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

I’ve just finished reading… …A book called ‘Eva and the Universe‘ by D. M Green. 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) […]

Star Meditation for kids of all ages – free

I was meditating one day and I was inspired by this star meditation idea to help kids relax, reduce anxiety and feel a stronger, peaceful connection with the world. It may be ideal for bed time or to help kids simply relax.  It may help with bullying too.

Online Talks Jan & Feb 2019

    Helping children sleep with meditation We’ve just announced our next online talk taking place on Monday 11th February at 8pm (live and recorded).  Lorraine Murray, founder and author of Connected Kids, will give tips and ideas to use meditation to help kids sleep (and get up for school!) There are limited places. Mindfulness […]

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, […]

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 […]

Mindful Parenting Tips

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 […]

Helping kids be mindful during the holidays

  Mindfulness and the holidays The summer holidays can be a long time to spend with your kids. You love them but your whole routine can change and even though holidays are meant to be enjoyable, they can be a little bit stressful too! So here are some tips and ideas to help you keep […]

How to top up your ‘compassion’ tank

  Is your compassion tank feeling a bit depleted? If you really want to teach kids (yours or others) how to practise meditation but your self-compassion tank is a bit empty, then it’s time to refuel! Enjoy our blog on 4 simple self-compassion tips on how to do this!   Training Courses in Teaching Meditation […]

Dr Dan Siegel – ‘the whole-brain child’

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 […]

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 […]

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