Stress Free Kids New Year’s Tips

Happy New Year!

Reducing stress is a great way to start the New Year!  Managing stress throughout the year is an ongoing process and one which requires us to be intentional and mindful.  Who could be better than the Queen of Stress Managment, Lori Lite, founder of Stress Free Kids to help us kick off a stress-free New Year?  Happy New Year, everyone!

The following tips are taken from STRESS FREE KIDS: STRESS FREE KIDS: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Build Self-Esteem, Manage stress, and Reduce Anxiety in Children. 

by Lori Lite

When you have kids New Year’s Eve takes on a whole new meaning. How about this year trying
something new and different? At the same time you can enjoy your evening and the kids will too,
try one of these Stress Free New Year’s Eve Tips!


1. Think of your child’s age and schedule age appropriate celebrations for them. If they are
young think about turning the clock back by two or 3 hours. Celebrate New Year’s at 10:00 p.m.
with your kids, put them to bed, then continue your party with the adults to truly celebrate the
Midnight Hour.

2. Replace making a New Year’s resolution with a New Year reflection! Have each family
member speak about 1 or 2 accomplishments or goals they have reached this past year. For
example a 5 year old may have just learned to read, your teenager may have learned to drive.
Focus on the positive from the past instead of making promises to stop something in the future.

3. Instead of focusing on breaking out the champagne bubbly, how about celebrating by blowing
bubbles with the whole family. Get a bunch of bubble blowing bottles and head outside and blow
all your stress, lack, and resentments away. Imagine filling new bubbles with new hopes!

4. Commit to adding balance and good health to each and every day. Sprinkle your life with
moments of relaxation in the coming year by introducing your family to calming music and
stress management techniques. Show your family that your care enough to schedule downtime,
unwind, and take care of yourself. Set the tone for your family!

I would like to wish you all from Stress Free Kids a very Happy, Healthy, Safe & Stress Free
New Year!

Stress Free Kids founder Lori Lite has created a line of books and CDs designed to help children,
teens, and adults decrease stress, anxiety, and anger. Ms. Lite’s books, CDs, and lesson plans are
considered a resource for parents, psychologists, therapists, child life specialists, teachers, and
yoga instructors. Lori is a certified children’s meditation facilitator and Sears’ Manage My Life
parenting expert. For more information visit Stress Free Kids and for daily advice follow Lori
on Twitter and Facebook .

Stress Free Kids Fund Raising Program brings stress management and relaxation to families
while generating funds that will benefit YOUR school, group, or organization.

We love how Stress Free Kids helps with social-emotional development.  You can find more products that grow good kids at Kidlutions Preferred Product Awards.


Melitsa said…
What a good idea! It's a celebration the kids want to part of. I particularly like the reflection part. Happy New Year!

Thanks for dropping by! So nice to see you! Happy New Year to you and yours!


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