The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and by Susan K. Greenland

By Susan K. Greenland

The suggestions of aware expertise have helped thousands of adults lessen rigidity of their lives. Now, children—who are lower than extra strain than ever before—can learn how to safeguard themselves with those well-established equipment tailored for his or her a while. in line with a software affiliated with UCLA, The aware baby is a groundbreaking booklet, the 1st to teach mom and dad the best way to train those transformative practices to their children.
Mindful understanding works by means of permitting you to pay nearer awareness to what's taking place within you—your innovations, emotions, and emotions—so you could larger comprehend what's occurring to you. The conscious baby extends the mammoth merits of mindfulness education to little ones from 4 to eighteen years outdated with age-appropriate workouts, songs, video games, and fables that Susan Kaiser Greenland has built over greater than a decade of educating aware expertise to youngsters. those enjoyable and pleasant strategies construct kids’ internal and outer expertise and a focus, which definitely impacts their educational functionality in addition to their social and emotional abilities, akin to making buddies, being compassionate and sort to others, and taking part in activities, whereas additionally offering instruments to control pressure and to beat particular demanding situations like insomnia, overeating, ADHD, hyper-perfectionism, nervousness, and persistent soreness. while little ones take a couple of moments earlier than responding to annoying events, they permit their very own fit internal compasses to click on in and consultant them to turn into extra considerate, resilient, and empathetic. The step by step means of psychological education provided in The aware baby provides instruments from which all children—and all families—will profit.

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In my clinical work with adults with ADHD, I have found that many of these adults, once they experience mindful awareness, seem “natural” in their capacity for a curious attitude. Their ability for openness to new experiences is quite apparent, and they can also be quite creative in how they approach and practice mindfulness. 12 Selftranscendence (the ability to step outside of oneself) is positively correlated with having ADHD and being mindful. So while mindfulness training will challenge you to train your attention, it can, and mostly likely will, tap into your other natural strengths.

In general, I’ve found that images, stories, or text boxes (such as sidebars) often help those with ADHD to read more easily and understand the main points of a reading. And so, this book will: Introduce mindfulness as a helpful tool for adults with ADHD and their families. Show how you can use mindfulness to neutralize the negative effects of ADHD symptoms and to thrive despite having ADHD. Present the information in an ADHD-friendly, easy-tolearn way. My hope is that this book will engender your curiosity about different ways you can attend to and relate to all your daily experiences.

Nirbhay Singh at ONE Research Institute in Virginia, two mothers, each with an ADHD child, received mindfulness training in order to see the effect of parental mindfulness on the child’s behavior. Afterward, the mothers reported enhanced compliance in their children, even though no specific parenting instructions were given to the mothers. 11 Dr. 12 Parents (mostly mothers and one father) of these children completed a parallel mindful parenting program. The effect of the training was measured by having parents and children’s teachers fill out questionnaires before, immediately after, and eight weeks after the training.

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