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Mindfulness Activities For Children – Sound Signal

The Sound Signal activity helps children to sharpen their focus and calm down. It’s fun to do as well.  Mindful listening can be very helpful at school and when friends and family need our full attention. This mindfulness activity involves listening to ...
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Mindfulness For Children – Weather Station For Emotion Regulation

This might seem too simple, but it is actually an important first step in teaching your child mindfulness. Of course your child recognizes their emotions when they are at extremes. But, how are they are recognizing the feelings that lead ...
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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 ...