Remember that poem by W.H. Davies ? Maybe I am dating myself.
The morning stress – getting the children to school, getting to work on time, deadlines and politics, rushing to the daycare, getting supper on the table, dance lessons, music lessons, homework – Does this describe your day? It is no wonder we are exhausted and stressed.
The constant hustle and bustle with the pressure to excel are major stressors in the lives of our young children.
Yes, the intentions are good but may I ask are you really comfortable with this? What drives this need? God forbid that a day goes by without them having to participate in some sporting activity or educational activity all in the name of priming our children for success.
What about taking the time instead to listen to them – really listen so they feel heard. What if instead of them spending time on the X-Box, Playstation or the whatever is the most current distractive exercise, we took time to play together, take a walk together or prepare a meal together.
Would you not consider that priming them for success in the most important way possible?
The mindfulness for families and children workshop help families develops a positive mindset, a sense of connection and resilience. It helps children (and parents ) learn fun brain facts to help them understand the inner workings of the brain and how it affects behaviour.
My hope is that you will take the time with your family to explore mindfulness with us. Click here to register
“I thought the workshop was definitely beneficial and aimed appropriately for the kids’ age group. They were able to grasp the concepts of mindfulness, being in the “now”, and seeking calm in their special place (i.e.: meditating). both kids have referred to it since. Overall, I felt you did a great job of using a combination of different types of activities and explaining tricky concepts. (I especially appreciated your explanation about how the different parts of the brain respond when sensing danger or trouble.)”
– Andrea (Mom)