Happy Spring Break! This upcoming week is the perfect time to practice some mindfulness techniques. Research confirms that mindfulness practices for children can:
Mitigate the effects of bullying (Zhou, Liu, Niu, Sun, & Fan, 2016);
Enhance focus in children with ADHD (Zhang et al., 2016);
Reduce attention problems (Crescentini, Capurso, Furlan, & Fabbro, 2016);
Improve mental health and wellbeing;
Improve social skills when well taught and practiced with children and adolescents.
If you are interested in taking your children through some mindfulness activities, this is a great website with 25 mindfulness activities designed specifically for children.
StudentLife Services is available to provide tips and ideas to help you figure out what coping skills work best for you! These services are free and confidential so don’t hesitate to connect by visiting StudentLifeServices.com (code: Rockets) or text ‘Hello’ to 61295.