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Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) by Eline Snel

Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular but what is it? The science and evidence behind its application with children and teens is growing. Mindfulness is being aware, moment to moment of your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations and the environment around us. We notice these things without judgement. Recognize these sensations and then letting them go. …

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Spotlight on Children’s Books: Happiness Doesn’t Come from Headstands by Tamara Levitt

I have been increasingly interested in mindfulness and its application not just for caregiver wellbeing, but with children as another “tool” to give them to navigate the challenges of life. It is a practice that can help promote emotional self-regulation and attention. While there is limited research thus far among children, I think it shows …

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Kindness Challenge: Week 4 – Be Kind

I have not been following the “week” part of the kindness challenge but I know those who read this post will be forgiving!  🙂 If you have not heard about the Kindness Challenge hosted by Niki from The Richness of a Simple Life, you should absolutely go visit her blog and accept the challenge. You …

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Kindness Challenge Week 3: Radiate Kindness

This week’s challenge was to radiate kindness…in other words to practice kindness in a mindful way. In Week 3 of the Kindness Challenge, Niki (from Richness of a Simple Life) provides some wonderful ideas on how to slowly incorporate acts of kindness. A simple strategy is to pick 1 behavior and just trying it out.  Trying to …

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