Knowing that Stress is a component of our children lives, I would like to give you some tips to relieve that Stress and the negative effects when children don’t know how to manage it.
The young children face stress in their everyday routines, at school, while doing homework, test taking, grades, classmate acceptation, and family interaction. Maybe your child is suffering from distress, sleepless, passive aggressiveness, hard time to focus or low self-esteem. Incorporating Therapeutic Yoga into your child activities will give him/her a constructive tool to manage challenging circumstances during daily life.
Stress is the body’s reaction to a stimulus that involves an adjustment or response, by invoking a change physically, mentally, or emotionally. As a person can experience stress from their environment, body or even thoughts, stress is considered an ordinary part of life.
Even occurrences that can be considered positive, such as a promotion, a mortgage, or the birth of a child, can produce stress. Although stress can be positive by keeping us alert and vigilant, stress has the capacity to become negative when a person continually faces stressful situations that seemingly have no relief. (“What Is Stress?”).
Give your child a constructive tool to manage stress and Anxiety.
These classes support early development on self-confidence, attention, and management of stress, giving a strong foundation for your kid.
Kids will learn:
✅ Breathing and relaxation techniques.
✅ To understand and control their emotions and learn to navigate through them in a positive manner, rather than suppressing them.
✅ Visualizing and positive affirmation techniques.
✅ Techniques to improve their attention span and listening skills.
✅ To cultivate positive attitudes like compassion, tolerance, group effort, good behavior etc.
Check out this 7 Relaxation Exercises for Kids:
1. Encourage your child to calm down by taking time into his/her breathing, inhaling deeply and exhaling longer.
2. If your child is to agitated match his/her energy by doing some movements, walking, jumping, stretching and at the end seal this activity with the breathing.
3. Encourage your child to talk about what is stressing him/her; explaining how is good to express our feelings and together you can find a solution.
4. Assist your child to cope with the stress by writing down a plan or strategy to solve the challenging situation.
5. If the plan is not working as expected, take the good steps and adjust the plan. Remember that making mistakes is part of the growing and learning process.
6. Encourage your child to see the positive parts of the challenge situation.
7. Cultivate positive attitudes like compassion, tolerance, group effort, good behavior by working together and setting the example.
Smiling is good for your health so stay positive and keep the good work together.
Light & Love,
References: What Is Stress? Symptoms, Signs & More. (n.d.). https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/11874-stress