In an article for the New York Times: Well, David Gelles explains why mindfulness is such a powerful tool to teach your children.
Mindfulness is a technique that encourages you to focus on the present moment in an accepting non-judgemental way, using your different senses to explore and appreciate the moment. It is a proven way in which to decrease anxiety and promote happiness. Gelles explains how mindfulness helps and also why early habits can already encourage the development of skills like self- regulation, judgement and patience. He furthermore describes ways of being mindfully present in your child’s life, from infant stage through to the adolescent years, as well as why this is so important.