On episode 4 of My Mindful Mat Moment, we interview Jessica Simpson, a Marriage and Family Therapy PhD candidate, to discuss Emotion Regulation, what it is, how parents and their children can develop it, and how it relates to mindfulness. Some key highlights: We discuss what emotion regulation is and some research behind it We…
Valentine’s Day Mindfulness Activity Ideas
It’s important to be mindful of our emotions. Help these struggling animals turn their emotions around with this FREE printable animal emotion activity.
Gratitude is one way to be mindful of the sunshine in your life. Enjoy this FREE printable gratitude craft – Sunshine Bag – to celebrate the goods thing in life.
Being mindful is an adventure. Here you’ll find our FREE mindfulness activity – My Mindful Mouse journal and adventure instructions.
There is something spectacular about every season. Take time with your children this winter to notice the unique attributes of winter. Here are FIVE winter mindfulness activity ideas to use with your My Mindful Mat to get you started. 1. Snow Sounds If you’re lucky enough to have snow, open a window or go outside. Sit and…
There is something spectacular about every season. Take time with your children this fall to notice the unique attributes of autumn. Here are FIVE fall mindfulness activity ideas to use with your My Mindful Mat to get you started. 1. Fall Breathing Go outside. Following the “Breathe” prompt in the board book, take deep breaths…
The My Mindful Mat pouch is the perfect size to throw in some colored pencils and coloring pages. Coloring and doodling are some great additional mindfulness activities you can do with your children. Check out these FREE printable coloring pages. What is Mindful Coloring? Mindful Coloring is the act of adding color to pre-drawn outlines….
The first person who needs to be calm when a child is having a tantrum is YOU. You’re not alone if you’ve raised your voice to ironically tell your child to “calm down!” We all need that reminder. My Mindful Mat is just as much for the parents as it is for the children. Let’s talk about that as I share a personal story from tonight.
Life is new to our little ones. Think about a new job. How well would you have done if you had been thrown into it with no training? So why do we expect our little ones to handle big emotions without any training? Here we’ll talk briefly about how you can take the traditional time out and time in methods and turn them into emotion regulation training.