“Mindfulness is simply being present. Kids learn through play. As a parent, be fully present if you are practicing mindfulness with your child. When your child moves into the space of imagination he or she is practicing mindfulness. Sing a song to your infant and listen to your body about how this makes you feel while you watch your infant for their response. This is mindfulness, “said Dr. Amber Morgan.
Be present with your kids every day. Talk, Sing, Read, Play!
Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness, the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment. It can help parents and caregivers, too, by promoting happiness and relieving stress.
About the Author:
David Gelles is a reporter for The New York Times and author of “Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business From the Inside Out.” He has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for nearly 20 years.