November’s Topic is Child’s Well Being / Mindfulness

We can all struggle with our feelings, and emotions daily. For a child still developing, this can be quite tricky for them to understand.

There are a whole range of resources available for you to support your Child’s Wellbeing. One of the more well-known is mindfulness.Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you’re doing. Being mindful is the opposite of rushing or multitasking. When you’re mindful, you’re taking your time.

Mindfulness has also been shown to increase a child or teen’s ability to regulate emotions as well as feel compassion and empathy. It also is widely considered an effective treatment for people of all ages that deal with aggression, ADHD, or other mental health problems like anxiety

The following websites have some great mindfulness techniques and exercises

https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-for-kids/

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/10-mindfulness-exercises-kids

https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-for-children-kids-activities/

There are some brilliant smartphone apps aimed for children, around emotional well-being, and mindfulness, such as –

  • Smiling Mind
  • Mindful Gnats
  • Breathe (by Sesame Street)
  • Think Ninja

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