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How Mantras Can Help Kids Feel Calm

Benefits of Mindfulness

Big emotions can get the best of all of us. A sudden wave of frustration, anxiety or fear can cause even a usually calm, rational adult to lose her cool. A child overwhelmed by emotion may react so strongly that he feels powerless to calm down. Parents and caregivers can help a child manage strong emotions by teaching him a simple mantra and explaining what is happening in his body when he feels overwhelmed.

Teaching Kids to Cultivate Happiness

Practicing Mindfulness

Nurturing happiness can be very similar to the cultivation of a garden. Yes, you need initial resources to build the garden, but it is the care of the garden that makes it successful. As a parent, you strive to provide the essential resources for your child’s well-being and happiness like love, support and stability, but your child also can make choices and do things that impact her happiness.

Sleep Disturbances in Children

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Children spend about 40% of their childhood asleep. Those restorative hours of slumber are as important to a child’s health as nutrition and exercise, allowing the body and brain to flush out toxins, consolidate memories, release growth hormone, lower stress hormones like cortisol, as well as repair and replenish cells. Poor sleep can lead to excess weight gain, diabetes, learning and memory problems, daytime tiredness, moodiness, clumsiness and accidents, and trouble paying attention. Unfortunately, studies suggest that over the last century, the amount of sleep that children get has been declining.

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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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