How we live in modern times? We live at a rapid pace… Increasingly psychologists warn that this way of life not only affects us in terms of health and emotional level, but also to children. One way to combat this stress is applied a method that has been called mindfulness (mindfulness with mind). Today we will see how you can apply it in day to day with your children.
In fact children are experts at living in the moment. However, today’s children are stressed by the pace of life in which they are immersed from birth. Or perhaps better said, before birth, because sometimes, to speed childbirth, is administered to the mother hormone oxytocin so that labor go faster.
Birth is usually a long process if the woman delivers a completely natural way and not always these rhythms are respected.
Apart from this, alerted by the growth of children with hyperactivity and behavior tics, US It has begun to mindfulness courses for children from 4 years.
Studies show that even the smallest do very well a course of this type. In US She was given to a group of 4 year olds twice a week a kind of mindfulness for half an hour over a period of 3 months. They were taught to improve care and manage excited, with special attention to kindness.
Before and after this period their social and emotional skills, control emotions and impulsive, generosity and school performance were measured. Those who had followed the course scored higher in all areas. They knew better how to calm down after being altered and taking better decisions.
There is no doubt that mindfulness is beneficial for children. Several schools, the ‘subject’ is practiced in the classroom, such as deep breathing before starting the school day. Children lay on his mat and practice breathing. It is the connection with oneself that gives a relaxing and positive effect.
Your family situation is more subject to tensions, as two or three children of the same age produce more noise, fight more and create more chaos than children of different ages. Therefore, it is certainly beneficial to know some guidelines that create tranquility:
Try to have a few moments in the day of mindfulness for you. For example, in the return home from work, do not use this time to read your mail, but to relax and just be. Feel you’re tired, your emotions, your desire to get home … or whatever you have on you. So you connect with yourself and you’re more relaxed for hours waiting for you at home.