Q. What are the best ways for parents to introduce and promote mindfulness with their children?
There has been an explosion of interest into the subject of ‘mindfulness’ in recent years, and dozens of studies have been conducted into its effectiveness demonstrating a wide range of benefits, such as reduction of stress and anxiety, improved behavioural regulation and increased positive emotion. But what is ‘mindfulness’ and how can we as parents introduce the concept and practice into our families lives, so that we too can experience these benefits? Jon Kabat-Zinn (the c