How to teach kids mindfulness at home
Add rest and resilience to your family’s routine with these peaceful practices.
Introducing mindfulness into your home benefits both little and big minds.
By teaching our kids to pay attention to the present, we equip them with skills to boost their emotional and physical wellbeing. They’ll have the mental tools to navigate change and challenges, build self-esteem, regulate emotions, manage stress, and develop empathy. And as they grow, and their lives become busier and more complicated, they’ll have the foundations to handle the stressors of study, work, and play.
Mindfulness helps parents and caregivers, too. It creates space for them to be present in their parenting, promotes happiness, and relieves stress. By practicing together as a family, you can create calm and connection throughout your home.
Whether you’ve got a high school student at home or a toddler who’s just beginning to express their emotions, here’s how to introduce mindfulness to your household - plus four practices to get you started on your joint wellness journey.