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. [verywellmind.com] 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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Exhale the breathing class
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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breathing routine for kids
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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Stephanie Esser-birth story
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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