School Kids Meditating

mindfulness for kids/teens


We have recently begun to receive requests from parents who are seeking assistance with finding mindfulness classes for their child or teenager.


While mindfulness has been proven to be extremely helpful for children and teens, IHS believe that it is important to honor the need for this curriculum to be delivered in an environment and format that is age appropriate.


If you are a parent who is interested in staying informed regarding a future child/teen specific mbsr program join this list.




Recommended Resources:



Some exercises for your child created by Susan Kaiser Greenland, the author of The Mindful Child


Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) Paperback – December 3, 2013

by Eline Snel (Author), Myla Kabat-Zinn (Reader), Jon Kabat-Zinn (Foreword)


Charlotte and the Quiet Place by Deborah Sosin

Sometimes children need a break from our noisy, overstimulating world. Charlotte and the Quiet Place shows how a child learns and practices mindful breathing on her own and experiences the beauty of silence. All children can relate to the unfolding adventure and message of self-discovery and empowerment. Parents, teachers, and caretakers of highly active or sensitive children will find this story especially useful.


The Power of Mindfulness

How a meditation practice can help kids become less anxious, more focused This article is posted on Child Mind Institute and written by Juliann Garey








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