Parenting Resource

It's Time for Some Self Care

Jun 15, 2022

From hectic headlines in the news to the hustle and bustle of life, it's easy to forget to take time for yourself. Try this simple guided exercise to help restore calm.

Mindfulness has been used with adults to reduce stress, bolster overall health and psychological functioning, and assist a return to wellness following adversity. Project Director of Mindfulness in Early Childhood, Maria Gehl, walks us through a short, simple practice to help experience, respond and regulate emotions.

Especially when taking care of young children, emotion regulation is especially important because if caregivers become overly stressed, they often cannot remove themselves from the situation in order to gain composure. Mindfulness practices like this one, and others, can help us remember to stay calm, practice self-compassion, and respond appropriately.

Learn More About Mindfulness in Early Childhood