(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 […]
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5 formas en que la atención plena crea resiliencia en los niños
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 […]
Cómo recargar tu tanque de 'compasión'
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 […]
Ayudar a los niños a controlar su comportamiento con meditación y 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: ¿académicamente brillante pero emocionalmente inepto?
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 […]
Meditación para ayudarlo a ver lo mejor en sus hijos y adolescentes
Negativity Bias and Mindfulness It means that our brain and body constantly scan the environment for threats. If we detect a threat, we manage it as it activates our stress response (fight/flight/freeze) – which is designed to keep us alive. What it means is that we are hardwired (neurologically speaking) to seek out the negative in […]
¿La tecnología está desconectando a nuestros niños?
In society we want things easy. Maybe it’s a combination of technology, lifestyle and the way our brains are developing. Reading the book ‘Mind Change‘ has been fascinating as I learn I am a ‘digital immigrant’. That means I have been introduced to blogs, emails and the tech stuff later in my lifetime. According […]
Meditaciones de mandala para niños
I love mandalas. They are one of the most effective ways to teach children mindfulness skills while they meditate. The idea behind mandalas in Buddhist practices is to create the mandala out of coloured sand while paying attention to thoughts, body, breath and emotions. Then when complete, the mandalas are released to symbolise impermanence and non-attachment. However […]
Cambiando la educación con meditación y atención plena
I’m looking to change the education system in order that kids benefit from meditation – every day. The very fact you are reading this blog suggests that you are interested in… a/teaching your children meditation b/teaching other people’s children meditation … and you want this world to be a better place for children in the future when we […]
Enseñar meditación a adolescentes o niños es un viaje de confianza
So last week I was on holiday. This was no ordinary holiday – this was a skiing holiday. First of all wasn’t sure why I was there. I had never had a desire to ski and skiing holidays are quite expensive. But life is short and I thought ‘why not’? Little did I know how […]