING!!!
Meet the Founder: Stephanie Esser
Founder of Balancing Elephants | The BE Buddy®
M.A.Ed., RYT-200, Yoga Calm® Youth Instructor, BREATHE™ Coach, and certified Oxygen Advantage® Instructor.
The breath is your superpower, and my mission is to help kids and families learn how to use it!
As a teacher, I realized that children experience many stressors that lead to anxiety and other health issues.
With anxiety rates rising, I was determined to help kids learn simple yet effective tools to navigate life’s ups and downs. The breath is directly linked to the nervous system and is the quickest way to interrupt the stress cycle (if done correctly).
Unfortunately, most people breathe inefficiently and in a way that fuels the stress cycle. The good news is you can quickly correct this with awareness and practice. Making a simple change to your life can make such a positive difference to your health and well-being!