Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Book Review - Stress Free Kids
About the Book
From challenging school curriculums to being teased on the playground to body image issues, demands and anxiety are causing today’s children to be weighed down—more than ever before. STRESS FREE KIDS® (Adams Media; January 1, 2014; $17.99) gives parents the techniques and advice they need to help their child deal with life’s pressures. Based on expert Lori Lite’s award-winning program, this book features relaxation and breathing exercises, positive affirmations, and therapeutic audio that will allow children to alleviate stress and apprehension during difficult circumstances.
Lite offers step-by-step instructions to guide parents through each of these powerful techniques as well as tips on how to incorporate each exercise into their child’s daily routine. Using these methods, they will be able to encourage their son or daughter to live a stress-free life by taking in a few calm moments before reacting to an irritating or disappointing situation. With this complete resource, parents can finally ease their child’s worries and teach them to be more thoughtful, resilient, and confident—one breath at a time.
• This accessible guide shows parents how to help their children ease their worries, manage stress, and build self-esteem
• Author Lori Lite has been featured in Real Simple, Family Circle, the New York Times, Prevention, and USA Today
• Lite’s self-published children’s titles and audio CDs have sold more than 85,000 copies!
About the Author
LORI LITE Atlanta, GA | StressFreeKids.com
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, Mind, Body, and Soul, and Prevention Magazine.
My Take on the Book
I could relate to a lot in this book and know that my wife and I get stressed out and this definitely rubs off on the kids too. I appreciated this book greatly and it has some amazing ideas that it presents. Particularly, I was getting concerned in seeing the kids mirroring our strategies (which are not always what I want them to be), and even my younger daughter mirroring her older sister as well (again, not what I am hoping for). This book really provided an intervention to take a pause and restart. The book not only gave me as a parent practical tips, but I loved that it also was written with kids in mind too so that you could teach them what you were learning. All of this is a definite plus and something that we have already started in our home, and it seems to be making a difference!
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