Six Ways to Support Children’s Well-Being During the Pandemic
Recently, Center for Healthy Minds faculty Sarah Short and Julie Poehlmann-Tynan shared their expertise for the virtual event The World We Make 2020, discussing the importance of nurturing the development of healthy minds in our children. In this article, we share insights from that discussion.
As schoolchildren in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley encountered ideas from the Center's Kindness Curriculum, teachers and parents noticed that one kind act begets another.
Well-Being Toolkit for Children, Educators and Parents
This toolkit is intended for educators, parents and caregivers of children.
Finger Tracing Practice for Kids
In collaboration with Wisconsin Public Television, Center well-being expert Chad McGehee shares a short finger tracing mindfulness practice for kids
"Slow Mo Catch" Practice for Kids
In collaboration with Wisconsin Public Television, Center well-being expert Chad McGehee shares a short "Slow-Mo Catch" mindfulness practice for kids
Awareness Practice for Kids
In collaboration with Wisconsin Public Television, Center founder Richard Davidson shares a short awareness practice for kids
5 Tips for Empathy-Building in Youth
Center for Healthy Minds researchers learned that teens rely on perspective-taking for empathy. Here are 5 tips to strengthen empathy in teens.
Being Mindful During a 'Thought Parade'
How can youth relate to thoughts with a more mindful attitude?
Supporting Kids of Incarcerated Parents
One Center for Healthy Minds faculty member is rethinking how we help kids of incarcerated parents in wide-reaching ways – from Muppets to policy
Kindness in the Classroom
Center experts and partners share insights about well-being in the classroom
Creating Resilient Communities
Center Collaborator Jennifer Jones shares what inspires her work and how she sees systems transforming the lives of children and families
Mindful Movement for Young Learners
Lisa Thomas Prince, an outreach specialist with the Center for Healthy Minds, shares a practice to promote well-being in young learners
Lessons from Creating a Kindness Curriculum
Center experts share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students
Center Research Helps Students Learn through Well-Being Exercises
One classroom got the surprise of a lifetime from the Center and hip hop artist JusTme
Well-Being Tips for Children and Families
Center experts share well-being skills and tips to practice with young children
Hip-Hop for the Mind
Hip-Hop artist JusTme works with the Center to inspire youth to blend beats and build well-being skills
Children, Your Well-Being
Pixar’s “Inside Out” and Managing Our Emotions
How do we dictate which emotions are more frequently at the helm in our brains?
Why Emotions Matter in Schools
The latest in what neuroscience tells us about learning and developing minds