How to practice mindfulness as a family


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 5 Americans under 18 experience a mental health disorder each year.1 Anxiety is the most common, which can begin as early as 3 years old. For Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re encouraging parents to help their children develop emotional resilience by practicing family mindfulness. A simple way to get started is playing a mindful game each night at bedtime. Here are two of our favorites:

Listen to Bulldog Weathers the Storm ⛵
Breathe with Bulldog as you learn to watch your emotions come and go like the changing weather.

Listen to Bufferfly Body Scan for Sleep 🦋
Relax each part of your body with the help of a magical butterfly.

You can find lots more mindful missions for the entire family in our Stop, Breathe & Think Kids app.

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mental health surveillance among children – United States, 2005—2011. MMWR 2013;62 (Suppl; May 16, 2013):1-35.