We are so excited for the new book, Mindfulness for Children Helping Your Kid Be Calm and Content, from Breakfast til Bedtime. Coming out this April, this book is an inspirational and timely guide illustrating how mindfulness helps children, why it’s becoming more popular, and how to implement it in your child’s daily routine. Written by noted educator and advocate Uz Afzal, the book combines practical exercises that children can complete alongside their parents and caregivers with a fun and engaging commentary on the theory and science behind the practice. Uz takes you through the day, from waking, eating, learning, appreciating, and preparing for bed. She includes invaluable exercises for coping with exams, dealing with the screen culture, and discussing mindfulness practices to incorporate during the holiday season.
Together, the book and Uz’s expertise will give the reader an enjoyable and accessible path into this life-changing practice. Since many schools are not able to include mindfulness in their curricula, educators and parents alike are eager to have more guidance on the topic. Combine the current era of rising levels of child mental health with the pressures in schools and living in an increasingly fast-paced, digitized, and image-obsessed world, it is more important that ever to develop habits and learning to help combat these negative effects on young people. Mindfulness for Children is a positive and practical tool that will give children the skills to manage their feelings, increase their confidence and concentration as well as aide their transition into middle and secondary school. The book is also a surefire way to promote happiness and stress relief along the way.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Uz Afzal has worked in state and private education for 20 years. She is trained in Paws B (primary school) Mindfulness in Schools Program, Dot B (secondary school) Mindfulness in Schools Program, and The Mindful Schools Curriculum. She was selected to become a consultant for Goldie Hawn’s highly acclaimed MindUP Program in both the U.S and the U.K. She has led drop-in sessions at the Women of the World Festival at London’s Southbank Centre and popular walking meditation workshops at the Victoria & Albert Museum.