Benefits of Mindfulness for Children
✔Learning ability and concentration
Mindfulness training can improve the neural connections of the prefrontal lobe of the brain, and its function is related to the concentration of attention, memory operation and ability of decision-making.
✔Emotion adjustment (EQ) and ability to face adversity (AQ)
Mindfulness training can improve children’s ability to control and adjust emotions, especially when they feel fear and anger, through deep breathing and other fundamental techniques to self-adjust.
✔Self-awareness, social awareness (SQ) and confidence
The purpose of mindfulness training is to maintain a kind of alertness at all times and develop the ability to pay attention to the present without judgment, while improving self-awareness, social awareness and confidence.
✔Kindness (empathy, gratitude, sharing)
Mindfulness training is conducive to cultivating children’s empathy and understanding of the thoughts and emotions of others, thereby helping to establish positive interpersonal relationships.
Mindfulness training can effectively improve creative thinking.
One critical development period of the brain and sensitive neuroplasticity period is between 5 and 7 years old. The prefrontal cortex can more effectively control and modulate impulses. As the brain matures, it grows more sensitive to influences to re-organize and transform. Small changes early in life have multiplicative and enduring positive impact on later developments.