Why should we teach kids to be more mindful?

Marnie Krajicek Blog Post
March 5, 2014
Marnie Krajicek Blog Post

If you’ve ever taught a group of children (or adults for that matter) then you probably already know why teaching mindfulness is really important.In case you are new to the term, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, without attachment or judgement. So what does that mean exactly? And why should we teach kids?

 

It’s very simple…. children need to learn how to PAY ATTENTION and that requires some training. Our children are overrun with a constant influx of technology from phones to tablets to tvs. Their little brains are taught how to jump around from one image to the next in quick succession, but they are not taught how to FOCUS their little brains on one thing at a time and BE PRESENT for that one moment. They aren’t taught how to be fully engaged.

 

There are simple and effective techniques to accomplish this task, but it takes a commitment to practice not only by the children, but by their teachers and parents, too!

 

Try this short mindfulness practice right now

 

If you’d like to learn these techniques, contact me. There are trainings available for individuals, families, groups, and schools ongoing. I’d love to work with you and your children!

 

Mindful kids

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