We Could All Use a Little More “Mindfulness”

Another great article from the Huffington Post, “How Mindful Children React Differently to Challenges”, by Renee Jain, describing through examples and illustrations the benefits of mindfulness training, and how it can effect your children’s decision making process and emotions when handling challenging situations.

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…mindfulness is a skill which any child or adult can sharpen with practice. It’s a skill which the research shows can improve impulse control, calmness, kindness, patience, compassion, empathy, executive function and attention spans in children. It’s a skill we can give the next generation of kids to not only connect more deeply with others around them, but to really nurture a sense of self-respect and self-compassion.

Link to article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/renee-jain/how-mindful-children-react-differently-to-challenges_b_6347654.html?ir=Education&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000023

Let’s all try to be more “mindful” when dealing with challenges!

2 thoughts on “We Could All Use a Little More “Mindfulness”

  1. I really enjoyed reading the we could all use a little more mindfulness article. I try my best to model mindfulness to other people so my children can learn how to be thoughtful and kind to others. My husband and I always say “Thank you” to my son and daughter whenever we give them something. Now, my 19-month-old says “thank you” whenever we give her something and I love it! Children really need to see and hear kind words, see doors being held open for others. We all need kind and thoughtful words & gestures.

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