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Mindfulness in Early Childhood Education: A Position Paper
Early Education
Short Title: Mindfulness in Early Childhood Education
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2011
Pages: 21
Sources ID: 21208
Visibility: Private
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This position paper advocates for early childhood teachers and parents to regularly use of mindfulness practices themselves and with very young children. An understanding of 'mindfulness' is important because it can provide ways to support children during their sensitive years and sow seeds of kindness, tolerance and peace in our fast paced, competitive, consumerist culture. In addition, in times of trauma, mindfulness techniques offer teachers and parents ways to calm themselves and the children close to them. The value of using mindfulness techniques with children and for demonstrating mindfulness as adults is well supported by research (McCown, Reibel and Micozzi, 2010; Saltzman and Goldin, 2008).

Parenting & Childcare and Contemplation