Mindfulness is the process of consciously listening to your own thoughts and being aware of which ones are useful and which ones aren’t. It’s part of ‘metacognition’ in science speak.

The most important part of this brain management is that you stop yourself from obsessing about the past or the future. You keep yourself in the here and now.

Mindfulness is great if your child is a bit of a worry wart or a stress head. It is also great for kids who are suffering from illnesses such as anxiety and depression. It’s actually good for all of us.

 

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Linda Stade has worked in various teaching and management roles in education for twenty-five years. She has worked in government and private schools, country and city, single sex and co-ed. Currently she is the Research Officer at Santa Maria College, Western Australia.