Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.
My First Book of Mindfulness Enhance your child s social emotional health through mindfulness art and home experiments
Author: Sunita Rai (PsyD)
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
All parents want their child to be happy and make a positive impact on the world. Children learn to be agile and resilient, developing their academic and life skills as well as emotional well-being as they grow. A child depends a lot on their parents and teachers for guidance so they can understand and manage their emotions, as well as set and achieve positive goals. Though not often expressed, all this learning is actually an important aspect of what is Mindfulness. This book is organised into 30 topics or themes which can be used for weekly discussion between parent and child. The author also provides ideas on how parents can use the activities to engage the child to deepen their social emotional health using mindfulness. Children can explore the activities, reflections, experiments and mindful colouring and have fun, while learning.
A practical and playful guide for cultivating mindfulness in kids, with 50 simple games to develop attention and focus, and identify and regulate emotions Playing games is a great way for kids to improve their focus and become more mindful. In this book, The Mindful Child author Susan Kaiser Greenland shares how parents, caregivers, and teachers can bring mindfulness into the classroom or home. She provides 50 entertaining games that develop what she calls the new "A, B, C's"—Attention, Balance, and Compassion—for your child's learning, happiness, and success, offering context and guidance throughout. She introduces: · Anchor games that develop concentration · Visualization games that encourage kindness and focus · Analytical games that cultivate clear thinking · Awareness games for sensory awareness, self-regulating emotions, and gaining insight into ourselves, others, and relationships Even though the games are designed for kids, they can be just as fun and transformative for adults. Greenland encourages parents and caregivers to develop their own Attention, Balance, and Compassion and to explore the universal concepts that she presents. Our own mindfulness has a powerful effect on everyone in our lives—especially our children.
The techniques of mindful awareness have helped millions of adults reduce stress in their lives. Now, children—who are under more pressure than ever before—can learn to protect themselves with these well-established methods adapted for their ages. Based on a program affiliated with UCLA, The Mindful Child is a groundbreaking book, the first to show parents how to teach these transformative practices to their children. Mindful awareness works by enabling you to pay closer attention to what is happening within you—your thoughts, feelings, and emotions—so you can better understand what is happening to you. The Mindful Child extends the vast benefits of mindfulness training to children from four to eighteen years old with age-appropriate exercises, songs, games, and fables that Susan Kaiser Greenland has developed over more than a decade of teaching mindful awareness to kids. These fun and friendly techniques build kids’ inner and outer awareness and attention, which positively affects their academic performance as well as their social and emotional skills, such as making friends, being compassionate and kind to others, and playing sports, while also providing tools to manage stress and to overcome specific challenges like insomnia, overeating, ADHD, hyper-perfectionism, anxiety, and chronic pain. When children take a few moments before responding to stressful situations, they allow their own healthy inner compasses to click in and guide them to become more thoughtful, resilient, and empathetic. The step-by-step process of mental training presented in The Mindful Child provides tools from which all children—and all families—will benefit.
The Everything Parent s Guide to Raising Mindful Children
Mindful kids are less stressed, more focused, and much happier! Mindfulness means paying attention on purpose. This sounds simple, but it's not always easy, even for children. Kids face stress every day as they try to fit in with their peers, worry about grades, and struggle to sit still in a classroom. With The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Mindful Children, you'll learn how practicing mindfulness can help your child refocus attention to reduce anxiety, control emotions and behavior, and even improve grades. Being mindful will help your child: Become more self-aware. Control emotions. Empathize with others. Achieve academic and social success. The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Mindful Children uses techniques such as meditation and sensory awareness to help your child gain more self-control and be less stressed. You'll also learn how to use mindfulness in your own life! With repetition, these exercises will help your children to manage their own emotions and reach their full potential, now and for years to come.
What do you do, when a medical diagnosis rips your entire world apart -- especially when you're only 17? This is what Lib Obeid faced, when at the top of his high school tennis game (one of the best in the state of Pennsylvania), with preparations for college and medical school practically complete, when the pain in his shoulder, the increasing pressure and pain in his chest, as well as the onset of debilitating fatigue, found him receiving a diagnosis of Stage IV Mediastinal Non-seminomatous germ cell cancer. Originally misdiagnosed as allergies, as the disease progressed, the symptoms and the associated pain all increased. What happened next shocked even the attending physicians. Today, Lib Obeid speaks to audiences of all sizes and age spreads, about his experiences and those of his family and friends. He stresses the importance of being mindful of the overpowering pressure that an individual's chllenges place on those nearest and dearest around them. As he often tells his audiences, "When you are diagnosed with 'something' -- 'anything' -- those closest to you are also diagnosed.
Help your child to build a lifetime relationship with God. Establish a prayer routine and cultivate gratitude using this journal with cute insects and bugs. It contains more than 100 pages to guide your kid to build a better relationship with Christ. Each day includes journaling prompts, space to doodle, and an easy-to-understand Bible verse. Every 7 consecutive days there is a more in-depth prompts page or challenge. It also includes selected Scripture Texts. The format is ideal for small hands: 6 x 9 inches. Perfect as gift for your kid to grow closer to God.