I was scrolling through Facebook and this advert popped up in my feed about Mindful Monsters. It helps in teaching children about mindfulness, teaching them:
- More resilience in day-to-day life
- Improved focus
- Better understanding of emotions
- A sense of calm
- More positive thinking – promoting kindness and gratitude
I think this is a really great idea on the one hand, but on the other it also makes me sad that we are now living in a day and age that this is something that has to be bought to awareness to teach.
I wonder and feel for parents who have to/choose to work all the time, therefore not being able to spend time with their children. I’m not judging in any way, shape or form. Each family does what is best for them and I admire that deeply.
I get sad for the children who don’t know how to be resilient and calm. I feel like anything I say on this subject could bring a massive debate as well, so I am being very mindful about what I say.
It must do hard for a lot of families and therefore this is a lovely idea.
It just makes me sad that in this day and age it feels like the government aren’t doing much to support the future generations, making cuts where money is desperately needed and also at the fact that life in the UK has come to a point where it is unsustainable and unaffordable to have only one parent working. Again, those who choose to work I have nothing against.
I try and be mindful every day and remain calm with bubs, hopefully teaching him that remaining calm in times of frustration, thinking before acting could be helpful.
I like the idea of these mindfulness cards and I guess only time will tell if they work or not.