How encouraging mindfulness can help kids during lockdown - as well as parents
This pandemic has asked a lot of kids, as well as their parents: they've gone from real school to homeschool and socialising daily to mostly seeing their loved ones digitally.
Mindfulness for kids is more critical than ever: it can help stave off tantrums and improve sleep in toddlers, ease anxiety, improve concentration and provide an antidote to total digital immersion. Mindfulness is about being in the present, but it also teaches children to access their emotions – the good, the bad, the ugly – to be more appreciative and grateful and to calm themselves or switch their perspective from a negative to a positive one.
A holistic approach to mindfulness can include everything from meditative breathing exercises to keeping a journal. Here's what parents need to know about meditation and mindfulness...