10 year old Kidevolve kid-tester Connor interviews mindfulness creator Jeff Warren!

10 year old Kidevolve kid-tester Connor interviews mindfulness creator Jeff Warren!

Ever wondered what it takes to create one of Kidevolve’s fantastically engaging Creative Mind Journeys? 10 year old Connor Chase interviews our lead creator Jeff Warren about his creative process, his favourite CMJ characters, why he thinks learning mindfulness is super helpful for kids of all ages, and generally, what makes him tick. Jeff gives Connor a run for his money and does not let him dominate the interview - some tall order! - skillfully flipping the energy around so that Connor must also share what makes learning mindfulness in Kidevolve’s unique format so special to him. Connor obliges while also managing to keep free-spirited Jeff right on schedule. What results in an enjoyable exchange between two perceptive, nimble friends: the interviewee - a grownup who has never lost touch with his awesome inner kid, and the interviewer - a kid who has always operated as an inner grownup.

How Kermit Taught Us About Self-Compassion and Friendship

How Kermit Taught Us About Self-Compassion and Friendship

The science on self-compassion is clear - it is more important to teach our kids how to self-sooth and cut themselves a break when they fail to meet their own expectations or that of the outside world, than almost anything else. Give your kids a gander at Kermit & Don Music in this classic Sesame Street skit from yesteryear. Is Don Music being waaaaaaay too hard on himself? What kinds of things is he saying about himself that are actually getting in the way of writing the hit song he desires? And what does Kermit do to help him be his own Bestie?

How to Teach Your Kids about Their Inner Critic (Mindful.org)

How to Teach Your Kids about Their Inner Critic (Mindful.org)

Have you ever heard your child say something like: “I’m not good at this” or “It’s all my fault” or “I shouldn’t have even tried.” Sometimes kids don’t say these things out loud, but they refrain from doing certain activities or speaking up because they’ve decided they’re just not good enough. Help your child make sense of their inner critic, give a name to it, and then take some easy-to-implement steps to combat and reverse downward spiralling, negative self-talk…

Why the practice of mindfulness is so important for children (Today's Parent)

Why the practice of mindfulness is so important for children (Today's Parent)

Check out Trina Markusson’s book Good Morning, Sunshine! A Story of Mindfulness, which smartly teaches children and parents alike how the practice of mindfulness can stop the stream of stressful thoughts and help kids regain power over emotions.

New HotDocs Film Reminds Us That Mister Rogers Put Kid's Feelings First

New HotDocs Film Reminds Us That Mister Rogers Put Kid's Feelings First

Mr. Roger's believed that "the greatest thing we can do is to help somebody know that they're loved and capable of loving." He set out to do this each day on set with his groundbreaking children's show Mister Rogers' Neighbourhood (1968 to 2001). He believed "children have very deep feelings, just the way everybody does" and he nourished and protected these feelings by modelling compassion and kindness, and talking to kids straight-up about topics that most adults would not have known how to position (war, divorce, tragedy).


Jeff Warren, Kidevolve & Zany, Zesty Kid's Mindfulness on the Mindful Mama Podcast!

Jeff Warren, Kidevolve & Zany, Zesty Kid's Mindfulness on the Mindful Mama Podcast!

Jeff Warren was recently featured on Hunter Clarke-Field's tremendously popular Mindful Mama Podcast, where he talks all about how much fun he has channeling and developing Kidevolve's Creative Mind Journey™ audio tracks for 6-12 year olds - first-of-their kind audio stories that mix music, sound fx, incredible voice talent and pure whimsy to deliver highly imaginative tales that double as smart guided practices. Check it out...