Strengthen your bonds, minds and bodies
Between school, meals, practice, work, household chores, grocery shopping and an endless list of other activities, families often feel a little disconnected as everyone seems headed in a different direction.
Let’s focus on a simple activity that everyone can participate in and enjoy the benefits, while easily fitting into that already full schedule. A short meditation or yoga session is a great technique to help provide calm and reduce anxiety especially with kids who are (over) active.
If your child indicates they had a stressful day or a tough experience at school, taking a few minutes together to teach them breathing techniques and to focus on their inner self is an amazing way to change their outlook and a practical way to improve all aspects of their well-being.
Mindfulness is a tool that can naturally help your family flow together and open up a dialogue, giving everyone a chance to express themselves in a safe space.
When your child is struggling to manage their emotions, incorporating a quiet mindful moment for 10 minutes is an invaluable skill to help them gain control of their anger or anxiety by harnessing the power of breathing.
Encourage your kids to keep a personal journal to write down thoughts and feelings so you can understand them more clearly. Setting aside a few minutes every day for journaling can be a great idea to unwind and a way to improve their mental health conditions. Once you identify some potential stressors, it is important to build a plan together to help resolve areas of concern so your child can reach their full potential.