Activities: 10 Articles

Exercises and activities that promote mindfulness among kids and teens

Mindfulness Activities for Anxious Children

Childhood and adolescence are marked by rapid change, growth and challenge—and they are often periods of high risk for developing anxiety. This is especially true today, when children of all ages are immersed in technology and constantly bombarded with stimuli of all kinds. When fears and anxious feelings become difficult to manage, one effective tool that may help your child is mindfulness.

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Mindfulness Activities for Anxious Children 2018-05-20T12:52:25+00:00
Boy blows bubbles

Breathing Exercises for Kids

Our breathing is directly related to our emotions. When we are nervous, our breathing is fast and noisy. When we are calm, it becomes slow and harmonious. In tense moments, if we know how to control breathing, we can react with serenity. How often do we want to calm ourselves but do not know how to do it? How often do we want to concentrate but have a thousand ideas racing around our head? How often do we want to sleep but the stress of tomorrow consumes our thoughts?

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Breathing Exercises for Kids 2018-04-19T13:48:17+00:00
Mother and son sitting closely on a hammock

Teaching Kids to Meditate

Just like adults, children and teenagers may benefit from meditation as part of an overall mindfulness practice—but getting them to be open and receptive to practicing meditation may take some effort on the part of parents. Keep reading for tips on how to introduce and teach meditation to children and teens.

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Teaching Kids to Meditate 2018-04-19T11:05:13+00:00