Deep Breaths for Kids (And You, Too!)

These are high stress times. We could all use as many tools to help us calm down, find patience, and relax our minds and bodies. One of the most cliché lines of advice for calming down is to “take a deep breath” and as frustrating as it may be to hear in the moment, it is so very true. Deep belly breaths help to hack our system – they regulate us and help us exit out of fight or flight mode.

For any Daniel Tiger fans out there, you will know this song:

”When you feel so mad that you want to roar, take a deep breath and count to four... 1..2...3..4..”