New online talk – this month

The 3 things your child needs for mental health – online talk We’ve just announced our next online talk It’s about using meditation and mindfulness to support the 3 things your child needs for mental health development. There are limited places – the talk is live and available as a recording too.    Useful links… […]

helping kids and teens with mental health

Mental Health Day In the UK yesterday there was a mental health awareness day to help us understand and talk about mental health.  As someone who teaches meditation and mindfulness, this is a key part of the work I do.  It’s why I set up Connected Kids as I have witnessed, many times, how teaching […]

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 […]

mindfulness to help you parent and educate your kids

Do you need to meditate to teach kids meditation? We often have people who attend our connected kids courses without trying (or have little experience of) mindfulness and meditation.  We don’t discriminate anyone in this situation who wants to learn how to teach kids meditation. But teaching kids meditation and learning for your own well being, […]

Can meditation help kids with depression?

  This week, I read a disturbing news report about the increasing use of medication for children (aged 12 or younger) who are being prescribed anti-depressants. “It found that the number of youngsters aged 12 or younger on anti-depressants has risen by 27% over the last three years.” BBC News July 2018  Then on social […]

Meditation and mindfulness for autism and ADHD

I initially had the idea back in 2003 that we should be teaching our kids meditation and mindfulness. Back then… there was very little in the way of resources that people could find to help them teach kids and teens mindful meditation practices. How the landscape has changed (thank goodness!) Today we see meditation and […]

How to be more creative teaching meditation

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. […]

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 […]

Meditation idea for toddlers

  A simple meditation idea to teach 5-year old kids (inspired by my Goddaughter – Libby!)   How to teach kids of all ages how to meditate If you would like to learn how to create your very own meditations for kids/teens try our Connected Kids level 1 course – online or in-class) (This is the gateway […]

Changing the world with mindfulness

The heart speaks mindfully I was really moved by this video. I think it speaks volumes about how we can raise awareness and how to help children be part of the conversation about the future. With all my heart I believe that if we teach children meditation, they find that mindful voice just as Meghan […]

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