Mindfulness has become extremely popular recently and I believe that this is a practice that children need as much…if not MORE…than adults!
Just think about it….as adults we have developed self-regulation skills that we use when we have extreme feelings like anger, sadness, fear, or worry. For children, although some are more resilient than others, these skills are not necessarily hard wired. They have to be taught and cultivated until children are able to do them independently and be able to identify when they need to use them.
Dan Harris, ABC news anchor, defined mindfulness as the ability to see what’s going on in your head combined with the ability not to get carried away with it. Sounds like something we ALL can use!!
Mind Yeti is a great place to start practicing mindfulness in classrooms OR at home. Watch this video to see how!
Sounds like it’s worth a try? Let me know how it goes!