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 […]

Children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and sleep issues

(Guest blog written by one of our Connected Kids Level 1 Students from Denmark…) Many children with ADHD have difficulty falling asleep at night, and parents of children with ADHD often see that their children rarely seem to be rested when it is time to go to school. When children go to school or kindergarten […]

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 […]

Breathing in Breathing out Meditation for Kids

  Some of you may remember that several years ago I attended an Educator’s retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh. During the retreat we learned some mindfulness songs for kids –  this was one of my favourites. Acknowledging the breath can be a difficult concept for kids to grasp.  This breathing meditation video for kids gives […]

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 […]

Getting kids to eat – mindfully with chocolate

The festive season is upon us and we know how much chocolate and cookies we’ll be eating (and especially our kids!). So to help us through this ‘sweet season’ here’s a guide to eating chocolate (or cookies) mindfully that both you and your children can enjoy. Happy holidays! Training Courses in Teaching Meditation >>> Online […]

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 […]

6 steps to creating a meditation script for kids or teens

Excerpt from Calm Kids This is an excerpt from my book Calm Kids where I teach you the 6 important steps to creating your very own meditations. It is a key part of the level 1 course that I teach online/in class. It can be used to help develop guided meditations or mindful practices.   […]

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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