Thursday, September 1, 2016

   This weeks post was inspired when I  noticed a sweet family at the local grocery store. To me, it  looked like a Mama Duck with three little ducklings.. Every now and then she would have to give one of her precocious ducklings a nudge to follow along.This family had a preschooler in our program last school year.  I greeted this family and was so excited to hear about the new school year adventures. I got the low down on behavior color cards and how cards get flipped for talking and breakfast pizza.
    This sweet , amazing Mama wanted to talk about the overwhelmingness of piles of homework, behavior color cards and how difficult back to school can be.
When you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and stressed, try Being A S.T.A.R.
Smile, Take a deep breath And Relax.  Encourage belly breathing where the tummy goes out when the air goes in, and in when the air goes out. Also help children learn to exhale slower than they inhale.  The air we breath in brings oxygen to every cell in the body. The brain requires 25 - 40 percent of our total oxygen to function properly. An oxygen starved brain can be a disaster.  
BE A S.T.A.R.. 
wishing you well, 

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