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Mindful Tips for Trauma Informed Parenting

Lorraine E Murray, founder of Connected Kids hosts an Interview with Suzanne Scott, founder of the charity Trauma Informed Parenting Scotlandtrauma informed parenting scotland

  • What is trauma informed parenting?
  • What difference does it make to a young person if their parent is trauma informed
  • What difference does it make to the parent if they can be trauma informed
  • What are your top 3 tips for people to practice to be a trauma informed parent
  • Can you give us a practical (real life) example of a situation using TIP skills?
  • Advice on how long a traumatic birth can impact a child and where to source advice to help their kids if they have been through a traumatic birth.

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Return to school tips and ideas for kids anxiety

Schools in Scotland have already returned but throughout the UK and in other parts of the world this is still to happen.  So we are sharing any useful resources we find (or create!) to help you and your kids cope with the return to school.anxiety - covid-19 - kids - return to school

Please contact us if you have a specific question about your kids wellbeing or you can browse our list of Connected Kids Tutors who are qualified to teach children and teens meditation and mindfulness (in person or online).

Anxiety thermometer to help your kids communicate how anxious they feel – great visual that helps them understand, relate to you and (with meditation practise) see it come down.  anxiety-thermometer

Relaxation ideas for kids at home – very simple and easy to introduce throughout the day

Wellbeing Kit for Schools Covid-19 – useful ideas to help schools cope with return to school

Simple breath or relaxation script – from YoungScot to help teens/kids de-stress

Join our mailing list for a free Educators fact sheet in our ‘changing education‘ campaign to help introduce meditation mindfulness into the classroom. educators support for meditation in classroom

Curious about teachin g meditation?

Free meditations to download for kids or teens (including SEN)  free meditations for kids or teens autism and adhd

Mindful Parenting – learn how to bring resillience, strength an calm into your parenting world.

learn how to teach kids mindfulness professionally - learn more buttonProfessional Training – to become a certified Kids Meditation Teacher

Teach Children Meditation Books – learn more read more to teach kids meditationabout the

How to help kids or teens do Yoga Nidra

An easy way to teach kids yoga nidra (and improve sleep)

Yoga Nidra is my new favourite practice.

It’s so easy yet so relaxing and it helps me stay in touch with my body which (if I neglect it) becomes sore/achey due to the time I spend at the computer or slouched on the sofa watching Netflix!

It’s such a simple practice of going through different parts of the body and as it’s a practice that is all about lying down (compared to most meditation practices which are about sitting up), it is a wonderful aid to a restful night’s sleep!

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beach / seaside meditation for lockdown

lockdown stress - beach meditation - picture of the seaLockdown – guided meditation to relieve anxiety and stress

Lorraine Murray, founder of the Connected Kids programme, has recorded a guided meditation to take you to the beach to let go of stress and anxiety.  Helping you feel stronger so you can support your kids at this challenging time.

 

 

Learn to teach your kids  /teens meditation

learn how to teach kids mindfulness - learn more buttonFoundation training – to create meditations your children will love

Become a Mindful Parent-mindful parenting - learn more button bringing meditation into the family

 

Teach Children Meditation Books – learn more read more to teach kids meditationabout the benefits of meditation for kids including those with SEN/Autism/Anxiety/ADHD

 

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School holidays – 2 ‘mindful’ books for kids/teens

I’ve just finished reading…

…A book called ‘Eva and the Universe‘ by D. M Green.eva and the universe

It’s the 2nd (the previous one is ‘Jim and the Universe‘) and they are a perfect read to help introduce mindful awareness in a fictional way for kids who have big changes/struggles.

Eva is about a girl (I’m guessing 10) who always gets into trouble at school and then has a big life change where her father dies.

Jim is about a 12 year old boy starting high school and how he meets someone who helps him (mindfully) cope with the pressures.

Both books really touch on the importance of gratitude, energy and how children can bring self awareness to their lives more mindfully to achieve their potential and have more self compassion and self esteem.

I simply loved them and know (having read them to kids we have in our care) how they really like them too.

I hope you enjoy them!

(P.S. I’ve just posted ‘5 mindful tips for the summer holidays’ on our FB page and group)

Getting started…

 

learn how to teach kids meditation - learn more buttonTake the Foundation course – to teach your kids and teens mindful meditation

learn how to teach kids mindfulness professionally - learn more buttonProfessional Training – to become a certified Kids Meditation Teacher

 

Teach Children Meditation Books – learn more read more to teach kids meditationabout the benefits of meditation for kids including those with SEN/Autism/Anxiety/ADHD

Free Meditation downloads for children/teens/autism – created by the international trainer, expert and founder of Connected Kids programme. learn how to teach kids meditation - learn more button