8 Effective anti anxiety apps for kids who worry too much – Single Mum, Parents Article

Anxiety in kids is a very real thing and is becoming more common.Anxiety will reveal itself as a simple worry or a fear, but if they are unable shake it off you may see signs of anxiety develop. These include headaches, bad moods, stomach cramps and trouble sleeping. Learning to spot the signs of anxiety is really important.If your child seems anxious, try to communicate with them to find out the root cause of the problem. However, sometimes they are…

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7 Mindful activities to help kids feel safe and grounded – Single Mum, Parents Article

There’s possibly never been a time when stress has been so acute. Everyone is stressed! Children absorb the stress of the adults around them and, because of their age, usually don’t have the emotional language to express and work through any overwhelming emotions they may be feeling.Mindfulness – or learning how to be in the present moment – teaches us how to see and accept things as they are, without emotion or judgment, to simply be in the moment consciously…

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Reiki Energy Healing with Karen – Parents Article

This is a little bit different from one of my usual parenting blogs but I actually think it’s one of THE MOST IMPORTANT. Today I’m talking self-care and why as a parent self-care is a MUST. Unless you practice self-care how can you give to your children? Just over 12 months ago I started on my energy healing and reiki journey completing the holistic approach to wellness for parents. In modern-day Australia, we are living without the traditional village. Parents…

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Why I stopped meditating every day – Single Mum, Parents Article

At the beginning of 2018, I set myself a goal to meditate every day that year. I set the goal because towards the end of 2017, I was distracted and hadn’t been meditating much. By the time the new year rolled around, I was really feeling the effects of not having meditated consistently for a few months. And so January 1st was Day 1 of what I hoped would be 365 consecutive days of meditation. I made it to the…

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How I Taught My Kids to Meditate – Parents Article

In my last post, I wrote about why I started teaching my kids to meditate. In this post, I’ll share how I taught them, and what I did when they lost interest. Having said that, my girls (ages 7 & 9) wanted to meditate with me, so I decided to give it a shot. I meditate sitting on a cushion on the floor, and the girls each have a cushion as well. They brought their cushions in, and I taught…

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Why I’m Teaching My Girls to Meditate – Parents Article

Teaching my girls to meditate wasn’t one of my resolutions for the new year. I’ve got a ton of tricks up my sleeve for practicing mindfulness with them; so many, in fact, that I wrote a book about it. But formal seated meditation can be hard for little ones, especially kiddos who are super twitchy after being stuck inside for a week because the temperature outside is approximately one bajillion degrees below zero. But I’m still meditating, and I’m always…

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