Why is creativity important to teaching meditation? Since 2003, we’ve been teaching adults how to help kids and teens practise meditation. What’s interesting is the way that we adults (initially) approach the idea of teaching kids meditation. Some of us look for a ‘mindfulness wand’ that we can use (metaphorically speaking) to calm our children. […]
How mindfulness helps you ‘see’ your kids and teens I was inspired to write this after reading a blog from NY psychotherapist, Katherine Schafler, about the 4 unconscious questions a person asks themselves. The one that connected with me the most was about ‘being seen’. As a child I grew up in a culture where […]
One of my friends is an experienced mindfulness teacher. She sent me her weekly newsletter and within that there is mention of Dr Rick Hanson – the psychologist – with a link to one of his excellent presentations. It was so good I thought I would include it in my regular blog (see below). But […]
At the moment the world is quite a turbulent place. If we think our children are too innocent or immune to the stories coming out in the media each day – think again. Every time we listen to the news on the radio, watch it on TV or surf social media and the internet […]
Interview with Author, Parenting Expert and Neuroscientist – Dr Dan Siegel Dr Dan Siegel kindly gave Connected Kids an online interview in where we discussed some aspects of his book ‘the Whole-Brain Child’. Dr Siegel is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He […]
Yoga and Mindful Activities for Anger in Kids We are delighted to share some words of wisdom written by one of our Connected Kids Tutors, Yvonne Payne. Yvonne has been working with children using mindful activities and yoga to help them focus and manage strong emotions such as anger. Yvonne had been telling us about 2 different […]
Book Review – ‘the Whole-Brain Child – Dr Dan Siegel’ Enjoy my review of this fabulous book about child development; how to help them process difficult feelings and thoughts. Learn why I think it offers some practical tips on how to cope with difficult behaviours.