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Mindfulness For Kids & Teens — The Ultimate Mindfulness Bracelet

Johnny was upset. He asked his parents why they had adopted a stupid boy like him. He thought he was stupid because he didn’t learn as fast as the other kids at school. Johnny’s not stupid, of course. We’re all ...
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Mindfulness With Kids — Wish On A Star — Kindness Practice

The last few days we have been looking out for shooting stars … with no luck. Yesterday my son Anton pretended to see a falling star and insisted that he could make a wish. I said he could … and ...
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Mindfulness For Kids — Smell And Tell — Sensory Awareness Game

My son Anton loves to play sensory games. He likes to play “Find a color” and “10 sounds” when we’re preparing to go to bed. He usually asks me to play with him when he is sitting on the toilet ...
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Mindfulness And The Brain Made Easy

My dad was a brain scientist and we discussed science at the dinner table. This is why talking about the brain with my three-year-old feels natural for me. My son, Anton, learned about the major parts of the brain when ...
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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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Mindfulness for Kids and Teens – Empathy and Loving Kindness Practice

Today we started our day with a fun loving kindness practice, all thanks to my three-year-old son Anton. We ate breakfast together in the kitchen and Anton decided spontaneously to send kind wishes to mommy and daddy. Anton: I wish for mommy ...
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Three Senses Mindfulness Activity for Kids, Teens and Grown-ups

Paying attention to your senses is probably the easiest way to practice mindfulness. When you tune in to your senses, you are effectively living in the now. Your senses are as “in the now” as it gets. When you tune ...
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Mindfulness For Kids And Teens — 5 Ways To Combine Mindfulness And Food

Food is a phenomenal way to integrate mindfulness into a child’s daily life. Every child eats, and many children eat without really thinking about or understanding where their food comes from. If you’ve read my blog, you probably know that ...
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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 ...