BE Buddy Stress Relief Toy

The BE Buddy® Story

Meet the BE Buddy ®, a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory stress relief toy for kids! Amid Mental Health Awareness Week, now is the time to empower our children with the tools to feel calm, confident, and connected.  The BE Buddy® is a therapy toy encouraging kids to develop strategies to promote healthy habits and coping strategies for life! FREE eBook: Self-Care for Kids Guide (printable)! Why There’s a Need For Stress Relief Toys

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Breathing Coach

What is a Breath Coach?

You may not know it, but you have a superpower— It’s your breath. The way we breathe profoundly impacts our everyday health and wellness. This is why I decided to become a breath coach. What is a breathing coach, you ask? Let’s dig into what I do and how learning to breathe well can completely transform your life. RELATED: 50 INSPIRING BREATHING QUOTES What is a Breath Coach? A BREATHE™ coach

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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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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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Parenting Tips

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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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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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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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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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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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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