Hi! My name is Betty and I’m a very stressed-out person. My shoulders are always tight, my jaw is often clenched and I have to constantly stretch my neck. I know my boys can feel my negative energy when I have pushed my limits. I fear that they will grow up to have too much stress in their lives too. Already, Diego can lead a very busy schedule, leaving very little time for down time and relaxing moments.
I know that children shouldn’t live with stress and I try my hardest to give my boys a happy and comfortable environment in our home. When I played Sueños del Oceano Indigo, a collection of audio short-stories in Spanish for my boys for the first time, I knew I could do more and this was a great start.
After a very crazy morning last week, I put the boys in the car hastily and rushing to get Diego to school, I didn’t ask for my usual five-minutes of peace and quiet. Instead, I put in the Sueños del Oceano Indigo for them (and for me) and I could just feel peace and relaxation in the car as the sounds started coming out of the speakers. With a sea life theme throughout the album, the four stories included focus on helping children manage stress, improve sleep and lower anxiety and anger. Diego was intrigued with the sea characters and their conflicts and at the same time he was taking in the affirmations and the breathing techniques. I loved that the positive mantras were helping build self-esteem too. After listening to two stories, I quickly realized that I needed to bring the CD in the house because I was becoming too relaxed behind the wheel!
Although, the album is ideal for children between the ages of 6-12, the soothing voice behind the story-telling in the CD helped my youngest baby have a little sleep! I always play classical music for my boys when they nap and when they go to bed at night, why not try this SPANISH CD? Yes, please!
Visit Stress Free Kids to order a CD (English too!) or to read more about the proper techniques to help your kids reduce stress, anxiety and anger. You can get it on iTunes too! Stress is inevitable, I know I can not protect my children from something that has even caused me a lot of physical pain. I do know that I can teach them to manage it and I’m thankful for this new discovery.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Sueños del Oceano Indigo by Stress Free Kids. Review and opinions are my own.