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 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 […]

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. Please contact us if you have a specific question about […]

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 […]

beach / seaside meditation for lockdown

Lockdown – 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 […]

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

are a perfect read to help introduce mindful awareness in a fictional way for kids who have big changes/struggles

How does ‘grounding’ reduce kids’ anxiety?

2 Easy ways to help kids ground their energy What does it mean if we feel ‘ungrounded’? This is a question I ask my Connected Kids students when they are learning to teach kids meditation. It is one of the simplest ways to remedy our energy yet we often don’t notice what ‘being ungrounded’ is […]

helping kids and teens understand mindfulness

A quick tip to explain meditation to kids or teens Founder of Connected Kids, Lorraine Murray, shares a simple idea to help motivate your kids to try meditation. Learn meditation – for you and your kids If you would like to learn how to create your very own meditations for kids/teens try our Connected Kids level […]

Toolkit for teaching mindful activities – kids on the autistic spectrum

Creating a space to teach mindfulness to kids with autism  We were asked a question about the types of tools people could use if they wanted to teach their kids (who are on the autistic spectrum) how to feel calmer and less stressed using mindful activities.   Expert advice We write about this subject all the […]

Mindful Parenting Tips

I often see parents and other adults in a child’s life hooked into their phone…

The #MeToo campaign and mindfulness

  Like me you have probably become aware of the #MeToo campaign which highlights the level of sexual harassment that women experience throughout their lives. As we can see, it has been an underlying epidemic that females have tolerated for thousands of years in all areas of life. But I’m uncomfortable with the idea of […]

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