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Mindfulness for Children

Research on Mindfulness for Children

In prior posts, I mention the overwhelming research on Mindfulness and the benefits thereof.  I truly believe one of the greatest gifts we can give our children and our future is the gift of learning to be aware and mindful.  Here are just a few quotes and references I have used.  Feel free to peruse some of these sources that have been quoted in earlier blogs.

Whether you decide to look further into the research or not; please remember your child will mirror what you do.  If you are generally a calm, grateful and content person your child will emulate you.  How do you want your child to be?  How do you want your children to feel?  I highly suggest you act this way!


From Natural Awakings

Happy Children

Enjoy the Reading and Research

Our children will benefit directly from our practice, even if we don’t teach them mindfulness. In her book, Raising Happiness, Dr. Christine Carter described a research study looking at the effects of mindful parenting. Not surprisingly, the parents who practiced mindfulness enjoyed parenting more. More interestingly, though, was the finding that their children were better behaved and less aggressive even though they hadn’t been taught mindfulness skills themselves.   Huffington Post

When children take a few moments before responding to stressful situations, they allow their own healthy inner compasses to click in and guide them to become more thoughtful, resilient, and empathetic.  The step-by-step process of mental training presented in The Mindful Child provides tools from which all children—and all families—will benefit.  Susan Kaiser-Greenland.

Self-regulated learning is a new concept embraced by researchers, policy makers, educators, teachers and students.Happy Children

Mindful Parenting Decreases Aggression, Noncompliance, and Self-Injury in Children with Autism

10 Mindful Moments (Goldie Hawn, 2011)  This is an excellent book with simple tips and techniques to teach awareness.

Everyday Blessings:  The Inner Works of Mindful Parenting (Myla Kabat-zinn (Author), Jon Kabat-Zinn  (Author), 1998) the authors are world renowned researchers who are also married.  Everyday Blessings remains one of the few books on parenting that embraces the emotional, intuitive, and deeply personal experience of being a parent, applying the groundbreaking “mind/body connection” expertise from these global thought-leaders.

Mindful Children are Better Adjusted Children

Mindfulness increases social awareness and test scores

Mindfulness increases social awareness and test scores