I always love getting gifts for the kids that they will use and love for a long time (instead of turning in to trash after a few weeks or years). I’m also on the look out for resources to help them get in touch with their big feelings, or tap into their resilience, mindfulness, compassion and self-love.
Bonus points if I also enjoy the gift and it helps to make my job easier or foster family connection. And while there are a growing number of mindfulness resources out there, I tried to put things on my mindful gift guide that parents will enjoy and see the benefits of as well!
Mindfulness practices are so helpful for kids in identifying and processing big emotions. Ruby’s story beautifully illustrates what worry feels like, how it affects us and what helps when we are feeling it grow. This book is part of a the Big Bright Feelings series.
Jamie inspires kids to do yoga and practice mindfulness in so many fun and creative ways. I love the huge variety of yoga classes and mindfulness imagery. This is something my kids love doing with me, or independently so that I can get other stuff done! Yay!
A growth mindset journal to help kids tap into their inner resources to be the brave, curious, empathetic and hard working humans they are deep inside. A great way for parents and primary or tween aged kiddos to connect and make it easy to talk about sticky subjects. Check out the amazing Big Life Kids podcast, too!
Bedtime stories for teens and adults in which nothing much happens. Lovely stories about connection with self, others, and nature unfold in this genius book! One of my favorite reads if I am struggling to sleep. Kathryn also has a podcast, where she reads her stories to you in her beautiful voice.
For parents who are ready to parent from the heart. This 6 week class helps parents break unhelpful cycles and makes parenting easier in many ways. The online class and live coaching sessions help parents:
Access empowering information and strategies to understand WHY parenting challenges are occurring and HOW to support the fun and joy of parenting.
Discover tools that work for both parents so that you can be on the same page.
Learn to see tantrums coming and learn solutions that ease or eliminate them.
Create a bedtime routine that empowers your child to be cooperative so that you can share sweetness and snuggles at the end of the day.
Enjoy family mealtimes that are focused on fun and connection, instead of bribes.
The prompts in this gratitude journal are short and sweet – a positive way to start and end the day for teens and adults alike.
Do you have mindful resources that you love? Please share them with me – I’d love to personally check them out!
Full Transparency: I’m sharing resources and publications above that are mine – I use and love them every day! Also, some of the links above are amazon affiliate links. This means that if you purchase, I get a small kickback for sharing at no extra cost to you. Win-win!