The younger the child, the closer they are to mindfulness. Children generally enjoy being in the moment and enjoying life to the fullest, particularly when they within the safe confines of a supportive, loving family.
However, as they get to school age, they have to deal with a wider world without their parents at their side. They have to deal the stresses and anxieties of life more independently. It is during these years patterns and habits on how we deal with these situations form.
By developing a child’s natural tendency to be mindful into tools with coping with life, they will grow into Mindful adults who are able to take on life’s challenges with success.
The #21DaysOfSummerMindfulness Challenge has been developed to support parents and adults in developing children’s mindfulness during the summer holidays/vacation.
It doesn’t matter WHEN you start. It is just that you give children opportunities to develop their mindfulness so that they start the new academic year with some tools that will support a successful school year.
So, get ready! Day 1 starts tomorrow!
Don’t forget to share your child’s #mindfulmoment and successes in the comments, on Twitter @Ed_Tmprince or on Facebook at Education’s Voice – Mindfulness ( https://www.facebook.com/educationsvoice/ ).