Stress Management Monthly Newsletter

In This Issue:


  1. Quote of the Month
  2. Stress Management Video Tip
  3. Parenting Without Stress Tip
  4. Discipline Without Stress Tip
  5. Living Without Stress Tips
  6. Discipline Online
  7. Charity for U.S. Schools
  8. Speaking & Presenting
  9. What People Say
  10. Investment for Schools

Visit the Without Stress Shop


Thanks for investing in some tips from

1. Quote of the Month

2. Stress Management Video Tip

"Unnecessary Obligations Induce Stress"

Not engaging in unnecessary obligations can reduce stress. We may create unnecessary mental stress when we engage in an activity simply because we feel it is our obligation to do so. This video shows a way to manage stress in such a situation.

Watch the Video
Subscribe to My Channel
Watch All Stress Management Video Tips

3. Parenting Without Stress

Be aware of the critical difference between teaching young people optimistic thinking vs. pessimistic thinking. The difference has to do with the perception of control.

A youngster who thinks optimistically perceives the power to choose and, therefore, has control. This reduces a victim-hood mentality. The pessimistic thinker perceives little choice and, therefore, has little control, which promotes a victim-hood mentality.

Therefore, constantly ask what choices or options the young person has in any situation.

4. Discipline Without Stress Tip

Heather wrote me:

"I am still having trouble eliciting consequences. Any guidance would be VERY much appreciated. Here are a few different situations:

  • Student (first grade) purposefully brought up a wrong application on an iPad. I asked the student to identify the level; he responded "Level B" (bothering/bullying) on the Hierarchy of Social Development.

I don't know where to go from there. If I say "What can you do differently next time?" or "What could help you remember for next time?" He responds, "I'll only go on the apps I'm supposed to."

After you hear his response, say, “What else will you do if that doesn't work?" Both need to agree that his choice will help prevent his impulses in the future. If the student does not come up with a suggestion, then you start with the following question: "Do you want me to control you or are you mature enough to control yourself?" The student will want to be in control of himself, so let him know that you have enough confidence and trust in him that he will be motivated to act on a higher level.

Heather continued:

"If a kid has his hands all over another kid during rug time and admits his behavior is on the unacceptable Level B, what can I do to fix this situation?"

You don’t. The student does.

The critical question you need to ask: “What procedure will you use to implement your plan?" Handle it the same way. Elicit a procedure from him.

Have you taught the Hierarchy of social Development poem

5. Living Without Stress Tip

— The Following Excerpt is from the INTRODUCTION of
Live Without Stress: How to Enjoy the Journey

Perhaps the most famous statement in the history of philosophy and medicine is Rene Descartes’ famous phrase, “I think; therefore, I am.” This perception still has influence today; it is the foundation of the belief that the brain does not affect the body. We now have convincing evidence that thinking (cognition) significantly affects feelings (emotions), which in turn affects our body’s stress.

Circumstances present problems or challenges—depending on our perspective. Up close, the earth looks flat; from outer space, it’s round. The difference is in the perspective. Similarly, without our being mindful of what is happening, we create our own perception that often leads to stress.

The effects of stress on the body can be the cause of headaches, weight gain, insomnia, asthma, heart disease, ulcers, depression, migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and many others harmful effects on the immune system, digestive system, and central nervous system. In addition, a growing body of evidence points to stress as a contributing factor as to whether these develop in the first place because stress damages neurons in the brain.

Anticipation or anxiety can lead to stress. The human mind is so powerful, the connection between perception and physiological response so strong, that the brain can send off the flight, fight, or freeze response by merely imagining a threatening situation. This ability of the brain can be either a source of positive empowerment or it can be an invitation to illness.

 Using the mind properly can be a significant source to healing; however, healing of the body can be frustrated by habitually returning to ineffective ways of using the mind. Ailments we typically think of as bodily can be improved by thoughts alone. This mental realm is often the locus or cause of many illnesses. A quick proof of this is the disappearance of headaches when on vacation.

6. eLearning: Discipline Online

Discipline Online, the Internet course, shows how to handle every discipline/behavior problem in schools, homes, and in the workplace. Originally developed to reduce the "sink or swim" approach to teaching, the program is effective in any behavioral situation.

If you are a classroom teacher, you joined the only profession that does NOT teach the most essential skill for success, namely, walking into a classroom for the first time as a new teacher and having a SYSTEM to handle every behavior or discipline problem. Learn how at an incredibly low investment in this online course.

7. Charity for U.S. Schools

Any U.S. pre K-12 grade school can receive materials at no charge. Visit Discipline without Stress. Inc.

8. Speaking and Presenting

If you are interested in hiring a speaker to reduce stress in living, parenting, or in education, visit

9. What People Say

"Thanks for sharing the knowledge on stress management. I keep on sharing your valuable thoughts with my students."

— Salman Ahmad Khan
Visiting Faculty, Institute of Administrative Sciences
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan


10. Investment for Schools

There are only 8 DVDs left for the school staff development DVD program. The investment for the remaining ones is available at the fire sale investment of $499 rather than $995.

Check it out!

Get It Now!

Visit Piper Press

View Our Products

Questions, Thoughts, or Comments?

Don't be shy, I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to contact me directly at

Subscribe to My Mailing Lists

Not yet a subscriber to my very popular "Stress Management Monthly Newsletter" and/or my "Stress Management Video Tips"? Don't miss out! Subscribe now; it's quick, easy, and FREE!

Stress Management
Monthly Newsletter

Stress Management
Video Tips

Youtube Facebook Twitter Linkedin

Dr. Marvin Marshall


Phone: 1.714.220.1882


You received this email because you signed up for the
Without Stress Monthly Newsletter.