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Responding to Stress with Mindfulness

Kids experience all kinds of stress: good stress, like the excitement of trying out for the basketball team, and bad stress, like dealing with bullies. Thankfully, mindfulness techniques can help your child manage his stressors, good and bad alike. Read More

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Encouraging Your Child to Relax

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Different people prefer different forms of relaxation. One person might like to soak in a hot bath; someone else might prefer a brisk walk in the snow. Helping your child discover what relaxes her and encouraging her to practice that provides her with an important life skill.

To Have a Mindful Child, Be a Mindful Parent

Practicing Mindfulness

You’ve probably been there – your shopping cart is overflowing with groceries, the checkout line is a mile long, and your toddler is hanging on by the tiniest thread. As the line eventually trickles down and you allow yourself to think you might actually make it, an epic meltdown ensues. Your kid completely loses it. Meanwhile, you’re sweating bullets, your heart is racing and your own temper starts to flare. Mindful parents in this situation take deep breaths, recognizing that if they are calm, the child is more likely to follow suit.

Introducing Mindfulness to Your Child

At Magination Press Family, you’ll find an array of kid-friendly books that can help you introduce a mindfulness practice to your child or teenager. Explore the catalog for APA-approved titles that offer reliable, accessible methods for becoming more mindful, such as Visiting Feelings by Lauren Rubenstein, which focuses on purposefully exploring emotions to help your child fully experience the present moment.

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Grounding Mindfulness in Picture Books

Practicing Mindfulness

When your young child is upset, her feelings can be overwhelming. The inner turmoil she’s feeling can be scary and disorienting. Emotions are confusing. They are abstract—you can’t hold them or see them—but also they cause physical changes in the body. They can seem mysterious, manipulative and powerful. When your child is upset, taking steps to move away from emotion and connect with the concrete world around her can give her brain time to process those feelings.

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In our bookstore, you’ll find additional kid-friendly books and resources to help your child practice mindfulness.

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Looking for a Psychologist?

Getting the help of a trained, licensed professional may be the best thing for your child. The APA’s Psychologist Finder can help you locate a therapist in your area.

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