Meditation for kids? You bet!

There are times when life is stressful.  What can parents do to help their children cope?  It is suggested that meditation can help people connect their mind and body, becoming more present in the moment.  There are now meditations geared towards children that can help them self regulate and self sooth.  These skills of being mindful and paying attention can help in school, sports and social interactions!  Like any skill, it will come more naturally to some than others, but starting with a short duration can be helpful Parents can help children work their way up from a few seconds to a few minutes.  www.smilingmind.au will help make the whole experience fun!

Listen to more on this from Kimberly Knull, Registered Psychologist

http://www.cbc.ca/edmontonam/columnists/2014/09/02/parenting-column—childhood-meditation/

 

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Getting Kids to Do as You Ask

Do you hear the word “NO” all the time?  Are you frustrated she your children will not follow your directions?  Perhaps the problem is when and how you ask.  Registered Psychologist Kimberly Knull gives tips on how to get the results you want when asking your kids to do something!

 

http://www.cbc.ca/edmontonam/columnists/parenting-1/2014/05/27/parenting-column—getting-kids-to-do-as-you-ask/

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Being on Time With Children!

Do you struggle getting out of the house?  Are mornings rushed and stressful?

Hurry up, we’re late!  Is what many parents find themselves saying on a daily basis! For many families, the morning rush hour is the most stressful part of the day.  Here to give us tips on how to arrive on time, and perhaps even a little early, is Kim Knull.

http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Alberta/ID/2434883700/

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Making Mealtimes Fun!!

Worrying about what and how much your child eats is a normal part of parenting.  But where should we draw the line?  Tips from Sarah Robert, nutritionist, and Psychologist Kim Knull will help everyone be happier at the dinner table!

http://www.cbc.ca/edmontonam/columnists/parenting-1/2014/01/21/parenting-column—making-meal-time-fun/

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