Mindfulness

At KIPP DC Quest Academy in Washington, D.C., teacher Randy Whetzel and his student Khamari are playing a relaxed game of Uno. The mood is light-hearted and companionable. As they compete, their banter is punctuated by the slap of cards on the table. Khamari meets with...

Over the last six months, Stress Health has partnered with parenting bloggers from Georgia to California to spread the word about childhood adversity and its impact on children to readers across the country. As part of this campaign, parent bloggers learned more about research on Adverse...

Parents: Teach your preschoolers self-control with this fun mindfulness lesson from Grandma Boom. If a fairy godmother got to pick your child’s kindergarten teacher, she’d probably choose Grandma Boom. With a wand, a mane of cascading red curls, and gauzy, colorful gowns, Grandma Boom -- aka Janai...

What’s a quick, easy way to defuse power struggles at home and elsewhere? Blowing bubbles. Kids love bubbles, and you may find it hard to resist them, too. During stressful times, what bubbles bring to the table are the benefits of mindful breathing. The mindfulness technique...

Being around children on the verge of a meltdown is hard for most parents, but it’s especially tough if you’re dealing with unaddressed trauma from your own childhood. You try to stay calm, but your stress response may ramp into hyperdrive. Pretty soon your chest...