Children and Stress

SuperKid Power: Self-Help Stress Skills For Young Children

March 11, 2016 Children and Stress, Superkid Power 0 Comments

Facilitator: Janai Mestrovich aka Grandma Boom aka Freedom Fairy and Xmas Fairy in     Ashland Parades TESTIMONIALS: “I took a deep breath instead of hitting my sister.” 5 yr. Old “I squeezed my mad feelings out on a sponge.” 4 yr. Old “I took deep breaths and shook my body to

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Getting MAD Feelings Out Healthily With Preschoolers

January 27, 2016 Children and Stress, Early Prevention 0 Comments

How do we begin preventing massacres? I am doing my two cents worth and have for 40 years! Another session today….Teaching 30 preschoolers healthy ways to get MAD feelings out: Artwork marking X where mad/anger starts in the body and where it feels good with a star when we release

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Becoming the Ouch Ouwee Fairy for Preschoolers

May 20, 2015 Children and Stress 0 Comments

Grandma Boom strikes again….as the OUCH OUWEE FAIRY for 32 preschoolers. Had a blast teaching them that getting tense when we get an ouwee makes the ouwee worse. Did a self-calming song with them, helping baby dinosaurs to feel better with deep breathing, drummed to ouch and then to calming

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Noodle Drumming to Switch Gears from Tense to Calm

January 28, 2015 Children and Stress 0 Comments

Noodle Drumming! I was a bumble bee buzzing with tense sounds, then took deep breaths and switched gears buzzing calmly. Over 30 daycare children joined in. Noodle drumming…egg noodles on mother drum move just slightly when we are calm drummers but jump high in the air when we switch gears

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Interactive Storytime Helps Children Learn Stress Skills

November 12, 2013 Children and Stress 0 Comments

We were IN the story together! I was Smoothie, the Bee, getting 2-5 yr. olds to help me teach my brother, Buzzbee, how to calm himself so he wouldn’t hurt his little bee head bumping into flowers anymore. We drummed and buzzed fast and tense, took deep breaths, calmed ourselves,

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Child Stress leaves Grandma Stress arrives

September 8, 2013 Children and Stress 0 Comments

I couldn’t watch the whole time because it was a bit nauseating to me. His legs were too short. So he asked me to do the foot pedals on the race car video game. Between my footwork and his steering there was a record number of crashes, I’m sure. It’s

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Empower Kids with Bubble Blowing

September 1, 2013 Children and Stress 0 Comments

In my program I teach/demonstrate that slow, deep breaths make big bubbles and small, irregular breaths make small ones. Great way to teach children the FEELING of having calm self-control with fun bubbles because they can also SEE direct results. Grayson was very happy with his slow deep breath big

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