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Practicing Mindfulness with Children
Posted 04/28/2020 09:38AM

Practicing Mindfulness with Children

Now that we are spending a lot more time in isolation, which can be especially emotionally hard on our children, a wonderful way to positively fill time with them is by practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness is simply noticing what is happening in the present moment. It is being aware of what you see, smell, taste and/or how your body feels.

There is strong evidence that mindfulness positively affects one's social-emotional, mental and physical well-being. It improves sleep and self-esteem, while providing a sense of calmness. Additionally, it can help reduce worry, anxiety and stress.

Below are some websites that share mindfulness activities that the family can have fun doing together. Make togetherness a special time of happiness.

Websites:

Mind Yeti: Mindfulness for Kids and Their Adults

Stop, Breathe, Think: Mindfulness & Meditation for Kids

Smiling Mind: App

Bits of Positivity: Free Guided Meditations for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}

Resources:

Evidence for the Impact of Mindfulness on Children and Young People: Managing Stress & Anxiety

Mindfulness with Kids: 10 Amazing Benefits for Brain and Behavior

Research on Mindfulness in Education

Support services complete list of resources: Resource list from the Counseling Services from Evergreen School District

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