11 Soothing Habits to Chill Out Your Kids

You're reading 11 Soothing Habits to Chill Out Your Kids, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Kids are whirlwinds of energy, but even little ones need downtime. Plus, children aren't immune to anxiety disorders. Today's driven lifestyles with schedules chock-full of structured activities can leave tiny minds frazzled.  How can you help your child to relax? It's critical to teach them to self-soothe so that they develop healthy coping mechanisms as adults. As a parent, failing to teach your kids healthy ways to chill out can lead to behavioral issues and even addiction down the road. Instead, try these activities to help them calm down.  1. Reward Downtime  If you're a Type A personality yourself, you may think you're doing your child a favor by encouraging them to remain on the go always. You might even pat yourself on the back when they tumble into bed exhausted at day's end. However, you could set them up for a lifetime of health woes. People with this assertive, driven personality type run a higher risk of heart disease than more sedate Type Bs.  Start rewarding downtime by engaging in some yourself. Establish a rule to turn off all devices and put homework away at least 30 minutes before bed. Use this time to draw, read stories or participate in other quiet activities. Celebrate this quiet time as something to look f...
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