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New online talk – this month

The 3 things your child needs for mental health – online talkhands touching to make a heart - child mental health and meditation

We’ve just announced our next online talk

It’s about using meditation and mindfulness to support the 3 things your child needs for mental health development.

There are limited places – the talk is live and available as a recording too. find out more - child mental health and mindfulness talk

 

Useful links…

  • Connected Kids foundation  course – online or in-class) (This is the gateway to our professional level)
  • Books – Calm Kids (beginners) or Connected Kids (working with special needs/anxiety).
  • Free Meditation downloads for children/teens/autism – created by the international trainer, expert and founder of Connected Kids programme. learn how to teach kids meditation - learn more button

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 feeling tired, it means that their internal battery is not fully charged. They get into conflict more easily, find it harder to stay focused, and their emotions are unstable because of a poor night’s sleep.

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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 boy_angry_meditation_behaviour_class_mindfulnessfocus and manage strong emotions such as anger.

Yvonne had been telling us about 2 different sessions that were creative and inspirational so we asked her to share this direct experience with you.  We  hope you find it useful.

“I’ve been working with two boys – each on a 121 basis.  The journey so far has helped me change my approach to yoga and meditation – helping me to teach in an intuitive way.

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Good intentions about teaching meditation to your kids

I had good intentions…

I wanted to write an post about perception and how we what we see and perceive is what we experience.  It’s how our brain works and how it helps us interpret life.

If our brain is wired differently then it can be challenging to respond to life in the way we want to (until we become aware of this – aka having a meditation practice makes you aware of this!)

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Useful ideas to help kids with ADHD

 

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition veryangrychild close to my heart as I see kids who benefit from learning easy, simple mindful activities that help them out of their stressed state.

They enter that state very easily as they basically live there.  It’s not an easy existence and while I don’t think meditation is the/only answer, I do feel we need to give kids/young adults experiencing this, all the help they can.

Plus we need to be informed and make informed decisions.

A very kind person, Patricia Sarmiento, at public health corps, sent me some really useful information which I hope you can share.

Creating a comfortable, home environment for kids with ADHD >>>

Talking to your kids teachers about ADHD >>>

Helpful activities for ADHD >>>

Plus my own blog piece I did a few months ago …

Teaching kids with ADHD how to feel calm with meditation >>>

With 6.4 million children in the USA and 132,000 children in the UK having been diagnosed with ADHD… something has got to change.

Thank you.