Magazine article Parenting for High Potential

Don't Forget to Breathe!

Magazine article Parenting for High Potential

Don't Forget to Breathe!

Article excerpt

It is back to school time again! This time of year can be very exciting, but it can also be stressful. New schedules, new teachers, and a departure from the lazy-ish days of summer can all heighten feelings of anxiousness.

Want to know how to stay calm as the stress level ramps up? It's simple: Practice controlled breathing.

Here are two simple controlled breathing exercises that will help you can teach your children to promote feelings of calm, and keep their minds and bodies functioning at their best.

Equal Breathing

One of the easiest controlled breathing exercises is known as "equal breathing." This is a great exercise when you are surrounded by people, because you can do it without anyone else knowing. Begin by inhaling through the nose for a count of four. Then exhale for a count of four, also through the nose. Simply repeat this until you start to feel calm; four counts as you breathe in and four counts as you breath out. …

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