This week our students will learn that a Growth Mindset can further be developed through Mindfulness. Mindfulness, in simple terms, is the state of being conscious of thoughts, emotions, and senses and focusing your awareness on the present moment. When you’re practicing mindfulness, you’re calmly aware of your thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness, as a practice, isn’t just for adults. It is equally important for children and teens as well. Practicing mindfulness can have a positive impact on their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and can improve their ability to cope with stress or challenging feelings.
When children feel discouraged, frustrated or stressed, their response in that moment can determine whether they will cultivate a growth mindset or not. It is important to pause when these feelings and emotions arise, to create space for a purposeful response. Mindfulness skills allow students to pause and respond in a mentally healthy way. We hope you enjoy this week’s lessons and resources to help you cultivate mindfulness practices with your family.