Several classrooms are now participating in the MindUp curriculum that is “research-based curriculum, it features lessons that use the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students. Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life.” (MindUp 2011) The easiest tool to assist your child to better handle daily stressors is focused breathing. Please practice with them the following technique. A deep breath in through your nose, hold 3-5 seconds and blow out through your mouth. Repeat until feeling calmer.