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12 Bite-sized Mindfulness Activities
- emotional intelligence
What If You Could Give Your Kid Life Skills To ...
… de-stress and calm down,
navigate difficult emotions,
focus on what matters,
and nurture empathy, kindness, and positivity?
The good news is that …
… with mindfulness practice, you can nurture all of those skills.
Get started with the activities below:
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 all ages. Also, the Calming Jar offers a practical way to...read more
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 ... gratitude...read more
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 myself. As a mindfulness teacher and a parent,...read more
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 train mindfulness...read more
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 a few minutes anywhere you can sit or...read more
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