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Mindful me : mindfulness and meditation for kids / Whitney Stewart ; pictures by Stacy Peterson.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2018.

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xxii, 127 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Becoming a MINDFUL ME -- Easy and hard -- What is MINDFUL ME PRACTICE? -- How can present-moment awareness help? -- Why be mindful? -- What is in MINDFUL ME PRACTICE? -- Mindfulness takes practice -- Become a MINDFUL Me -- Chapter 1 MINDFUL ME toolbox -- What's inside? -- MINDFUL ME meditation -- What is meditation? -- How to sit in meditation -- Three MINDFUL ME BREATHS -- Extra support -- MINDFUL ME questions and answers -- What is self-care? -- MINDFUL ME practice tips -- Modifications -- What's your MINDFUL ME style? -- Chapter 2 MINDFUL ME inner self -- When life feels crazy -- Who am I? -- Jigsaw puzzle -- Special place -- LIfe's flow -- Journal prompts -- Chapter 3 MINDFUL ME emotions -- Emotions are natural -- Examples of emotions -- Emotions expressed through body language -- Working with emotion -- BFF-breath, focus, feel -- Holding the heat -- Hold and release -- Pain or problem -- Pain or problem mediation -- Journal prompts -- Chapter 4 MINDFUL ME thoughts -- Challenge your thoughts -- Replacing negative thoughts -- What do I tell myself? -- Working with your mind -- MInd drawing -- Mind clearing -- Mind safe -- Color your thoughts -- Journal prompts -- Chapter 5 MINDFUL ME actions -- Connection the dots -- Finding the gap -- Scene replay -- Accepting your inner experiences -- Giving yourself a break -- Cloud floating -- Feeling strong and confident -- Be the mountain -- Journal prompts -- Chapter 6 MINDFUL ME heart -- Heart jumping -- Heartache -- Protection circle -- Sending kindness -- Wise one -- Happy list -- Heart-happy exercise -- Journal prompts -- Chapter 7 MINDFUL ME at home -- MINDFUL ME senses -- MINDFUL ME seeing -- MINDFUL ME hearing -- MINDFUL ME smelling -- MINDFUL ME tasting -- MINDFUL ME touching -- MINDFUL ME moving -- Catching distraction -- MINDFUL ME homework -- Brain breaks -- MINDFUL ME media -- HURTFUL MESSAGES -- how do you stay mindful with electronic devices? -- MINDFUL ME bedtime -- Journal prompts -- Chapter 8 MINDFUL ME outside -- MINDFUL ME mindset -- See it through their eyes -- I hear you -- Kindness on the spot -- Building a strong community -- Question your own negative attitudes -- Problem solving-in simple steps -- MINDFUL ME friendships -- Journal prompts -- Chapter 9 moment by moment, ever changing.
"This guide introduces kids and preteens to mindfulness through exercises, meditations, and writing prompts"-- Provided by publisher.
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Sometimes kids' lives can get busy and out of control, and worries can take over. When that happens, knowing how to pause and regain composure with mindfulness can help! This easily digestible guide introduces kids to mindfulness as a way to find clarity, manage stress, handle difficult emotions, and navigate personal challenges. With step-by-step instructions to over thirty breathing, relaxation, and guided meditation exercises, readers will have an entire toolkit at their disposal and writing prompts will help them process their discoveries. Clearly written and incredibly relatable, this invaluable resource provides a positive introduction to the world of self-care and mindfulness.

Author Notes

Whitney Stewart is a children's book author, meditation teacher, and a born adventurer. She has traveled to Tibet, Nepal, and India and teaches mindfulness at Tulane University and to children and teens. Her most recent children's book is Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids . She lives in Louisiana with her husband and son. Stacy Peterson is a full-time illustrator of greeting cards, magazines, and dozens of books including School RULES , Friends: Making Them & Keeping Them , and The Awesomest, Randomest Book Ever . Formerly, she was an art director at a New York City ad agency. She lives in Texas with her family.

