Anxiety - Tools For Parents & Kids
It is a difficult transition, from child to teen. I never thought that the term "tween" was real until my girls hit 11! Oh boy, did I learn that this in-between age (hence tween), can really start to mix things up?
Trying to get my girls to do some of the really simple stuff (put their rubbish in the bin), which was never an issue before, suddenly turned into big events!
Yes, the eye-rolling started too!
Our kids are moving into a whole new stage of development, physically,…
Getting started with breathwork can seem abit daunting. The breathing exercise below is perfect to get you and the kids trying some really simple breathing techniques.
You can also watch the full video, which talks you through the whole breathing exercise.
Who Is This Breathing Exercise For?
This exercise is for parents and teachers who are looking to begin some simple mindfulness for kids activities.In this blog I will guide you through a breathing technique you can use with younger …
Clearing my autumnal looking garden, in readiness to plant my spring bulbs, it was with sadness that I removed the no longer proud and erect Sunflowers, whose heads had drooped and whose stalks were bent. Every year I grow Sunflowers from seed and love nurturing them from tiny seedlings that can be ravaged by pests, to full maturity when their joyful, splendorous golden heads turn to the sun and flower in full glory. But I was also grateful that I had enjoyed their glowing presence in my Garden …
No matter the age, when we see our child dealing with their anxiety or feelings that overwhelm them it is hard to know what we can do to make them feel better. As a mum to an over-anxious daughter, I used to want to try and 'fix it'. This doesn't work. Why? Because we need to provide the tools that enable our children to be able to help themselves. Working with them in a safe space.
Feelings In Children
There can be so many reasons why your child feels anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or angry.…
Rachel here at Mindful Parenting, back with one of my favourite mindfulness techniques called Mindful Listening. Some of you may have come across this before. There are various ways you can practice this, as everything in Mindfulness, I just wanted to share one of those ways with you today. You can use this in any way you want. It is something that you can do on your own, or with the kids. It is a great mindful exercise to start using with your family or for teachers you can also make this a min…
Meditation Of The Week
We all sometimes need to have a minute. Pause. Take a breath.
With so much going on in the world it is even more important that we have the tools to help us all cope with every day. Mindfulness is one of those tools.
Take The Time
I know, we are all busy. How can we find the time?
The key is, start small. Which is why I have put this simple meditation that really can just take a minute. It can be done anytime, anywhere. If you can you can also get the whole family i…
Anxiety, it affects not only the sufferer but the whole family. As a parent, how do you help your son or daughter?
I went through this a few years ago with my daughter, when she was only 8 years old. Suddenly, overnight my fun-loving little girl would not eat or interact. I did not know how to help her. Initially, we sought professional help, with an amazing children's therapist. This started well but did not provide the tools I needed to also help her outside of the therapy room.
A Mindful Ap…
Essential Oils are often overlooked as a tool in our everyday dealings with health and wellbeing. Viewed as just 'smelling nice', the power of our sense of smell is not valued as a method for affecting our health. I love using oils, not only for myself but for all of my family.
Why Essential Oils
Our sense of smell is a powerful tool that can easily be utilised to change many factors in our lives. We can distinguish over one trillion olfactory stimuli! It provides a direct connection to…
Being a Mum is hard!
No matter what you read or who you listen to, one thing is certain – nothing can properly prepare you for Motherhood. The difficulty is, in doing it all, are we also putting our own health and wellbeing at risk?
So, how can you find some “me time”?
Fill your own cup – This is a variation on a quote that is often seen regarding motherhood. It is the KEY to ensuring that you are able to still give to others. You need to ensure that your ‘cup’ is not always empty. H…
What a time we are all going through. No matter where in the world you may be, we are all in the throes of life-changing events. I know from family, friends and my group that many mums are really struggling with dealing with not only the situation but also the uncertainty.
I thought now was the time to start putting together some links to support. Now, while we all think clearly and need help. All the links in this article are to offer help and support to us as we go through this together. It i…