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Teaching Kids Mindfulness

Published Monday March 6

While mindfulness has been a tenet of Buddhism for millennia and hit the West as a New Age fad…

Why teachers are bringing the practice of being present into the classroom and how parents can use it at home.

In schools across the United States, kids pause in the middle of their busy days and sit quietly, listening to the sound of their own breathing. They are learning to calm their minds before tests and to focus—to be present—without letting their minds wander. The results? Test scores are rising, and conflict is declining, so much so that some schools have replaced detention with meditation. The trend is changing the tone of your children’s education—one deep breath at a time.

Q: What does mindfulness do for kids and how is it doing it?

Q: What does a child’s version of mindfulness look like?

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