stress

How Music Affects your Mood and your Mind

With over 30 years of observing children and adults in the Kindermusik classroom, we know from experience that music has a huge effect on the emotions. Science and research continue to affirm what we also suspect, and that is that music can significantly impact cognition as well – in the early years and later in [...]

Music Listening With Your Kids: Find the Center

One afternoon, I walked into the living room and my very active 3-year-old daughter was just laying on the couch with a blanket. “What are you doing? Are you OK?” I asked her. “Yes mama, I’m just listening to the music,” she replied. And she stayed there for a good 20 minutes. Mind you, this [...]

Sing and Dance that Stress Away

Stress. We all deal with it from time to time....and friends, so do our kids. Don't forget - we have a lifetime of experience in managing stress - and even then we can have a hard time with it. Our kids deal with stress, too...and they are stress novices. It's up to us to help [...]

You Know it: Kids Feel Stress, Too

Ok...I'm about to tell you all something you already know...our babies, our toddlers, our kids...they feel stress! We "old" folks don't have a monopoly on this lovely feature of the human condition. Now think about this: we are supposed to have things together by adulthood, but let's face it, how many times do you get into [...]