Explaining Autism Mindfully

  We loved this beautiful video that really helps (mindfully) explain autism. Being Connected Kids, our experience confirms (again and again) that we would also include teaching meditation to kids on the spectrum to reduce stressed behaviours. Enjoy! Meditation and mindfulness – to help kids on the Autism Spectrum Mindful Parenting – learn how to […]

New online talk – this month

The 3 things your child needs for mental health – online talk 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.    Useful links… […]

Toolkit for teaching mindful activities – kids on the autistic spectrum

Creating a space to teach mindfulness to kids with autism  We were asked a question about the types of tools people could use if they wanted to teach their kids (who are on the autistic spectrum) how to feel calmer and less stressed using mindful activities.   Expert advice We write about this subject all the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teaching meditation to kids with special needs

I love showing people how to teach kids meditation.  I am constantly amazed at how children and teens respond to mindfulness and mindful activities and it gives me no greater joy to see the delight of the adults who teach them. Often adults are amazed how kids respond.  Perhaps adults think that it must be […]

how to talk so children will listen

This post was prompted by an experience I had recently.   I was walking my dog Jess past our local nursery.  As we approached, there were 3 kids who came running around the corner of the building (aged about 3 years old) and as they saw us in their excited state, they picked up a handful […]

Calm Kids 2 – Research Case Studies – Children with Special Needs – Autism – ADD – ADHD

I am planning a 2nd book which will focus on teaching meditation to children with special needs and or who have been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD or Autism. If you would like to take part in the research (there are a limited number of places) Please complete the form below. The information from the case […]

Developing Children – autism and aspergers

I just watched a fascinating programme on TV about how our brains develop as children and the potential link with autism.  Many of the issues they mention, such as sensory overload issues, are exactly what I have been talking and writing about for years and I am delighted that this subject is being recognised, discussed […]

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