SHOULD KIDS LEARN MINDFULNESS?   And how to build it into their daily lives

SHOULD KIDS LEARN MINDFULNESS? And how to build it into their daily lives

SHOULD KIDS LEARN MINDFULNESS? And how to build it into their daily lives

Kids of all ages can benefit from learning mindfulness techniques which can promote happiness and help them learn to manage stressful situations.  Studies have even shown mindfulness can help kids focus and control tantrums. Plenty of schools have already started working it into their school day, but what is mindfulness and how can you help your kids to become more mindful at home too?

Mindfulness is a simple meditation technique that helps you learn to pay full attention to the present moment in an accepting, nonjudgmental manner.  The great thing about learning how to do this as a child is that it then becomes a habit that you can rely on throughout your life and can have a huge impact on self-regulation, judgment and patience during childhood and into adulthood.  As anyone who has ever had to encourage their kids to ‘wait a minute’ will know, this benefits kids and adults too.

A few ways we can help our kids learn is to practice mindful awareness during everyday activities, like walking and eating, to teach kids to truly be in that moment and notice what is happening around them.

One suggestion we love is the idea of a "listening walk" as a family.  Encourage your kids to think about what they can hear and see and even how the ground feels under their feet. How does jumping in a big puddle make them feel, why do they like it?

Baking or making with kids is another fantastic way to help them to notice what they are doing.  How does the dough make their fingers feel?  What can they smell etc?

Even bath time can become part of a mindful practice. Practice blowing soapy bubbles with your kids and show them how much fun it is when they learn to do it.  What can they notice about how the bubbles look?

Mindfulness is something that Francesca of The HappySelf Journal is very passionate about. She became increasingly aware of the press around kids growing up stressed and mental health issues being on the rise and wanted to create something that would give children the skills that would help them cope better with the busy world they were growing up in. In her productivity consultancy she saw a desire for clients to return to pen and paper, become more mindful with technology and work on their mindset. “It seemed a shame to wait until you were an adult to figure out the importance of mindset and mindfulness and with so many proven techniques shown to support our wellbeing and happiness I really wanted to bring these together in a child friendly way” says Francesca. The result is a beautiful, inspiring journal that kids absolutely love and want to fill in. The perfect way to encourage them to take a few minutes everyday to develop happiness promoting habits such a gratitude, kindness and a growth mindset.

We are thrilled to be able to give one lucky follower the chance to win a Happy Self Journal and a full set of Scrubbingtons bath products.  Enter via the competition post on our Instagram or Facebook pages.

 

(Please see the competition ts & cs below)

 

Links to more information:

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/health/how-to-teach-mindfulness-to-children-4-fun-exercises-to-try-at-home-a3403006.html

https://www.parents.com/health/healthy-happy-kids/why-and-how-to-teach-kids-mindfulness/

Competition Terms & Conditions
  1. How to enter
    1.1 To have a valid competition entry, entrants must:
    - follow the competition instructions on the competition Instagram or Facebook post.
    - If entering the competition via Instagram, follow both Scrubbingtons and The HappySelf Journal Instagram accounts
    https://www.instagram.com/scrubbingtons/
    https://www.instagram.com/happyselfjournal/ OR
    - If entering competition via Facebook, like both Scrubbingtons and Pigeon Organics Facebook pages
    https://www.facebook.com/Scrubbingtons/
    https://www.facebook.com/happyselfjournal/ depending upon the channel of entry
  2. When and who can enter.
    2.1 The competition opens Friday 17th January 2020 at 8:00am and closes Sunday 19th January 2020 at 11.59pm.
    2.2 Entrants can like, share and comment as many times as they like but will only be entered into the prize draw once.
    2.3 The Competition is only open to UK residents, aged 18 or over and The Prize can only be sent to a UK address.
  3. Prizes
    3.1 The prize for winning the competition will be a complete collection of Scrubbingtons products (one bottle: Scrub Up hand and face foam, refill pouch of Scrub Up hand and face foam, Scrub All 3 in 1 shampoo, conditioner & body wash, Scrub A Dub bubble bath and Pit Stop deodorant for kids) and one The HappySelf Journal.
    3.2 One winner will be selected at random after the competition closing date.
    3.3 The Prize is as stated and cannot be sold or exchanged for cash, goods or services. The prize is not transferable.
  4. Data Protection and Publicity.
    4.1 You consent to your name, photograph and basic information being disclosed on Scrubbingtons and The HappySelf Journal digital channels or other media if you win any prizes under the competition.  
    4.2 Any personal data relating to participants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation. By entering the Competition, you agree that Scrubbingtons and The HappySelf Journal may contact you in relation to the Competition through social media or other method as appropriate.  
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    5.1. The Competition will be run and Prizes will be awarded at Scrubbingtons and The HappySelf Journal's sole discretion.
    5.2. We reserve the right to change the Competition rules and these Terms and Conditions at any time.
    5.3 This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook.
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    7.1. The Competition and these Terms and Conditions are governed by English Law. England & Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions.
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