Sitting Still Like A Frog
Mindfulness Exercses for Kids (and their Parents) with CD

By Eline Snel
Foreword by Jon Kabat-zinn
Read by Myla Kabat-zinn

Sitting Still Like A Frog

Simple mindfulness practices to help your child (ages 5-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions. 
Includes a 60-minute audio CD of guided exercises read by Myla Kabat-Zinn.


We've put together a list of resources as a starting point for those interested in exploring Mindfulness further.

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Mindful Parenting Introduction
This workshop is suitable for those new to mindfulness who wish to have an experience of mindfulness and an understanding of its application in both parenting and education. The intention is to provide parents with:
• Essential simple mindfulness and self-compassion practices and self-care tools to foster health and wellbeing for parents.
• Information on how mindfulness can support their children, youth, and teens in developing resilience.

For more information and a quote, download and complete Mindful Parenting Intake Form

Books Related to Mindful Parenting

  1. Bailey, Michelle L.: Parenting your Stressed Child
  2. Bell-­‐Devaney, Geoff: A Mindful approach to Parenting
  3. Bertin, Mark: The Family ADHD Solution
  4. Hawn, Goldie: 10 Mindful Minutes
  5. Kabat-­‐Zinn, Jon and Myla: “Everyday Blessings”
  6. Maloney, Raelynn: “Waking Up: A Parent’s Guide to Mindful Awareness and Connection
  7. McMurry, Christopher: “Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance”
  8. Napthali, Sarah: “Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children
  9. Ohye, Bonnie: “Mothering from the Heart”
  10. Placone, Pilar M.: Mindful Parent Happy Child
  11. Rogers, Scott: “Mindful Parenting”
  12. Roy, Denise: “MOMfulness”
  13. Siegel, Daniel J. and Hartzell, Mary : “Parenting from the Inside Out”
  14. Siegel, Daniel J.: The Whole Brain Child
  15. Vieten, Cassandra: Mindful Motherhood

 Books Related to Mindfulness for Children and Adolescents

  1. Biegel, Gina: “ Mindfulness-­‐Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens”
  2. Case, Karen I., Proulx-­‐Schirduan, Victoria and Shearer, C. Branton: “Mindful Education for ADHD Students Thich Nhat Hanh. Planting Seeds: Practicing  Mindfulness with Children
  3. Fisher Huck, Laurie: “Meditation for Kids”
  4. Fontana, David and Slack, Ingrid: “Teaching Meditation to Children”
  5. Greco, Laurie A. and Hayes, Steven C: “Acceptance & Mindfulness Treatments for Children & Adolescents
  6. Lark, Liz: “Yoga for young people”
  7. Greenland, Susan Kasier: “The Mindful Child”
  8. Langer, Ellen J: “The Power of Mindful Learning”
  9. Lantieri, Linda: “Building Emotional Intelligence”
  10. Lark, Liz: “Yoga for kids”
  11. Schoeberlein, Deborah: “Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness”
  12. Wood Vallely, Sarah: “Sensational Meditation for Children”

Compiled by M. Lee Freedman, MD,CM, FRCP(C)