Day 5 of the #MindfulKidsPeaceSummit is here! The theme today is Social Emotional Learning, Interacting with Others, and Positive Psychology: More Mindfulness and how Teachers and Parents Can Help.
The online international Mindful Kids Peace Summit was created by teen, Adam Avin, for other teens, to be shown in schools across the world as part of the annual curriculum. It focuses on mental health & stopping violence. 50+ experts speak about diversity, inclusion, communication, kindness, anti bullying, peace, mindfulness, positivity, social emotional learning, emotional intelligence, coping with stress, coping with emotions, coping with trauma, self-awareness, self-regulation, self-compassion, positive psychology, interaction with others, & so much more. For more information about the #MindfulKidsPeaceSummit, Wuf Shanti, Kids Association for Mindfulness in Education and/or MindBe-Education, please visit https://www.mindfulkidspeacesummit.com/first-page, www.facebook.com/wufshanti, http://www.mindfuleducation.org/kame/ and www.facebook.com/mindbe-education.
I spoke with mindful author Andrew Jordan Nance, of Mindful Arts San Fransisco, today on Day 5 of the peace summit. We have something in common, both of us wrote books about mindful dog characters for little kids! And both of us think it’s easier to teach little kids about mindfulness then to teach teens or adults.
“Without #mindfulness, our mind just takes us somewhere. With mindfulness, we can reel it back in before we do something we regret, take a breath, and make a better choice.”
“Keep cultivating #kindness in yourselves, your families, your friendships, & don’t give into reactivity. Really cultivate wise action. You can either react blindly or respond wisely.”
To hear what else he has to say and register for the summit: https://www.mindfulkidspeacesummit.com/first-page