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Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast

with Bonnie Gray

S2 E19: How to Help Kids Stress Less and Reduce Anxiety

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Bonnie explores storge love – familial love or instinctual affection -- in the Bible. Children are experiencing anxiety at an all-time high during the pandemic. A tender loving affection between parent and child will help relieve stress and anxiety. Learn 4 different ideas to provide the loving touch your children’s mental health will benefit from, to weather everyday stress & challenges Bonnie will share simple powerful practices to nurture affection with our children.

Scripture: “Be devoted to one another in love – with genuine affection.” - Romans 12:10

Soul Care Tip: The Power of Play, Give 3 Hugs a Day and Words of Affirmation

Scientific Research: Neurophysiology research shows benefits of play include: improved mood and well-being, reducing anxiety, depression, stimulating creativity, and enhancing relationships.

Links & Resources from this Episode:

How We Love by Kay Yerkovich and Milan Yerkovich: https://www.amazon.com/How-We-Love-Expanded-Discover/dp/0735290172/

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For more encouragement, order Bonnie’s book Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness: https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Like-Jasmine-Identity-Loneliness/dp/0736983422

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February 22, 2022
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Bonnie Gray is the author of Finding Spiritual Whitespace and Whispers of Rest. An inspirational speaker and retreat leader, she has touched thousands of lives through storytelling, visual arts, nature, prayer and meditation. Bonnie’s writing is featured at Relevant Magazine, (in)courage, and Christianity Today. She lives in California with her husband and their two sons.
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