Category: parenting

Mindfulness for Elementary Aged Children (and children at heart!)

I am lucky to not only have two teenagers in my home, but also a 3rd grader. For her, this quarantine feels very different than it does for her older brother and sister. I have to imagine that many young children are struggling in… Continue Reading “Mindfulness for Elementary Aged Children (and children at heart!)”

10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness for Middle and High School Students (and adults too!)

I am a middle school teacher. I have three children, two of which are high school students. I feel for this age group so much. While this time away from school is difficult for everyone, I feel like these students are feeling it the… Continue Reading “10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness for Middle and High School Students (and adults too!)”

Teachers, Students, Parents, EVERYONE – You Deserve Rest!

Today was one of those days that I needed to take a walk…by myself. During this quarantine time, we have been taking family walks every day. However, this morning I needed some alone time. I felt guilty as I took off by myself. Then,… Continue Reading “Teachers, Students, Parents, EVERYONE – You Deserve Rest!”

An Explanation of Mindfulness to Help with this Stressful Time

Each day during the week, I will be posting mindfulness activities for my students. We typically start each class period with a mindful minute. When I am not there, they have asked the substitutes if they can still do them. When I mentioned to… Continue Reading “An Explanation of Mindfulness to Help with this Stressful Time”

The Good

I am one of the lucky ones. I am a mom and a teacher. I get to work from home and be with my children. I know that right now it is hard for some people to find the good in what is happening,… Continue Reading “The Good”

Mindfulness Apps to help with stressful times

As a teacher and a mom, I am preparing to teach from home. I am thinking about the lessons that I may need to provide to my students via e-learning as well as what I will do with my own three children to keep… Continue Reading “Mindfulness Apps to help with stressful times”

Mindfulness Resources for Teachers and Students While Teaching from Home

If you are a teacher, you may be spending your weekend making a plan for the lessons that you may share with your students virtually. In my state, we have not officially closed schools yet, but we are being told to at least plan… Continue Reading “Mindfulness Resources for Teachers and Students While Teaching from Home”

Balance

I had an epiphany today. Why do we not teach more about balance in schools? Actually I believe that it is a question I already know the answer to, but it really hit me how much of a disservice this is to our students… Continue Reading “Balance”

Mindful Parenting

In continuing my mindfulness research, I came across a topic that is very near and dear to me…parenting.  I recently heard Dr. Shefali Tsabary speak about being a more conscious parent and how it seems as though there is a disconnect in our society… Continue Reading “Mindful Parenting”