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Raising Mindful Children, Part 1: For Parents and Teachers

Updated: Dec 14, 2018

On this lovely spring day, imagine a classroom full of (usually) rambunctious 6-year-olds sitting quietly on the floor, eyes closed, breathing slowly, listening intently, counting the different sounds they hear — traffic, birds, footsteps, wind in the trees, their own breaths; the teacher then asks them to describe the sounds.

These children are taking part in a mindfulness awareness session that their teacher helps them practise every day.