Mindful Kids: 3 Ways to Encourage Kids to Connect With Mindfulness by Jennison Grigsby

Parenting
9 months ago
Mindful Kids: 3 Ways to Encourage Kids to Connect With Mindfulness

Teaching children how to live more mindfully doesn't require fancy tricks or expensive classes. Here are three ways mindfulness can be practiced today, at home, with children of all ages:

  • Connect With the Breath: Place your hands on your belly, close your eyes and feel your breath move in and out as your belly expands and contracts.
  • Connect With Your Senses: List five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell and one thing you can taste.
  • Connect With Gratitude: Name three things or people for which you are thankful and explain why, be as specific as possible.

These three simple mindfulness practices are appropriate for all ages and can be shared at home around the dinner table, before bedtime, in the car on the way home from school or outside at the park. 

Mindfulness may help to:

  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • become more present in the moment
  • feel more calm
  • be more focused

Enjoy the incredible benefits of mindfulness together as a family!

How do you encourage mindfulness? Tell us below.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is awesome, Jennison Grigsby ! You are so right. I love that after meeting you IRL, your tips resonate even more strongly with me. You are so insightful. Gracias por compartir con nosotros! xoxo
Michael Kennedy
Great stuff Jennison. There is so much out there so I love to read concise articles.

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