stressed children returning to school after lockdown – parent tips

Some fantastic resources for you to use if you have children who are anxious about returning to school.

Mindful skills for kids with anger and panic attacks

  We interviewed one of our wonderful trainers, Tara Russo, about bringing her educator experience in teaching into the world of teaching children meditation.  Tara is one of our trainers on the  Connected Kids programme. She talks about how it helped her daughter who had panic attacks with anxiety, and children in school with anger […]

COVID-19 anxiety and teaching kids meditation

Lorraine E Murray, founder of Connected Kids, explains what will change for anyone interested in learning to teach kids or teens meditation on the Connected Kids Programme.   Please note that details about face to face training will be published by late July 2020.  *These protocols relate to training offered directly by Lorraine E Murray. […]

Meditations and mindful tips for you and the family – COVID-19

Welcome and hope you find this blog useful in this strange and challenging time. I don’t know about you, but life feels like we’ve been put on a roller coaster (without our permission) and we are on for a ride of ups and downs. I’ve been practising meditation for over 30 years and even I […]

Should meditation be compulsory for the school curriculum?

Today I was browsing social media and read the headline ‘should meditation be compulsory in our schools?’ Now as someone who has taught and campaigned for children and young people to learn meditation and mindfulness for the past 17 years, you think my automatic answer would be a resounding ‘YES’! But actually it isn’t…and I’ll […]

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 […]

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 […]

back to school – with mindfulness

Helping kids return to school with less anxiety (and more mindfulness) In Scotland our schools have already returned after the summer break, but in the rest of the UK (and perhaps worldwide) children and teens will be gearing up for their return. Some will feel excited about the prospect of a new school or new […]

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 […]

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