Patty Chang Anker's two kids emote... "a lot." The mom of two, who also happens to be one of our Top 25 Funny Moms, tries not to let crying bouts, temper tantrums, and sibling rumbles get the better of her children — or her. As a yoga teacher for kids with special needs, she's accumulated quite a bit of experience calming kids whose "engines are revved."
In 8 Simple Stress Busters for Kids, she shares 8 playful breathing and movement games that "teach kids (and grownups too!) how to self regulate." Our favorite, The Jumping Bean, is a do-anywhere trick for releasing extra energy and working out the jitters.
Read Patty's blog, Facing Forty Upside Down
What helps your kids calm down?