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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Breathing | Habits

Breathing Exercises for Kids: How to Make a Routine

Daily breathing practice can have a profound impact on your child’s health and wellness. With consistent practice, breathing exercises for kids can help reduce stress, improve lung function, increase circulation, and boost concentration. These exercises can be simple and fun – and you’ll notice a difference right away! Sometimes the simplest things are the most effective. Why Practice Deep Breathing for Kids? Deep breathing is an essential part of teaching

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Breathing

My Birth Story

My Birth Story This is my birth story from the day I was born. Our life begins and ends with the breath. There are moments in life that take our breath away. And there are moments where we need to catch our breath. Either way, we often take breathing for granted until it escapes us.  This is how my life began.  As I reflect on my journey in becoming a

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breathing techniques for kids
Breathing | Habits

3 Bad Breathing Habits for Kids (and What to Do Instead)

Did you know that bad breathing habits could be making your child tired, cranky, and stressed out? But don’t worry – these habits can be replaced with good ones! Let’s talk about breathing techniques for kids that can help them feel calm, focused, and healthy. Here are the top three bad breathing habits your child needs to avoid: 1. Mouth Breathing Have you ever noticed your child breathing through their

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nose breathing vs. mouth breathing
Breathing | Habits

The Benefits of Nose Breathing vs. Mouth Breathing

Did you know that the way your child breathes can affect their sleep, their concentration, and their dental health? The benefits of nose breathing are pretty amazing! Let’s take a look at nose breathing vs. mouth breathing – plus how to help your child with proper breathing. Nose Breathing vs. Mouth Breathing We’re simply not meant to breathe primarily through our mouths. Mouth breathing in children can result in a

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balloon breathing
Breathing

Learn How to Breathe Well + Breathwork Benefits

Did you know that we take up to 23,000 breaths each day? Learn to make them count! Most of us are never actually taught how to breathe well. Breathing is just something we do automatically without thinking about it. When we learn to breathe well, we can harness the powerful benefits of breathwork. What is Breathwork? Breathwork is simply the practice of doing breathing exercises in order to breathe well

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resilience in children
Resilience | Coping Skills

5 Keys to Building Resilience in Children

While we can’t shield our children from every problem, we can teach them the life skills they need to persevere. Building resilience in children is one way we can help them thrive in the face of adversity.  Learn how to raise resilient kids! Why is Resilience Important for Kids Resilience is a life skill that’s crucial to our mental health both as kids and adults. Being resilient means you can

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Learning | Parent Tips

4 Essential Benefits of Curiosity in Children

Curiosity is one of those beautiful innate qualities that encourage children to learn and explore them. Curiosity in children is apparent even as early newborns trying to decipher their surroundings. It’s a quality that is both wondrous and sometimes inconvenient – and one that has significant benefits.  Do you have a curious child? 4 Essential Benefits of Curiosity in Children That natural curiosity in children doesn’t often fit in the

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how to raise a confident child
Parenting Tips

How to Raise a Confident Child

We all want to see our children flourish and grow into confident adults. But what does raising confident kids actually mean? Let’s explore specific ways we can help children build confidence. 5 Keys for How to Raise a Confident Child Think of building confidence like building with blocks. It’s not one big effort that does the job. It’s the impact of many small connections that create strength that can weather

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Coping Skills

Simple and Effective Coping Skills for Kids

Kids naturally experience a wide array of emotions – from excitement to sadness to frustration. While these emotions are part of being human, some of them can be uncomfortable and difficult to feel. The right coping skills for kids can help them work through tough emotions and build resilience. What are Coping Skills? Coping skills can be used to process difficult emotions, handle stressful moments, and find solutions for life’s

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