With focused attention we can actually change the physical structure of our brain.
As a clinical psychologist, I see a lot of kids (and adults for that matter) get “stuck” on thoughts. This exercise can help release them.
Findings suggest that infants even as young as 15 months may be able to learn the importance of effort by seeing adults try hard.
Managing everyone’s constantly changing emotions is a full-time job, and I’m pretty sure I want to quit.
Do you ever struggle with getting your kids off the screen? Does it often end in tears (both theirs and yours)? This could help.
This practice gives kids strategies for developing self-awareness, improving mental focus, handling emotions, and increasing kindness and empathy.
Before I broadly bash modern-day childrearing, allow me to point a finger squarely at the mirror. I do not want my son to follow in my flawed footsteps.
Relate the strategies and techniques of mindfulness to the perennial favorite, "Harry Potter," and you've got a whole new set of tools.
We may assume that curing boredom is a good thing for all of us. But researchers fear that not being bored is the problem.
When you're in the middle of your anxiety, you cannot think calmly and rationally about all that you know about a topic. You need to DARE.