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Family First: Tips to relax your child's anxiety

Practicing gratitude on a daily basis, focusing on the good things in your life, and gravitating to them, works wonders.

With kids (and parents) feeling a lot of amplified stress this back-to-school season, what can you for yourself, and your kids, to alleviate the tension? Christina Dufour of “The Carnelian Connection” knows all about stress relief and mindfulness – she teaches it to corporate groups and students young and old.

She suggests for you to “pay attention to how we’re perceiving things – so one technique you can use is to choose your perception – choose to look at this as an adventure-  that life is uncertain, and the environment, not having control, is the nature of life itself.” 

And she adds, practicing gratitude on a daily basis, focusing on the good things in your life, and gravitating to them, works wonders.