The Mindful Child : How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kidner and More Compassionate Hardback
Mindful Awareness is a widely used stress-reduction technique that works by enabling people to pay closer attention to what is happening within them - thoughts, feelings, emotions - so that they can better understand what is happening to them.
In The Mindful Child, Susan Kaiser Greenland extends her internationally known program to children, showing how they can be taught to be kinder and more compassionate to themselves and others.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 219 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 04/05/2010
- Category: Child care & upbringing
- ISBN: 9781416583004
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Review by motjebben
A delightful book on how to teach mindfulness to children!Susan Greenland supplies time-tested ideas for teaching children mindfulness to achieve the same sort of benefits that adults do. Her "bag-of-techniques" include using stuffed animals to help preschoolers learn about breathing, to memory and imagination games for teens. As Dr. Daniel J. Siegel writes, mindfulness promotes "integration" in the brain, which includes a host of additional benefits.Without doubt, adults will learn something from this book; even if you don't have children, YOU can apply these same techniques to yourself and gain a new and "fun" perspective.I tried a few suggestions on my preschoolers and we all had a delightful time!With stories of years of practical hands-on experience, and briefly interjecting references to well-known experts' and neuroscientists' research, this book provides solid advice, but in a way that is easy-to-read, fun, and particularly well-suited way for children.