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April 8, 2020
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Speaker, Author and Educator
Inclusive Schooling, LLC
This webinar is by Brookes Publishing.
We are excited to announce that
Using Mindfulness With Children of All Abilities to Keep Connections Strong
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All children need for their parents, caregivers, and educational professionals to “show up” and ensure they feel safe, seen, soothed, and secure. All children benefit when caregivers recognize and reduce stressors (big and small). This is because young children need our help learning how to self-regulate (which is about dealing with stressors not self-control). Our job in supporting children mindfully is to remain calm, even in the middle of a storm, to reduce stressors across the daily routine, and to help children process big emotions. When our caregiving efforts aim for connection over compliance, personalization over standardization, and building communities over creating competition, we can help all children thrive.
During this webinar, we’ll explore how all caregivers (parents, teachers, therapists) can embed mindfulness into their daily routines and activities to meet the needs of children, including those who are on IEPs and/or who may struggle with self-regulation skills (e.g., attention, interaction, recall). We’ll discuss how to differentiate and promote integration between a child’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. We’ll explore the zone of optimal learning and how to extend it for all children. We’ll also disucss how mindfulness supports brain development and how to take what we’ve learned and share with families and other caregivers, particularly during times when group care and educational opportunities are closed for public health and safety.
- Make connections between mindfulness and more familiar early childhood recommended practices
- Learn the how to manage the complexities of daily stressors on children’s learning and development
- Become more aware and responsive to stressors that impact a child’s ability to stay in the zone of optimal learning
- Gain an understanding of how to support families and other caregivers in helping children self-regulate
- How to use formal and informal ways of connecting with families and other caregivers to understand their child’s needs
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