11 Ways for Kids to Practice Mindfulness


Mindfulness continues to blow up the mental health world with new research showing its effectiveness in managing anxiety, overwhelming emotions, and depression, among other things. Teaching kids mindfulness is a great way to not only connect with them but also help them find ways to find calm in the midst of busy lives. We can't always hold our kids' hands during tough times, such as when they are bullied at school, they get embarrassed in class, or they feel guilt about a choice they made. What we can do to help them through these moments is to teach them ways to manage those negative and often overwhelming emotions. My favorite website, Hey Sigmund, continues to be a source of great information, particularly when it comes to mindfulness. Check out their list (above) to find creative ways to help our kids learn about emotion regulation.