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4 Exercises to Teach Your Kids about Mindfulness and Compassion (The Chopra Center)

4 Exercises to Teach Your Kids about Mindfulness and Compassion (The Chopra Center)

Now that summer is finally here, some of us are able to spend a wee bit more quality time with our kids - so it's a perfect time to introduce some easy-to-follow mindfulness and compassion training techniques into the schedule of daily life...

Yoga for Back-To-School Anxiety or Exhaustion (thekidsyogaresource.com)

Yoga for Back-To-School Anxiety or Exhaustion (thekidsyogaresource.com)

Back to school can be exhausting. Kids are stretching their minds and attention spans. Not to mention figuring out how to sit still for hours on end! The September transition can be overwhelming for multi-tasking parents trying weave work demands around their kids' needs (read - no time to stop and reflect on how either parent or child is really doing).

Why not wiggle two minutes out of your day to stand tall as a tree and breathe? Roll up some blankets, lay on a mat and close your eyes for a few minutes? Even if you and your kids only do this a few times a week, it can make a difference in your overall ability to handle transition times. Below are some simple yoga-inspired movements for after school, or on the weekend.

**Let us know if you have any other helpful tips on how you've managed to move through September**

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets (Lifehack.org)

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets (Lifehack.org)

One of the ways to encourage children to develop a positive mindset and practice it is to talk to them honestly and ask them leading questions. It’s not about telling them what to do; it’s about explaining to them the value of living positively and making the best of what they already have.