Keeping it Cool: 3 Tips to Helping Kids Relax this Holiday Season
Nov 22, 2016 07:36PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger
Courtesy of KidsRelaxation.com.
As seen in our recent article, "How to Help Your Children Weather the Storm of Holiday Stress," we gave a few tips and tricks to help ease some of the holiday anxiety. Here are 3 more tips to consider.
1) Develop Grounding Techniques EarlyHaving a few techniques ready to go, that's been practiced in a stress-free environment, is very beneficial to success. What these techniques do is take the scattered energy the your chid is displaying and essentially collecting it in order to settle down.
One technique is called "Anchors Away." Have your child stand tall, eyes closed, and breathing deeply. All they need to do is imagine that they are captain of their own "energy ship," and take it on their own journey. This focus brings their energy to the story, thus calming them down. Address them when they are done, and reassess the situation. It sounds silly, but it's effective!
2) Elevator BreathBreathing in raise your arms above your head and say “Elevator Up!” Breathing out, float your arms back down to your sides, saying “Elevator Down.” Repeat.
3) Listen to the CricketsIt can be soothing to listen to the sounds of crickets chirping, no matter what time of day. Be sure to have your child lie down, close their eyes, and play the sounds of crickets. A simple YouTube search is all it takes!
All content courtesy of KidsRelaxation.com.