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Practicing Mindful Moments in our families and classrooms

By: Summer Darnell, LMHC

*Download free, printable Mindful Moments activities for your home or classroom below.*

There’s a scientific reason why we “take a deep breath” when we are feeling upset. Dr. Dan Siegel (author of The Whole Brain Child), provides us with an easy-to-understand, kid-approved model of how and why our brains benefit from an extra dose of time and oxygen through his Hand Model of the Brain (see a kid-friendly video explanation here). This is especially helpful and relevant in our current environments at home and in the classroom; or in places where the home and the classroom are now one and the same.