Mindfulness Everyday Resource List for Parents, Educators & Helping Professionals

This curated list of resources is the result of over a decade of providing mindfulness programs in educational and community settings. It reflects the content of our own personal library and offers a diversity of approaches – there is no one size fits all in mindfulness. We encourage those on the journey to investigate for themselves what resonates, and what resoruces they can use with confidence and authenticity. ~ Heidi Bornstein and Stephen Chadwick, founders, Mindfuness Everyday.

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Sitting STill App
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The Sitting Still App

Mindfulness for teens and anyone interested in mindfulness

Available in English, Dutch and French. https://www.elinesnel.com/en/sitting-still-app/

Troubled by stress? Difficulty focusing for an exam? Could do with a bit more self-confidence?
The Sitting Still app is a pleasant and accessible tool for winding down your overloaded mind. Connecting with your body. And… trusting your own qualities.
A unstressed mind learns and treats itself better, doesn’t worry about the future or the past as much and sleeps better. It’s good to allow yourself a daily moment to catch your breath, away from the hectic society you live in. And answering the questions after each meditation will help you gain an improved understanding of your own meditation process!

Stop Breathe, and Think Kids


Focus, Calm & Sleep is a just-for-kids version of the popular app for teens and adults. It's geared toward kids age 5 through 10, and it features 15 short video meditation "missions," each of which last between two and eight minutes.

Inner Explorer - The Mindful App For Families (FREE)


The stressors in our lives are growing. During the Covid pandemic you may access our easy to use mindfulness program for free to support you and your family.
Proven benefits of the program are :

  • REDUCES STRESS. Guided breathing and relaxation exercises are easy to do and replace fight or flight responses with calm.
  • BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. Regular practice enhances health.
  • IMPROVES LEARNING. With many students working online and at home, daily use helps kids focus and learn.
  • FOSTERS RESILIENCY. Teaches children to deal with challenges and the skills will last a lifetime.


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

Books and Resources:
author and mindfulness teacher Eline Snel

Sitting Still Like a FrogSitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book Breathe Through This AttentifCommeUne Grenouille L'Eveil de la Petite Grenouille

Resources from Shambala Publications

Sitting Still Like a Frog and Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book Audio Exercises

Sitting Still Like a Frog and Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book Audio Exercises



Mindful Parenting

Mindfulness Everyday Downloadable Resources for Parents and Children


Mindful Parenting Family Tool Kit

Mindfulness can be fun! Here you will find inclusive ways to bring Mindfulness practice to your family life. This is a tool kit if you will, of all ages Mindfulness practices. Please adapt and make them your own, in a way that suits your family. Bring Mindfulness to all of your life with your children. Remembering the key is to take your oxygen before embarking on anything. Simply pay attention to your breath and your body and add Mindfulness before reacting.

Mindful Parents Resilient Children Article by Dr M L Freedman

Mindful Families Article by Dr. Ameeta Dudani

About Kids Health  About Kids Health from Sick Kids Hospital

This learning hub includes resources on COVID-19 and how to help you and your child cope. Find videos that will help you prepare for sleep and for when you need a moment of peace, to understand your situation more clearly and coping with stressful thoughts and experiences. https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/covid-19

Mindfulness Videos from Kids Health

Videos to support mindfulness. Find videos for when you need a moment of peace, to understand your situation more clearly and coping with stressful thoughts and experiences.


Mental Health Resources for Teens


Transform Anger into Positive Action using the Science-Based Techniques
in this 19-episode animated series.

Watch on YouTube Here: 5GoCharge! Animated Anger Transformation Series for Kids

GoCharge! is empowering. GoCharge! really helps you understand WHY you get angry and HOW to start making positive changes in your life.

GoCharge! will teach you:

  • Why anger is a normal, healthy emotion
  • The message anger is trying to send
  • How to break cycles of angry reactions
  • How to "talk" to your anger to transform it
  • To break down angry thoughts and feelings
  • How to transform big reactions
  • To feel more in control and empowered


PBS for Parents - How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus


Sounds True - Children's Books


Sounds True’s children’s books plant the seeds of mindfulness, compassion, kindness, self-care, and other personal growth skills that will benefit our little ones for a lifetime.

Books to buy, Storytime kits to download and videos to watch - a comprehensive offering.

Tips and Excerpts from Awakening Joy for Kids


A) Awakening Joy for Kids - Book and co-author, Michele Lilyanna

B) Tips for Families in Unsettled Times

C) Five-Minute Playful Focus for Kids in Unsettled Times

D) Tips to Awaken Joy in Kids

E) Climate Action for Kids and Families