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Whitney Stewart’s 3 Easy Mindfulness Exercises for Littles

April 28, 2020 by Erzsi Deak

Very excited to share Hen&ink Literary’s Whitney Stewart’s timely #mindfulness article for #littles as seen at BRIT + CO

Photo from BRIT+CO.

 

3 Easy Mindfulness Exercises for Your Littles

by Whitney Stewart

Many of us feel challenged now because of unexpected change. Our children pick up on our emotions, and they too may have difficult feelings they don’t know how to handle. One way to help them deal with uncomfortable thoughts and emotions is with mindfulness practice.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness means paying attention, through your senses, to what’s going on inside of you and around you without judgement. With mindful awareness, we view experiences and emotions with a neutral attitude — not labeling things as good or bad. This practice can allow us to become less reactive to stress triggers, and more responsive to the world.

How can we practice mindfulness with children?

Read the full article…

Whitney Stewart & illustrator Rocio Alejandro’s MINDFUL TOTS board book series helps children build empathy and manage everyday emotions with mindfulness! Out now from Barefoot Books and available here and wherever books are sold!