Introducing young children to the concept of peace helps them return to those feelings of calm and contentedness when they experience emotional overwhelm. Linking the feeling of peace with a particular person, like a parent, teacher or friend helps reinforce for kids that they’re not alone when they need help regulating.
As the Coronavirus continues to spread, many of us are facing the stark new realities that come with sheltering in place. It’s a difficult time. It’s also the perfect time to help those in our communities who are most at risk: the elderly and vulnerable and essential healthcare workers on the front lines of caring for us all. Here’s how you can help now.
With a quarantine in progress across many parts of the world, now is a perfect opportunity to encourage kids to be of service at home (they might disagree, but stay with me here).
When a Mindful Littles family member contacted us looking for ways lift the spirits of recovering stroke patients at the Anaheim Healthcare Center in Anaheim, California, we knew our community would want to help.
Ever help carry someone’s groceries, drop cookies off at your neighbor’s or slip a few quarters into an about-to-expire parking meter? Or maybe you smiled at a stranger walking by, helped an elderly woman step down from the bus or made a funny face to distract a fussy child.
I am often urging my children to be more kind. But what does that really mean?
This last week my 6-year old asked me a simple question, “Mommy, what is Labor Day?” I realized I hadn’t really spent any energy thinking about the meaning of this national holiday.
Kindness was the theme for today's Sunday School class. One of the most powerful mechanisms to feel and express kindness is through loving-kindness meditation- also known as metta...
Last year a friend told me about a unique journal called "One Line a Day," which spans a 5-year period. Each page in the journal is for a particular month and day (e.g., January 1) and...
Like last year we are making #GivingTuesday a family affair by not only donating clothes, toys, books, and household items, but by also donating to four charities in honor of each family...