Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Almost two decades ago, Snel created an exercise to help her five-year-old daughter get out of her head and into her belly where no anxious thoughts abided. The meditation she came up with is the first one (Sleep Tight) on the accompanying CD to Sitting Still Like a Frog. When her daughter reached the age of 12, they shared an experience that imprinted the power of just sitting and breathing on them both. The frog exercise, which teaches children to turn their attention to their breathing, followed.

Growing Up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience

Growing Up Mindful

American school-age children and teens are "the most stressed-out age group in the country" according to a 2014 American Psychological Association survey of stress ... and they aren’t even paying the bills or voting for the next president!

Enter Growing Up Mindful, which centers around helping the parents of over-stressed children teach them the simple skills of being present.

The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan

The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan

For more than two decades, and with 75 Brain Balance Achievement Centers across the country, Dr. Melillo has researched childhood neurological disorders and worked to create a solution to this ever-increasing challenge. Known as Functional Disconnection Syndrome, the category he’s zeroing in on includes autism, ADHD, oppositional conduct disorder, and OCD. Dr. Melillo asks readers to take a close look at the part sensory dysfunction plays in these disorders and the role nutrition plays in recovering from them.

Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen Time

Reset Your Child’s Brain

Some parents already suspect it, some don’t want to know, but Dunckley did want to know. Her clinical practice was showing her disturbing symptoms in children which seemed to parallel the proliferation of electronic devices. She did an intensive study of the research, seeking out credible (although not always popular) studies that indicate a relationship between children’s e-device use and a dramatic rise in diagnoses among that population for bipolar disease, ADD, autism spectrum disorders, and even tic disorders.

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