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Mindfulness Practices for Families
When parents and children are feeling big emotions, it’s good to find some calm. Simple mindfulness activities can help.
Mindfulness is noticing what’s going on outside—and inside—of us with acceptance and kindness. As mindful parents, we can be curious and open to understanding what our children are feeling and experiencing. The mindfulness exercises here are designed to help both parent and child experience a sense of calm connection.
Imagine a balloon above your head as you fill your lungs with air and slowly let it out.
Help your little one trace their hand as a guide to deep breathing.
Create your own glitter bottle and enjoy the calm as you watch the glitter settle.
Use all your senses to focus on the present moment.
Take a few minutes to notice all the details of your child’s beautiful face.
Rock a stuffed animal to sleep with some gentle belly breathing.