Breath Awareness for Young Children

Susan Kain, RCYT, E-RYT, YACEP
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Invariably, all children will encounter some level of stressors. While they should know it’s okay to feel sad or angry or anxious, children should also have the needed skills to calm and relax themselves. As parents, we can help by teaching breath awareness techniques to assist children as they work through stressful times. Luckily, a great variety of practices are available. 

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