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Mindful environments for children

Watch Craig talk about the role that mindfulness can play in parenting.

Watch Craig talk about the role that mindfulness can play in parenting.

Improving the quality of our interactions with people of all ages

Although this step is specifically intended for parents of children, elements of this video might be helpful for grandparents and others who regularly interact with people from a younger generation – whether they be young children, adolescents or adults.

In fact, Craig’s comments about improving the quality of our interactions is probably applicable to all relationships and can serve as a helpful reminder of the value of really engaging fully with others.

Mindfulness programs and research

The links in the See Also section of this step focus on mindfulness programs and research about mindfulness interventions for children, which might be of particular interest to parents, grandparents, teachers and others who regularly care for or work with young people.

It’s worth noting, especially for very young children, role modelling mindful behaviour in the home is perhaps more important than formal instruction in how to practise mindfulness.

For children learn so much from how adults interact with them, hence can easily learn and repeat both mindful and unmindful behaviours that they regularly experience.

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