Kids Affirmation Cards

THIS ARTICLE INCLUDES 6 FREE PRINTABLES  There's a famous statement written by Henry Ford that says, "Whether you think you can or can't, you're right."  If we think it, can we really become it?  Take a moment to think about that statement. If you think you can be something, or you...

18 Free Mindfulness Kids Printables

THIS ARTICLE INCLUDES 18 FREE PRINTABLES Mindfulness means to focus on the present moment- the here and now. After all, it's the only moment that we really have, right? With this awareness we become accepting of our thoughts and feelings instead of judging them, as we naturally tend to do....

Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to Children

We know that mindfulness is a clinically proven tool that supports well being and mental health.  And, we know that it provides a wealth of recuperative benefits to children ranging from improved focus to increased self-regulation to reduced stressed and more.  Though, there's often still the question of How do I...

7 Benefits of Children's Mindfulness

Why Children Need Mindfulness Children these days are busy and over-scheduled.  There is pressure on them to do much more than just be kids. They aren't able to be fully absorbed in the moment while engaging in imaginary play, reading a book, or in their activities because their minds haven't...

5 Reasons to Encourage Children to Volunteer

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not." -Dr. Seuss We are never too young to give back to others in some way.  Being a contributor to a cause is incredibly valuable to children.  When children devote special time, positive energy and mindful...

25 Days of Christmas Kindness

"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give." -Eleanor Roosevelt A Fun Twist on the Advent Calendar Let's spread some Christmas cheer for everyone to hear and use kindness to end...

10 Daily Minutes of Fostering Resilience

"The main characteristic that makes people successful is not their IQ, emotional intelligence, or even creativity.  It is their resilience in the face of what seems to be insurmountable obstacles." -Robert J. Sternberg Every child can be subject to emotional wounds, no matter how fortunate they are.  Whether it be in...