They have been tested + tested by hundreds of children for the past seven years and they work. You only need an hour a week to watch the training videos. Check out one a week and spend at least 1-3 conscious moments with your child every day practicing and strengthening a mindfulness tool. I am a mindfulness expert because I understand how stress affects young children. I know the life skills that every child needs to be happy and successful.
A recent survey found that fourth and fifth grade students following a four-month meditation program showed improvements in cognitive control, working memory, and math test scores. Other studies have shown that mindfulness can be especially helpful for children with a hyperactivity disorder with attention deficit and can also reduce the aggression, anxiety and stress of children. And across the country, many educational institutions, from primary schools to graduate programs, offer full-service classroom training. Practicing is key to introducing these habits to children.
The last 10 minutes of our walk are indicative of quiet time. During the quiet time we will just hear the sound of crickets singing, croaking frogs, etc. Take a thoughtful walk with your family 3 or more times a week. You will be amazed at all the interesting and new things you will discover along the way. It offers multiple inputs that come to us from multiple directions, and if we feel overwhelmed, our brains will work by default.
Modeling the behavior you are trying to instill in your child is the easiest way to raise more conscious children. Looking inside is where we believe that a conscious family begins, with each of us learning to pause, listen deeply and trust our own wisdom. Find spaces in our time to slow down, breathe, and control trains that change our minds to a broader perspective amid emotional responses and see more clearly what we and others need at all times.
Every time a question arises, I will be there for you in the private group. Occasionally I will share new videos, articles or live videos from full-fledged Facebook + yoga tips and tools to practice with your kids. And it is important to remember that mindfulness must be a continuous practice. Take time every day to practice mindfulness skills with your child. When you make it a priority in your life, your child will see that it is important to be in accordance with the present.
There are also more empathy and compassion in adults practicing mindfulness meditation, both qualities required for parenting. There is only one thing left, except having a child known to change in the brain in adulthood is meditation. Tina Williamson is the writer and founder here at Mindfulmazing. Tina is committed to helping busy moms and dads align with what matters most and ultimately create a happy life! Tina shares strategies and tips for raising responsible, conscious and resistant children.
In 2019 Tina created the popular e-book with mindfulness activities, ‘Mighty Mindful Kids’.“This book has helped so many families that it has created several other printable resources for parents, teachers and therapists. Keep following us on Tina’s “Amazing Me” growth mentality published daily in the spring of 2021. People of all ages benefit from mindfulness practices, including children. To learn how to raise conscious children, you can start by including the following tips in your daily routine. Offer opportunities to practice kindness and compassion.
I want them not only to be happy, I want them to be calm, know how to deal with stress and difficult emotions and be an affectionate person. I have taught hundreds of NJ teachers how to record this in classrooms. And every afternoon I teach mom’s mindfulness and meditation. And learn more at night I practice and strengthen with my 2-year-old son. This cheat sheet is my secret to impart mindfulness at any playful time. These tools will inspire you to start a few conscious moments with your child every day and will benefit your children in the coming years.