Kids today are more stressed, overwhelmed, and struggling with anxiety than ever before. Children are not born with the coping strategies needed to navigate today's increasing demands of technology, bullying, academics, and family dynamics. You yourself might wonder how your own stressed-out lifestyle is affecting your children. Based on Lori Lite's award-winning series, Stress Free Kids provides relaxation techniques you can use to free your child from stress.
Lite shows you how to apply breathing, visualizations, affirmations, and muscle relaxation exercises effortlessly throughout the day. These parenting solutions to everyday stressors will reduce worries and anxiety while increasing self-esteem. You and your children will gain freedom as you live a more joy-filled life with less stress.
With this complete resource as your guide, your family will create your own collection of stress-free moments that add up to peace and confidencefor you and your children.
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About the Author
Award-winning childhood stress expert Lori Lite created her Stress Free Kids curriculum to alleviate her children's stress and to help them sleep peacefully. Lite is author of the Indigo Dreams series, which has been awarded the CNE Award of Excellence, and has been featured on several media outlets, including CBS News, USA Today, Web MD, Family Circle magazine, and Prevention magazine. You can visit her website at www.stressfreekids.com.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Peaceful Parenting 9
Part I The Stress Connection 15
Chapter 1 Relaxed Parents = Relaxed Kids 17
Chapter 2 Identifying Your Child's Stress 33
Chapter 3 Kids Don't Come with Directions, but Need Direction 45
Chapter 4 The Power of Play 63
Part II The ABCs of Decreasing Stress 73
Chapter 5 Family Stress-Busters 77
Chapter 6 Tools to Tackle Stress 91
Chapter 7 Constructively Handling Anger 109
Part III Stressful Situations, Solved 119
Chapter 8 At School 121
Chapter 9 At Home 135
Chapter 10 At Play 149
Chapter 11 In Sports 157
Chapter 12 When Traveling 165
Chapter 13 During the Holidays 171
Chapter 14 When a Loved One Passes Away 185
Chapter 15 When Terror Strikes 193
Conclusion: Staying Stress Free as a Family 203
About the Author 213