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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 earn

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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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Breathing

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

Benefits of Belly Breathing for Kids

Benefits of Belly Breathing for Kids Did you know that changing the way you breathe can change the way you feel? Stop what you are doing right now. That’s right….STOP! Now take in a deep breath through your nose, filling up your lungs with air and pausing at the top. Then, slowly exhale the air out until your lungs are empty. What did you notice? Taking a slow and intentional

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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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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

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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

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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Breathing

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 Anxiety

Childhood Anxiety Symptoms and How to Help

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 15% to 20% of youth in the general population struggled with anxiety disorders. [verywellmind.com]. However, more recent research suggests that this number is rising, and one study found the depression and anxiety rates doubled in youth compared to the pre-pandemic findings.  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

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