Saturday, March 1, 2014

Book Review: Stress Free Kids by Lori Lite

I received a copy of this book in exchange for review, however, all opinions and thoughts are my own. 

I recently got the chance to check out a really great book, and I am excited to tell you guys about it! The book is called: "Stress Free Kids: A Parent's Guide to Helping Build Self-Esteem, Manage Stress, and Reduce Anxiety in Children", and it's written by Lori Lite, the founder of Stress Free Kids. I was really excited to check out this book, because I have a "stresser" on my hands, when it comes to my big guy. He's a lot like me, we worry and stress and have lots of anxiety over lots of different things. I really try very hard not to let it show and not to let it pass on to him, but I do sometimes. I am always looking for ways to help him (and me too!), so I was excited to check out this book. 

This book has been a really great asset to me as a parent. It has taught me many different tools and exercises to help deal with both of my boys' stress. I like that the book is straightforward and easy to understand, and I also appreciate that it doesn't shame parents. Often, when I read a parenting book, I end up feeling really bad about myself and really guilty for not doing everything that the book says already. This book doesn't do that, and I really like that. 

I really like Lori Lite and her approaches to parenting and helping kids. She developed the Stress Free Kids curriculum to help her own kids deal with stress. I have to say that this book has really helped us. My oldest especially has really improved his angry outbursts, and I can tell that he is remembering what to do when he gets upset or stressed out. We do still have a lot of work to do and a long way to go to be able to deal with our stress in a healthy way. I am not saying that everything is completely better, but we are on the right track! 

I like that now that I have read this book, I have a real, solid idea of what I SHOULD be doing differently. I feel much better and much more optimistic about the way things are going in my household, and I am very grateful to Lori Lite for this book and all the great options that it has given me! 

About The Author: 

Lori Lite is a pioneer in the field of children's stress management, dedicating her life to helping families reduce stress, anxiety, and anger. Lori astounded the medical community by incorporating research-based, stress reducing techniques into a storytelling format. After helping her own children, Lori understood that her mission was to help other parents and children struggling with stress and self-esteem issues. Lori created Stress Free Kids and a line of books, CDs, and lesson plans designed to help children, teens, and adults decrease stress, anxiety, and anger. Her work is considered a resource for parents, psychologists, therapists, child life specialists, teachers, doctors, counselors, and yoga instructors. 

Lori is a certified children's meditation facilitator and guest instructor. She has been nationally recognized on Shark Tank, CBS News, and as a Sears parenting expert. Her sought after practical tips and articles can be found in hundreds of publications to include; Family Circle, NY Times, Web MD, Real Simple, Prevention, and Aspiring Women. Lori's titles are also available in Spanish, Apps, and eBooks bringing stress management to Smart Boards and making classroom implementation easy. Her constant upbeat presence on Facebook and Twitter (stressfreekids) make her a real-time resource for anyone seeking practical advice for stress free living. For more information visit Stress Free Kids dot com. 

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