Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world. However there are no mandatory classes to take, no diplomas to be earned, and no license is required. The majority of first time parents are overwhelmed, overworked and overstressed. Humor and laughter are tools that will help reduce stress.
Studies show that stressed out parents breed stressed out children. According to a recent American Psychological Stress in America survey:
“Parents underestimate the impact their stress has on the family as a whole, which could have far deeper health implications then they realize. More than two-thirds (69 percent) of parents of teens and tweens say that their stress has slight or no impact on their children, yet only 14 percent of children report that their parent’s stress does not bother them. In addition, one-third of children (34 percent) say they know their parent is worried or stressed out when they yell.
Children who say their parent is always stressed are more likely to report having a great deal of stress themselves than those who say their parents are never stressed (17 percent vs. 2 percent). Nearly half of tweens (47 percent) and one-third of teens (33 percent) say they feel sad; one third of tweens (36 percent) and 43 percent of teens say they feel worried; and one-quarter (25 percent) of tweens and 38 percent of teens say they feel frustrated when their parents are stressed.”
Laughter for the Health of it will demonstrate hands-on applications and include program attendee participation, as well as provide facts and research to include basic steps to foster a lifetime of laughing. Attendees will discover ways to change reactions and attitudes when faced with tantrums and other behavior problems in order to remain calm and prepared to handle the situation.
Whether you are a parent, caregiver, or a grandparent you will gain new skills to help you navigate the challenges a child presents you with daily.
Laughter for the Health of it provides the following service for parents, grandparents and caregivers.
- In-house services for parents, caregivers and grandparents with hands-on involvement so they can then utilize the techniques learned for themselves to pass on to the children under their care.
- Teaching parents and caregivers how to raise and educate children to respond to stress with humor rather than violence or aggression.
- Teaching parents and children how to use humor as resiliency in dealing with bullies.
Laughter for the Health of it provides parents, grandparents and caregivers with the tools necessary to deal with life’s difficulties and stress, to help prevent that stress from manifesting itself in their children.