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10 Mindfulness Tips for Elementary School Students

As scientists continue to study education and how the brain works, it's becoming more evident that we need to teach social-emotional learning alongside academics.

Mindfulness is one way to help children deal positively with stress, emotions, and other people's words and actions. Practicing mindfulness helps people stay focused on the present and opens up avenues to self-awareness and ways to regulate emotions and reactions.

Everyone—particularly children with learning disabilities such as ADHD—can benefit from practicing mindfulness. It helps relieve anxiety and depression, reduce stress, and increase focus.