The Family Conservancy has provided an Early Childhood Mental Health newsletter with valuable information for parents. A link for the newsletter is below. In this issue, we are reminded that “breathing deeply can help us to slow down our thoughts and move through our big emotions like sadness, anger and fear. Breathing moves us up out of our brain stems and into our executive brain so we can respond as opposed to react. Remember belly breathing is the most effective way to calm ourselves down, meaning your belly should expand when you breathe in and con-tract when you breathe out.”
The link below has a fun video to help children learn to Belly Breathe.