Mindfulness, simply put, means paying attention to the present moment. It means taking a step back and noticing the world around you, as well as noticing your inner experiences like thoughts and feelings. With practice, mindfulness can help adults and children cope with problems such as stress, anxiety, and ADHD.
The Family Mindfulness Schedule provides parents with techniques and suggestions of how to practice mindfulness during their normal daily routine, with their children (ages 5-11). Techniques include body scan, building a mindfulness box, square breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and more. This worksheet is great for parents who are interested in mindfulness, or for parents of children who are struggling with anxiety.
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