Posts tagged mindful parenting
PICNIC Parenting: A Mindful Parenting Technique For Those Challenging Moments

When the kids don't want to brush their teeth before bed and we are tired and ready for me time, the easiest solution often seems to raise our voice and loose our cool. Or is it?

How about we first press our internal pause button and introduce some mindfulness into our interaction with the kids? It can really help us enjoy family time more by learning to respond to each other in a calmer more rational manner.

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The London Mindful Living Show: An Amazing Community To Help With Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Life

We want to share some of the amazing creators, products and companies we came across at the Mindful Living Show, as it can be so helpful to have products and organisations in your life that can help with sleep, relaxation, meditation, yoga, anxiety and stress. There were many great exhibitors and groups, but here are a few of our favourites.

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Help Us Bring More Om:Pop Mindfulness Pop-Ups To London Families!

At HERE, our goal is to create happy, healthy households worldwide through mindful practice. From stress to mental health issues, families are in critical need of wellbeing support and resources are lacking. One way in which we aim to introduce mindfulness to families is through our Om:Pop… We would love to have your support to bring more Om:Pops to London!

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Axel Recommends: Ommie and the Magical Garden

“Hello, is this your magical garden?” The story and the pictures are just adorable as you follow Ommie on her adventure encountering animals in the magical garden, and made it a lot of fun for Axel to do the poses along with the pages. He really loves cats, so got a big tickle out of seeing Cat Pose.

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Weekly Mindfulness Toolbox 1: Bravery and Courage

Here For You For Them Weekly Mindfulness Toolbox: The focus for this week is “Bravery and Courage.” Find a family activity for every day focused on this theme.

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3 Benefits of Mindfulness, Part I

Benefits of mindfulness include positive body image, learning how to have fun and learning how to be present.

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HERE Presents Your Mindful Family Toolbox

Researchers, governments and individuals are increasingly reporting the benefits of engaging in mindful activities, such as yoga, with your child and family. These benefits can include: 1. Learning to be present and still together- the importance of taking a moment to relax. 2. Promoting exercise, positive body image and self-concept.

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Bedtime Yoga Pose Stories For Calm

When you feel the need for something to calm your child’s (or your own!) body and mind, then trying these few poses, or even just one, can help you to relax and unwind. They are also a great way to calm your children in certain times of the day, such as bedtime, when a gentle way to lower their levels of physical and emotional arousal is greatly beneficial. 

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BBC Panorama ‘Kids in Crisis’- A Must Watch For Us All

The mental health of children is becoming an increasingly worrying topic which although being spoken about, I am evermore concerned with what is actually being done to support these children, or prevent them from developing these issues in the first place.  

In this revealing and emotional BBC Panorama, ‘Kids In Crisis’ takes us through the process that many children and families are having to go through.

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Mindfulness Activity: "Teddy Bear Belly Breathing" Helps Children Focus and Relax

We love this activity that Greg Graber, Head of Middle School at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis provided to us about "Teddy Bear Belly Breathing." 

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How "I" Statements Help With Positive Communication

The aim of the tool is simple, it is about the way you use certain language which instantly takes blame away from your child and allows you model calm emotional responses through talking about how you feel.

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A Letter To Axel: Why We're Here

I wrote this letter to my son on 8 February, 2017, before our journey from Seattle to London. I wanted to write down how I was feeling, as well as have something to look back on and remember. Our time here has been and is absolutely amazing and I'm so happy we did it! Who knows what the future holds, but in the meantime, I thought this would be a good time to post this.

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The Benefits of Adding a Positive Journal To Your Daily Routine

It doesn’t matter if you didn’t complete your tasks for the day, it’s more about reminding yourself what was good about your day, no matter how small a detail, and also what else you could have done to make that day better. The one thing that’s also great about this diary is that you fill in the date yourself, so even if you don’t pick it up for 2 months (or two years!) you can continue exactly where you left off.

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Mindful Parenting and Boundaries

This may seem like a crazy idea, giving a sense of power to your infant child, however there is method in the madness! This is a method by which your child will feel a sense of control and power in a situation which requires a choice, or discipline, but it remains in your control. This is because you are just giving the illusion of choice, when really both choices are ones you will have already picked and are happy with.

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Mindful Parenting and Positive Modeling

As a parent, if you want your child to develop a healthy sense of emotional resilience to all the various, mounting pressures there are on children each day, model mindful behaviour yourself. Your child will observe the way you deal with stress, anger, happiness, etc., all of which you have the ability to positively model.

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Mindfulness In Schools: What's the Big Deal?

This school’s ‘mindful moment room ’ has served to replace detentions, and by teaching the students that when they feel they can’t concentrate, or they are getting themselves riled up and into trouble, they can go and calm themselves down in a safe quiet space.  Someone is always there to support them and help them with techniques if necessary.

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Mindful Parenting and Positive Self-Concept

Positive thoughts and interactions with others are so easy to come by.  Make them your reality. As the more positive thoughts you have about yourself, the more you will build a positive self-concept, and reverse any prior negative self-concept and identity you may have believed about yourself.

'Positivity breeds positivity'

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