newsletter
Mindfulness for Kids & Teens | Magination Press Family
Homepage 2019-03-28T13:20:48-04:00
Mother sitting and playing with baby on her lap

Using Mindsight to Explore Your Emotions

Benefits of Mindfulness

Take a minute right now to pay attention to what’s going on around you. What do you hear or see? Do you notice anything new? Now, turn your attention inward. What are you thinking, and how do you feel? Mindfulness—as you just experienced—is tuning into yourself and paying attention to the present moment without judging or analyzing what you are thinking or feeling. Although it seems quite simple, it is not easy. Our busy minds are constantly darting and drifting, telling stories about what has happened in the past and what might happen in the future.

Mom smiling while young boy paints on her face with finger paints

Mindfully Engaging All Your Senses

Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a strategy that can help us become more fully aware of what’s happening around us and, in turn, feel more fully alive. We’ve probably all heard the word “mindful,” but when we’re talking about mindfulness as an approach to life, we’re talking about something different. We’re talking about very purposefully paying attention to what is going on in the present moment, without worrying about the past or the future, and without judging ourselves in the present. When we are mindful, we focus on our thoughts, feelings, and what is going on in our bodies—and accept whatever that might be. We slow down, and notice the world around us. In the process, we also become aware of things we had no idea we were missing!

Family sitting together while little boy and mom work on art

What Is Meditation? A Guide for Parents of Children and Teens

Understanding Mindfulness

Our lives appear to be moving faster than ever. We are in a constant state of information overload due to having a digital device constantly at our fingertips and access to around-the-clock news. We may have overbooked schedules and multiple commitments, and lack a healthy balance between work and downtime. It is common to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, tired, and stressed out. Similarly, children and teens are exposed to many sources of stimulation throughout the day, not limited to the computer, smartphone, and other electronic devices. They may also be involved in many social, academic, and extracurricular activities that keep them on the go and their minds constantly moving.

Filter Posts by Tag

Read More About Mindfulness

green and pink Lightning bug flying

In our bookstore, you’ll find additional kid-friendly books and resources to help your child practice mindfulness.

Visit Bookstore

Read More about Stress & Anxiety

At Magination Press Family: Stress & Anxiety in Kids, you’ll find helpful, reliable guidance from the experts at APA, including trustworthy information about anxiety, as well as a catalog of books published by Magination Press that specifically address stress and anxiety in a kid-friendly manner.

Learn More

Looking for a Psychologist?

Getting the help of a trained, licensed professional may be the best thing for your child. The APA’s Psychologist Locator can help you locate a therapist in your area.

Find a Psychologist

Recent Tweets

Learn the Latest via Email

Get new articles and the latest research delivered to your inbox with our newsletter. Enter your email address below to sign up.