Mindfulness can be a helpful and sanity-saving practice for parents. Helping us to be more ‘in the moment’ when parenting and to consider our responses and reactions when we feel angry, frustrated or overwhelmed by our little people. But did you know that mindfulness can also be great for our children, encouraging them to pay attention to their surroundings, stay calm and actually enjoy quiet time? And although it may not be a miracle solution to temper tantrums, mindfulness can certainly help children to be more aware of and understand their emotions. Of course you have to be a bit clever about it... expecting your child to sit down and meditate for ten minutes a day just isn’t going to happen, but with a little creative thought and planning you can make mindfulness fun for the whole family! Here’s how.
- Listen Up Little One
- Thanks At Dinner Time
- The Superhero Sensation Challenge!
- Two Tasty Treats
- A mini-wheat and slice of banana
- A slice of apple and a cube of chocolate
- A cube of cheese and a slice of pepperoni