mindfulness for kids: 2 Articles

How Mantras Can Help Kids Feel Calm

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.

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How Mantras Can Help Kids Feel Calm 2018-07-16T11:05:48+00:00

Exercising the Mind and Body: Kids, Sports, and Mindfulness

Athletic activities are a wonderful way for kids to have fun, get in shape, and connect with friends.  Sport performance is not only physical in nature, but it has been suggested that performance is also a highly mental process.  Many coaches and parents spend a great deal of time and attention on the physical aspects of sports and on skill training.  Little, if any time or energy is placed on the mental aspect of athletic performance.

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Exercising the Mind and Body: Kids, Sports, and Mindfulness 2018-07-10T15:36:58+00:00