Bedtime was a stressful time for Lori Lite’s children. It took a demanding two hours to get her son to sleep and her daughter was dealing with night terrors. These stressors were making parenting hard for Lori. To help herself and her family, Lori started to practice stress management techniques throughout her day. The techniques worked so well for her that she started to incorporate these when she told her children bedtime stories. The result – her children followed along and fell asleep more easily and stayed asleep.
Children deal some of the same issues that adults deal with such as bullying, body image, and societal demands. These issues affect children more than they ever did in the past. Stress Free Kids gives parents the tools they need to help their children deal with life’s stresses. Lori shares relaxation and breathing therapies and positive affirmatives to help children learn to lessen stress and anxiety as they deal with difficult circumstances.
As a single working mother, I know that when I am stressed so are my kids. I was able to take Lori’s book and relate it to some of my experiences. I know that what I feel and how I respond affects my kids. I now find myself more aware of my children copying my behavior and responses toward stressful situations and I am working to set a better example. I appreciated the tips that were offered to parents and I also found great benefit in the approach Lori took to teaching my children how to emulate good habits and stress management.