Children are more naturally mindful than we think!
Imagine a camping trip or a picnic in the bush. The technology doesn’t work out here! What will the children do? Typically they will put their mind to making their own fun, collecting leaves and rocks to make a picture in the dirt, climbing a tree, lying on the grass and looking at the sky, making up games!
They often naturally dawdle, paying a lot of attention to what they are doing – hard for parents keeping to a schedule but they are practicing being calm and thoughtful!
If we give them the opportunity children can tap into their natural affinity with mindfulness! Remaining calm ourselves is a good place to start.