I am often asked to take a look at books that are new on the market, and 95% of the time, I have to decline, simply because reading is something I don’t seem to have much time for in this season of life.
But a few weeks ago, I was asked to take a look at a new book from Lori Lite called Stress Free Kids and I immediately said yes. I personally tend to live my life with an elevated stress level, and I have already witnessed this rubbing off on my oldest, which of course, stresses me out. I knew it would be a helpful read for me.
I’m not finished with the book yet, but the fact that I”m halfway through it is very telling, considering that in a typical year I read 1-2 books, total. It seems that on almost every page, I’m finding something written that gives me some pause to think about the example I’m setting for my kids, and the simple steps I can take to make a really positive impact on the environment my family inhabits. Here’s one of my favorite “nuggets” so far:
“It is impossible for the pure, light feeling of love and the dense, foggy feeling of stress to exist at the same moment. If you can tap into the feeling of love, you will reduce stress” (p. 46).
I’ve got some great ideas now, thanks to Stress Free Kids. If you have a child who seems to be prone to worry, or if you are looking for ideas to help you and your children relax a bit more, I really think this is worth the read.
If you read it, I’d really love to hear what your big takeaways were. I’m hoping to blog about some of the tips from the book that I incorporate this year! I also want to recommend the Stress Free Kids YouTube page. It has some helpful videos on there worth checking out!
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