Relaxing On Airplanes

Big Bear Hug

Big Bear Hug

Give your child a relaxation and self-calming tool to feel deeply loved and secure in a moment’s notice.  The Big Bear Hug is just that, a BIG bear hug….for yourself.  Next time when your child’s energy is erratic and he is having a hard time settling down, help him to give himself a big bear …

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Blooming From Mud: Kids’ Lotus Flower Relaxation

Helping kids to navigate the downs of life, the “mud” of life, is so very important.  How we respond, or react, to difficulties is a critical piece to creating a life of wellbeing and emotional regulation. Last week I went with my family to see the new Pixar movie, Inside Out.  In the movie the …

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Clouds! The Ultimate Inspiration For Relaxation

During the summer months, I love to walk barefoot in the grass, smell wild flowers, and lie on the ground looking up at the fluffy clouds passing by.  As a kid I would love to find animals, mythical creatures, and other fun shapes within those fluffy orbs. I think clouds are supremely inspiring for creating …

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In-Flight Breathing Relaxation Activity

In-Flight Breathing Relaxation Activity

Summer vacation is upon us!  As a parent, have you ever been caught off guard and experienced a non-relaxed state with your child at 33,000 feet?  Flying provides the perfect opportunity to practice the art of relaxation and prepare our minds and bodies for the trip ahead or returning home.  Here are some in-flight relaxation …

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7 Apps To Help Kids Relax

My iPhone and iPad have become instant hits with my kids.  They love to play games on them.  They are great for when I’m out at a restaurant or waiting at the airport and they need something quick to stay occupied.  In spite of the battery run down and the fact that I rush to …

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