3 ways for your child to practice mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness with education

Mindfulness and positivity goes a long way. Which is why it’s important as a parent to encourage children to practice mindfulness alongside education.

It is beneficial for a number of reasons, including keeping calm, remaining positive and organising thoughts. Implementing this technique with children will be beneficial for their education and learning.

Here are 3 ways for your child to practice mindfulness:

Positive mindset

  • Help  your child to have a can-do attitude in their daily life.
  • Encouraging positive thinking and developing the right thoughts.
  • Reducing stress by controlling thoughts and feelings.
  • Talking to them about any issues that are bothering them.

Meditation

  • Controlling your child’s way of thinking.
  • Taking time out of your child’s busy routine to reflect upon their day.
  • Engaging the self with deep breathing.
  • Teaching them to analyse what went well and what could have gone better.

 Extra-curricular

  • Finding something that your child loves to do in their spare time.
  • Having a break from education and school work.
  • Reducing stress through hobbies, such as physical activity or arts and crafts.
  • Not only improves upon skills, but takes away pressure from academia.

Mindfulness is a useful technique which has a number of benefits. It is a way of controlling and regulating thoughts, boosting positivity and self-reflection.

Encouraging children to practice mindfulness will benefit their  education, so why not try implementing our 3 ways for your child to practice mindfulness.

It is a way of relieving stress and remaining positive during those stressful exams and assignments.

It is also important as a parent to practice mindfulness. If you demonstrate being mindful, your child will most likely learn from the parent’s behaviour.

Tara Proudfoot