Spark! How do you help your kids deal with stess?

kids_stress*How do you help your stressed out kids relax? Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child, has some great ideas to help you help them, including yoga, art projects — and our personal favorite: Encouraging them to give themselves a big hug! “You’re really giving them a sensory experience,” she explains on The Huffington Post.

*What do you think of when you look at a starry night? Redefining Girly author Melissa Wardy shares her thoughts in this beautiful blog post: “My children are at the age now that I can clearly remember large parts of my childhood. I hope they make memories as good as mine are to me, of running barefoot and racing across lakes and sharing late night laughs and dances with friends. I hope they see the stars from the other side of the world someday. I hope they keep their feet on the ground as their minds lift to the stars, where no limits or stereotypes or harmful messages can reach them, and let that space be their guide as they follow their hearts through their days.” Read the rest of her thought here.

*Speaking of inspiring words, we’re always looking for quotes that remind us us to be our best selves and follow our passions. Today’s we’re feeling this one from Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Now tell us, what words inspire you?

*ONE LAST THING: We love this story of little Louisiana bookworm Sophia Moss, who at just  5 years old has already finished 875 books.  Here’s to Sophia, a real Go Girl! who is doing what she loves — and here’s to her family for supporting her. Hope she checks out our book, Starring Celia, when she’s ready!