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Mindfulness For Children – RAIN For Emotional Regulation

RAIN is a 4-step mindfulness exercise that gives ‘on-the-spot’ aid for working with intense emotions. With RAIN we learn to notice our emotions with kindness and accept them as what they are. When we understand how emotions work, and that we are ...
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Mindfulness and the Brain—How to Explain It to Children

Explaining how mindfulness and the brain works can seem a daunting task, yet it can be one of the best ways to show how mindfulness works for us and how it helps our brain to function properly. If you are in ...
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Mindfulness For Children – Body Scan

This simple mindfulness exercise helps kids calm down and relax. The body scan is a fun exercise for building more body awareness and emotional attunement. It’s terrific for adults as well. I use this exercise weekly. The body scan is a great tool to use ...
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Mindfulness Exercises For Kids – Squish And Let Go

This simple mindfulness exercise helps kids let go of tension and become more aware of their bodies. It’s a fun tool to use when they’re anxious, and it’s super simple to do. I introduced this exercise to my 2-year-old son ...
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Mindfulness For Kids – Bedtime Wishes For Loving Kindness

This heartwarming kindness practice helps kids calm down and nurtures compassion. It offers a beautiful way to connect with your child and only takes a few minutes to do. Did you know that studies show that compassion practice is great for ...
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How To Practice Mindfulness With Children – The Essential Guide

Why Is Practicing Mindfulness Important for Children? When you look at your child and take a glance into childhood, what is it that you see? Do you see unending curiosity, innocence, and whimsy or maybe you see the metaphorical blank ...
Why Mindfulness Is Good For Children – Benefits Any Parent Can Relate To

Why Mindfulness Is Good For Children – Benefits Any Parent Can Relate To

Mindfulness for adults has been studied for decades, and we know that mindfulness practice comes with many benefits. Research on mindfulness and children is not yet as extensive as with adults, but the amount of studies is growing rapidly and ...
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Mindful Parenting – You’re Already Doing It

Mindful parenting sounds like a cool concept, doesn’t it? Like something a new age self-aware parenting guru might say in their latest book, or a catch phrase you’d read on social media. If you aren’t really sure what mindful parenting ...
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Mindfulness: What it is and How to Explain it to Kids and Adults

Mindfulness has become a trendy word that is used to describe everything from yoga exercises to colouring activities. It can be hard to find a simple way to explain it, especially to children. This is how I explain modern secular mindfulness to both kids and ...
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Mindfulness exercises for children - difficult emotions

Using Mindfulness To Help Our Kids Deal With Difficult Emotions

Emotions can be tough to deal with. Fear, anger, grief, jealousy and insecurity are never pleasant or enjoyable. Even joy, love and happiness can pose a problem for some people because they feel too much too intensely. “You will not ...