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The Mindful Hug – Two Ways to Snuggle More with Your Family

Sometimes a hug can make a huge difference to a child who is anxious, sad or upset. A simple hug can help you connect with your child and partner, trigger them to open up and feel less stressed. How often ...
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5 Mindful Games – Mindfulness for Kids and Teens

The cool thing about mindfulness is that you can practice during ordinary activities and even make familiar games a mindfulness practice. Any routine activity can be made into a mindfulness practice when you bring your full attention to it, but ...
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Mindfulness For Kids – Teddy Bear Belly Breathing aka Breathing Buddies

Teddy Bear Belly Breathing also know as Breathing Buddies is one of my favorite mindful breathing exercises for kids. Belly breathing calms down the nervous system and is easy to do. Add a favorite stuffed toy and younger kids will get it almost instantly and ...
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Mindfulness for Kids and Teens – Calming Glitter Jar aka Mind Jar

The Calming Glitter Jar is a great tool for calming down and a fun craft project to do with your child. The Calming Glitter Jar is a proven mindfulness tool and it can help to relax both kids and adults of ...
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mindfulness for teens gratitude photo challenge

Mindfulness for Teens and Kids – The Gratitude Photo Challenge

This is a fun activity that will teach your teen to pay attention to the things he or she is grateful for. Studies suggest that gratitude practice comes with amazing benefits, such as increased happiness and social intelligence and less stress. And ...
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3 Super Simple Mindfulness Techniques To Keep Your Practice Alive During Harder Times

Does this sound remotely familiar? “I’m way too busy to practice mindfulness.” “I have so many things to do that I’ll forget about them if I pause and practice.” “Not today, but tomorrow for sure!” I often feel this way ...
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Mindfulness For Children — Gratitude Tree For Thanksgiving

Here’s the perfect mindfulness activity for Thanksgiving or a rainy day. It’s called the gratitude tree, and we will definitely be doing one this year. I love the chance to count my blessings, and it’s a fun activity to do ...
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Playful Mindfulness – Walk on a Rainbow

I was recently asked how to introduce mindfulness to a child who is not interested in meditation. Many children associate mindfulness with sitting meditation, but mindfulness is much more than that. Sitting practice is just one way to experience and ...
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Mindful Feet – A Body Scan For Children

The body scan is a quick and effective mindfulness practice to help with stress and overwhelming emotions such as anger. With children you might want to start with “Mindful Feet,” a shorter body scan exercise that can be done in ...
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Mindfulness Toolbox For Children

As a Child and Family Therapist and Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor, I frequently get questions from parents who are at a loss for how to incorporate mindfulness into their family’s busy schedule. One of my favorite techniques to use with ...