If there was a way to potentially help kids pay better attention, exercise more generosity with their peers, perform better in school, and be more aware of themselves and others, would you try it? What if it was free, relatively easy and cost only a bit of your time and focus?
Reading that, it sounds too good to be true. But a recent study from Center researchers shows that it may very well be that simple. Lead Scientist Lisa Flook and team have developed a mindfulness-based Kindness Curriculum for preschoolers (you can sign up to gain free access to the curriculum).
While researchers are still researching the curriculum's effectiveness, they offer some informal tips for families who may want to start practicing more kindness and mindfulness with their young kids.
While research regarding mindfulness practices for children is still at an early stage, initial results point to potential benefits in children’s ability for self-regulation. Developing an ability to focus attention is an essential skill that can aid in kids’ relationships, school, sports, music and other areas of life.