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 […]

Helping kids manage their behaviour with mindful meditation

  I know this is an issue that many adults struggle with – both in the classroom and at home. So my next online talk will be about this – giving you tips and mindful ideas that help you and your kids to self-regulate their behaviour… more peacefully. If you wish to join the online […]

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. […]

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 […]

15 seconds to change schools with meditation and mindfulness

  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 […]

5 Ways Mindfulness Creates Resilience in Children

  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 […]

Helping kids manage behaviour with meditation and yoga

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 […]

Child Genius – academically bright but emotionally inept?

Emotional vs Academic Intelligence The other week we caught the end of the TV show ‘Child Genius’ – where children with (usually) a high score on Mensa take part in a quiz to become the Child Genius for that year. These kids demonstrate an amazing array of skills – from their ability to remember facts […]

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