Insights from Dr Temple Grandin – a pioneer of autism education

Insights and ideas – helping kids on the spectrum learn mindful skills.

Mindfulness to help kids and teens with big emotions

  A useful (mindful) tool to help kids and teens with difficult emotions   Use this link to download your copy of the Wheel of Emotions mentioned in the video. If you want to become a kids/teens meditation teacher Professional Training – to become a certified Kids Meditation Teacher   Teach Children Meditation Books – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Changing Education with Mindfulness and Meditation

I had an extraordinary trip to the States recently. It seemed to tie in with how I feel (strongly) about teaching kids and young people meditation. I am a passionate advocate for meditation becoming a natural part of the school day. It should be introduced into the school curriculum in the same way that we include […]

what is a connected kid? teaching meditation and mindfulness

There’s a whole story behind the name ‘connected kids’. Originally we had called our programme after the first book ‘Calm Kids – help children relax with mindful activities‘.    However the name didn’t sit comfortably with me.  I felt a bit ‘icky’ with the idea of adults trying to ‘calm kids’ down.   Meditation isn’t about […]

Introductory Talk on how to teach kids meditation – Scotland

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be offering a practical talk on how to teach kids and teens mindfulness and meditation on the following dates: Wednesday 22nd April 2015 – Innerleithen, Scotland The talk starts at 7.30pm and last 90 minutes. The session will be with, Lorraine Murray, author of ‘Calm Kids’ and founder of the […]

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