kids and stress

MTVU & JED Roundation Launches “Press Pause” Campaign to Teach Teens Mindfullness Techniques

Over the last few years, there’s been a growing focus on the importance of strengthening resiliency and developing healthy coping mechanisms among teenagers, college students and young adults. Research shows that emotional health issues, like depression and stress, are on the rise, and many experts believe that the pressure to succeed and our “digital landscape” are […]

[Video] Three Eye-Opening Truths on Causes and Effects of Stress on Teens

Developed in collaboration with award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien and her media production company, Starfish Media Group, the Teens and Stress video series published last year documents the experience of teens, as well as the efforts of educators, influencers and administrators to reduce the record levels of stress impacting kids in schools and homes across America. […]

[Video] 5 Benefits of a Daily Meditation Practice

Reportly, Giselle Bundchen, Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore, Oprah, Eva Mendes and Katy Perry all swear by it. According to, there are over 3,000 scientific studies on the benefits of daily practice, which include that of the American Psychological Association, Harvard Medical School and University of California. Just like taking vitamins and using moisturizer, meditation works best […]

Reduce Back-to-School Tween & Teen Stress

At this point after Labor Day it seems that all kids are back to school in some way or another – be it via year-round schooling, home schooling or standard classes resuming after the summer. In my casa we’re just trying to get our groove back as the saying goes. The stress level is at […]

Talking to Tweens About Role Models

One word I would use to describe tweens is influenced. This is a sensitive age where influences from every angle of their lives actually matter and impact their behavior or thoughts in a positive or negative way. I have recently become more mindful of this and when my kids tell me that a friend, song, […]

Creating Distractions during Tense Situations for Tweens

Tropical Storm Isaac Revives Stress-relieving, ‘Be Ready’ Ideas Living in South Florida has taught our family about the need to avoid “hurricane madness”- the collective      anxiety that takes over our local community when a storm enters the ‘forecast cone.’  The cone helps predict a storm’s path and local newscasts decipher it for days […]