Monday, December 3, 2018

Why Mindfulness is Good for Children

We want our children to be relaxed, creative and alert. However, finding focus and space to think in this high-speed technological world can be tricky. Mindfulness teaches our kids to tune into their thoughts and feelings, which helps develop coping skills to handle anxiety and stress. 

The following are additional benefits of mindfulness.

  • Boosts children’s mood and self-esteem 
  • Encourages positive behavior such as empathy, emotional control and optimism 
  • Aides in academic learning and improved cognitive control in the classroom 
  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression 
  • Reduces peer aggression and promotes positive conflict resolution