Concerned that stress is having a negative affect on your children, on your parenting?
Make laughing a priority: The American Psychological Association reports that stressed people often hold a lot of stress in their faces. Laughs, smiles and giggles can help relieve some of that tension. So when is the last time you belted out a good, long belly laugh with your kids? Find ways to bring a little more fun into your life to curb stress and create fun family memories. We have regular tickle attacks at our house. Tickle-fests can be effective when kids are grumpy too to shift out of the bad mood!
Be spontaneous: Celebrate the dog’s birthday by baking her cupcakes. Make cookies for the neighbors just because. Say yes to your childs request to paint a mural on the wall. Eat breakfast for dinner. Just have fun!