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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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progressive muscle relaxation for kids
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 quotes

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

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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stress effects on the body
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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childhood anxiety symptoms
Childhood Anxiety

Childhood Anxiety Symptoms and How to Help

Approximately 15% to 20% of youth in the general population struggle with anxiety disorders and can affect their mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. [] The effects of childhood stress can last a lifetime, so it is essential to understand what it looks like and how you can help. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated children with

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Kids Bedtime Routine
Calming |Parenting Tips | Coping Skills

Creating the Perfect Bedtime Routine for Kids

A bedtime routine for kids can be tricky to implement, but it’s also completely worth the effort. Having a solid bedtime routine can reduce your child’s stress levels (and yours!). It’s also a great time to practice key rituals for promoting relaxation and teaching good sleep habits. Why a Bedtime Routine for Kids is So Important Here are three reasons a bedtime routine for kids has a positive impact on

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Breathing | Habits

What is a Breathing Coach?

The way we breathe has a profound impact on our everyday health and wellness. It’s such an important factor in our wellbeing; I decided to become a breathing coach. What is a breathing coach, you ask? Let’s dig into what a breath coach does and how it can help you feel better. What is a Breathing Coach? Breathing is something we all do, but most of us have poor breathing

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BE Buddy® Stress Relief Toy for Kids
Parenting Tips

5 Benefits of Stress Relief Toys Where To Get Them

Stress relief toys (or sometimes called fidget toys) help kids focus, relax, and relieve anxious feelings. My personal favorites include some kind of mindfulness element. These toys can help kids develop coping skills for dealing with intense emotions. *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may

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