Yogic Strategies to Help Kids

Having your own mindfulness practice can be beneficial when responding to your child opening up about feeling left out at school, Verde says. “It helps to have an awareness of your own feelings and emotions —such as jealousy, sadness, or anger—at any given moment. Notice what comes up for you without judgement. Know what your feelings are without projecting your own emotional baggage, if for example, YOU were bullied or left out as a child, recognize that those are YOUR feelings and not necessarily that of your child. Treat those feelings with kindness and curiosity, and then let them go. Having the ability to keep your own emotion out of it can create more space to hear your child and to come up with solutions together.”

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