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Horn Book Review

This self-help book offers a "toolbox of mindfulness practices" with directions for meditation exercises, visualization techniques, and other strategies for handling emotions, stress, and negative thinking. Stewart's persistent "MINDFUL ME" branding is distracting, and her tone can be preachy. That said, her descriptions ("Meditation is like a personal pause button") and the black-and-white illustrations are both kid-friendly, and the topics (technology, social media) are timely. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Becoming a Mindful Mep. xiii
Easy and Hardp. xiii
What Is Mindful Me Practice?p. xv
How Can Present-Moment Awareness Help?p. xvii
Why Be Mindful?p. xviii
What Is in Mindful Me Practice?p. xxi
Mindfulness Takes Practicep. xxi
Become a Mindful Mep. xxii
Chapter 1 Mindful Me Toolboxp. 1
What's Inside?p. 1
Mindful Me Meditationp. 2
What Is Meditation?p. 2
How to Sit in Meditationp. 3
Three Mindful Me Breathsp. 6
Extra Supportp. 7
Mindful Me Questions and Answersp. 8
What Is Self-Care?p. 10
Mindful Me Practice Tipsp. 11
Modificationsp. 13
What's Your Mindful Me Style?p. 14
Chapter 2 Mindful Me Inner Selfp. 19
When Life Feels Crazyp. 19
Who Am I?p. 20
Jigsaw Puzzlep. 22
Special Placep. 23
Life's Flowp. 25
Journal Promptsp. 27
Chapter 3 Mindful Me Emotionsp. 29
Emotions Are Naturalp. 29
Examples of Emotionsp. 31
Emotions Expressed through Body Languagep. 32
Working with Emotionsp. 34
BFF-Breathe, Focus, Feelp. 34
Holding the Heatp. 35
Hold and Releasep. 37
Pain or Problemp. 39
Pain or Problem Meditationp. 39
Journal Promptsp. 41
Chapter 4 Mindful Me Thoughtsp. 43
The Mind's Control Towerp. 43
Thoughts That Hurt Youp. 44
Challenge Your Thoughtsp. 46
Replacing Negative Thoughtsp. 47
What Do I Tell Myself?p. 48
Working with Your Mindp. 49
Mind Drawingp. 50
Mind Clearingp. 52
Mind Safep. 54
Color Your Thoughtsp. 56
Journal Promptsp. 58
Chapter 5 Mindful Me Actionsp. 59
Connecting the Dotsp. 59
Finding the Gapp. 63
Scene Replayp. 65
Accepting Your Inner Experiencesp. 68
Giving Yourself a Breakp. 69
Cloud Floatingp. 69
Feeling Strong and Confidentp. 71
Be the Mountainp. 71
Journal Promptsp. 73
Chapter 6 Mindful Me Heartp. 75
Heart Jumpingp. 76
Heartachep. 78
Protection Circlep. 79
Sending Kindnessp. 81
Wise Onep. 83
Happy Listp. 84
Heart-Happy Exercisep. 85
Journal Promptsp. 89
Chapter 7 Mindful Me at Homep. 91
Mindful Me Sensesp. 92
Mindful Me Seeingp. 93
Mindful Me Hearingp. 94
Mindful Me Smellingp. 95
Mindful Me Tastingp. 96
Mindful Me Touchingp. 97
Mindful Me Movingp. 97
Catching Distractionp. 98
Mindful Me Homeworkp. 101
Brain Breaksp. 101
Mindful Me Mediap. 103
Hurtful Messagesp. 105
How Do You Stay Mindful with Electronic Devices?p. 106
Mindful Me Bedtimep. 106
Journal Promptsp. 110
Chapter 8 Mindful Me Outsidep. 113
Mindful Me Mindsetp. 114
See It through Their Eyesp. 114
I Hear Youp. 116
Kindness on the Spotp. 117
Building a Strong Communityp. 118
Question Your Own Negative Attitudesp. 118
Problem Solving-In Simple Stepsp. 120
Mindful Me Friendshipsp. 122
Journal Promptsp. 124
Chapter 9 Moment by Moment, Ever Changingp. 125
Mindful Me Glossaryp. 129