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Learning | Parent Tips

Relaxation Techniques for Kids: Tools For Anxiety and Stress

The other day, a teacher friend of mine asked me, “What are some relaxation techniques for kids?” I didn’t have to ask why— the panic and loose desperation were written all over her face. Our world is moving fast. Our youth today has many luxuries at their fingertips that we didn’t have. However, many adults (like my teacher friend) are noticing a change in their kids. Children are more vigilant

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Breathing

Breathing Exercises for the Kinesthetic Learning Style

Does your child have a hard time sitting still? Or do they get bored while listening for long periods of time? If so, it could be that your child is a kinesthetic learner.  And considering there 8 different types of intelligences, your child might just need their own kinesthetic learning style to settle down and concentrate. RELATED: What Is Multiple Intelligences? What is a Kinesthetic Learning Style?  By definition, a kinesthetic

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Breathing

8 Ways to Fix an Ineffective Breathing Pattern

A healthy breathing pattern is essential for physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. So why don’t we pay more attention to it? Improper breathing is a common cause of ill health. ~Andrew Weil, M.D. Tweet BREATHING IS A MOVEMENT PATTERN According to researcher Dr. Karel Lewit, “Respiration is our primary and most important movement pattern… and also the most dysfunctional.”   Have you ever thought of breathing as a movement pattern? When

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What is Multiple Intelligences?
Learning

What Is Multiple Intelligences?

What does it mean to be smart? Many people think being smart means getting good grades in school, a high IQ, or the ability to memorize things well. However, in recent years, this notion of intelligence has been challenged, claiming that people have different intelligences. This is called multiple intelligences or “smarts.”  We all want our children to grow up confident and well-adjusted, so nurturing their natural curiosity and strengths

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Breathing

The Best Books for Kids to Build Breath Awareness

Looking for some of the best books for kids to help them build healthy habits early in life?  Are you familiar with the many benefits of reading to kids? Storytime is a great way to connect with your child, build language skills and, with a regular reading routine, create a sense of consistency and stability in their life. This, combined with deep breathing, can be a powerful social-emotional development tool

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Calming |Self-Regulation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Kids

What is Progressive Muscle Relaxation? Progressive muscle relaxation for kids is an effective mind-body relaxation technique that helps children recognize and release stress and tension.  Kids with anxiety are often tense throughout the day without even realizing it, so helping them tune into the sensations of tension and relaxation will be a useful tool for their stress-busting toolbox. When our bodies are stressed, our muscles tense up. This can lead

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Breathing

50 Inspiring Breathing Quotes

As a breathing coach, I compiled a list of my very favorite breathing quotes to inspire, motivate and remind you to take time each day to breathe on purpose. Why breathe on purpose? Breathing is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do before we die, yet most of us pay little attention to it throughout our lives. Breathing is something we do

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How Parents' Stress Can Hurt a Child
Breathing

How Parents’ Stress Can Hurt a Child

Can parents’ stress really affect their children? I want you to think about how many times you’ve felt unnerved the past week. I can personally name a laundry list of things that can offset my entire day: running late in the morning, spilling my coffee, or traffic on the way to school. These type of stresses come second-nature to us parents, but we need to remember: Our kids are watching.

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My Favorite Breathwork Tools For Parents on Amazon

Breakfast, packed lunches, school, work, chores, homework, and then dinner and bedtime routines. Our days as parents are never boring, are they? The last thing I want my fellow parents to do is to add another time-consuming ritual into their already-packed days. So, don’t let the word breathwork fool you. You’re only going to use your breath to work on your new stress-free lifestyle. The other day, I did an

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Childhood Stress

Physical Stress Effects On The Body

Our bodies are well equipped to handle acute doses of stress, but it results in various stress effects on the body when it becomes chronic or long-lasting.  Learn some of the common ways stress creeps into the body and what you can do to help your child build their stress-busting toolbox. What causes stress on the body Stress is anything a person perceives to be a threat. It is an

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