May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In the midst of the pandemic, many parents and educators are left wondering how to take care of our own mental health, let alone our children’s. Knowing a bit about how the brain works can help.
Our littles experience big emotions and learning to name and manage those feelings is challenging. One way to help kids recenter and find peace is to help them create their very own Peace Corner.
When we notice our breath, we can begin to slow our heart rate and anchor ourselves in the present moment. Using a Rainbow Breathing Wand is a wonderfully visual way to help us notice and regulate our breathing. Here are instructions for making your own Rainbow Breathing Wand plus a guided practice with Mindful Littles Founder Tanuka Gordon.
When my 8-year-old came to me with a worried look and asked if she was going to get the coronavirus, I answered her truthfully: “I don’t know, but if you or anyone else in our family does, we know how to take care of you.”
In this month’s round-up, we highlight the power of Peace and the ideals embodied by the International Day of Peace (September 21).
This meditation practice is a great way to make the loving-kindness meditation concrete for elementary school children.
For the entire month of December, I feel my anxiety steadily increasing. I put a lot of pressure on myself to make sure my kids feel genuine gratitude for all of the things they have (a house, a bed, food and water, clothes) and don’t spend all their time thinking about what gifts they should get. I don’t expect my young children to think beyond themselves without a little help so this year we made kits for the homeless and created keepsake boxes for their babysitters. Continue reading “Mindful Parenting Round-Up: Finding Calm in the Holiday Chaos”
Today is the International Day of Peace, which was first established by the United Nations in 1981 to promote peace across all countries. There are celebrations worldwide to commemorate this day...
A few weeks ago Mindful Littles had a wonderful opportunity to host a mindfulness station at a local elementary school's Wellness Fair. There were 4 other stations including yoga, karate and...