Donegal Mammy – Top Tips Mindfulness For Your Child
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Our guest blogger today is;
Julie Voss, Julie has been working in Family Support and Child Development for nearly 20 years. Heres her blog….
Thank you to Donegal Mammy and all her followers in letting me guest blog here on the website donegalmammy.com. It is so important to know that there is somewhere for all mammys in the county to go and tell their story and hear the voice of others. Today I want to talk about Mindfulness in Children.
In the last few years, there has become an increasingly common theme of anxiety and stress in primary age children.
Reasons for this may be:
- Disrupted home situation
- Busy schedule
- Doubts about their appearance
- Too much screen time
- School pressure
- Worrying about the future
- Over stimulation
- Peer pressure
Some children are not able to process the overload of information they receive on a daily basis and this can cause high emotions, challenging behaviour, sleep problems, stomach/headaches, school refusal, separation anxiety, poor focus/attention, relationship problems and restlessness.
Children can be supported in coping with these issues by doing these simple things….
- Clear away clutter in their bedrooms
- Help them to understand their feelings and emotions
- Limit screen time and no screens in the bedroom
- Reduce their schedule so there’s more “down” time
- Take them outside more
Mindfulness for Children is on the increase as extensive research shows that introducing Children to Mindfulness from a young age decreases stress/anxiety, improves mood, sleep, concentration, relationships, confidence/self esteem and an overall sense of well-being.
My Mindfulness for Children classes will be running soon,
Classes for 4-7 year olds
Classes for 8 – 12 year olds
Children will learn how to calm and relax, understand and express their thoughts and feelings in a positive way, be kind to themselves and others through stories, discussion, meditation, breathing techniques and art and craft
Places will be limited and booking is essential. To talk about Mindfulness in your childs life or to book a place please contact me Julie Voss on 087 2860657 or on my Mindful Children Facebook page