Life is simply hectic. That is common knowledge. Simply put, there are too many things to do and not enough hours in the day to get them all done. It’s natural that mindfulness might not even be important to you right now because you hardly have time to breathe, much less enjoy every moment with your children. These are the years when all you’re doing is attempting to get by. However, being present is vitally crucial for both you as parents and your child. These kid-friendly mindfulness exercises will be good for the whole family, not just the kids.

1. Storytelling

It’s very simple to relax on the couch while watching television with your kid. And even if there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, skip a few episodes of TV and work on your narrative skills instead.

2. Sitting still for 5 minutes

While sitting with a restless 4-year-old, doing nothing may sound like nirvana. However, invite your kid to stand next to you as you both unwind.

3. Befriending feelings

Although feelings can be entertaining, they can also be annoying or even frightening. You and your child might both be curious about these feelings and what they actually represent when you practice mindfulness.

4. Practicing grounding with the five senses

It’s amazing how distant we can get from both our bodies and our sentiments. Reconnecting with your five senses is one of the most crucial mindfulness exercises for children you can teach your child to perform because it’s simple to complete.

5. Doing a H.A.L.T. check-in

The H.A.L.T. self-check, which stands for hungry, angry, lonely, or weary, can help you feel more relaxed in a matter of minutes. And if you don’t have a lot of time to practice mindfulness, this is the only thing you can do to instantly improve your emotional well-being.

6. Smiling from the inside out

Consider this: We’re frequently compelled to grin, even when we don’t want to (think of all the times you’ve told your pouting youngster to say “Cheese!” for a picture). But if we do that, we might lose sight of what a true, sincere, joyful smile looks and feels like.

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