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A primary goal of this study was to determine the acceptability and feasibility of a new parent-child mindfulness training program. This program was delivered in the home with 8 to 10-year-old children and their parents, and was determined to be acceptable and feasible based on participants’ feedback and quantitative data.
A next step for this work is to tailor this program for children with chronic illness. The opportunity to deliver mindfulness-based programs to families in home settings could be of great value in situations where family mobility is limited, which is often the case for a variety of reasons. In addition, the home environment provides the instructor with a rich source of information that is not accessible in group settings or outside the home.