FCV032 Parents as Stress-busters — Guest: Lori Lite

Twenty-first century family life can be stressful, with parents and kids juggling obligations and schedules that would have made our parents’ 20th century minds come unglued. And yet we manage… most of the time… with patience and good-humor. But at those moments when we are stressed to the max, what do we typically do? And when we do what we typically do, what are we teaching our kids about managing stress? Annie talks to Lori Lite, founder of Stress Free Kids, about simple and effective ways parents can teach calmness… something every family could use more of.

About Lori Lite
Lori Lite is the founder of Stress Free Kids®. She has created a line of books and CDs designed to help children, teens, and adults decrease stress, lower anxiety and control anger. As a parent, Lori spent two hours every single night trying to settle her young son down to sleep. Her daughter developed stress related night terrors and Lori herself became sick from anxiety. In an effort to help her family she created a story for her children that would entertain them while introducing them to research-based relaxation techniques. That moment began a journey that now includes 8 books, 10 CDs, a curriculum and lesson plans. Lori’s titles are used by parents, psychologists, therapists, child life specialists, teachers, and yoga instructors. A successful entrepreneur, Lori cut a deal on Shark Tank with Barbara Corcoran which helped her greatly increase her sales and grow her business. Learn more at http://StressFreeKids.com

About Annie Fox, M.Ed.
Annie is a parenting expert with 30+ years experience. She’s been an online adviser to tweens, teens and parents since 1997. Her award-winning books include: “Teaching Kids to Be Good People”, “The Girls Q&A Book on Friendship”, and the groundbreaking Middle School Confidential™ book and app series. More information about Annie at: http://AnnieFox.com

About Family Confidential
Family Confidential: Secrets of Successful Parenting is a weekly podcast about 21st century parenting joys and challenges. Hosted by Annie Fox and produced by Electric Eggplant, Family Confidential provides practical parenting advice through down-to-earth interviews with parenting experts, educators, therapists, and entrepreneurs. These recorded discussions help parents strengthen family connections by providing tips, child-rearing insight and practical tools for guiding your kids through the tween years and beyond. http://FamilyConfidential.com

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