Our Children Are More Stressed Than Ever These Days
Stress is the modern-day equivalent to the scary monster that, when we were children, hid under our beds and kept us up at night. According to a study by the American Psychology Association, stress greatly impacts health and behaviors – in both adults and children – with individuals reporting physical and mental health-related symptoms such as headaches or feeling anxious or depressed. Fortunately, there’s a powerful and effective way to quiet the chaos in our lives: mindfulness.
Taking a moment to notice where you are, tapping into your senses and focusing on your breath are the core tenets of living a mindful life. Today’s mindfulness rests in medical and psychological practices as a healing, restorative and preventative tool to help with stress reduction leading to a healthier mind and body, and learning about it can have tremendous benefits, both for you and your children.
Our children are more stressed than ever these days. How do they cope with stress? The summer issue of MASK The Magazine dedicates 96 pages to the importance of practicing effective mindfulness in our every day lives. Discover what mindfulness is and how it can be a powerful tool to relieve stress in adults, children, and teens.
Whether you have a Pre-K, elementary, middle school, high school or college student, Dr. Shefali Gandhi, a licensed psychologist in Scottsdale, Arizona offers an age-appropriate guide to learning and practicing mindfulness and reaping its rewards in the “Making The Grade” section of MASK’s summer issue.
Readers will also learn seven evidence-based ways practicing mindfulness meditation can help children; how parents can model mindfulness; and will gain an inside look at the secret lives of teenagers – the stresses they face and how they deal with them.
The summer issue of MASK The Magazine is filled with timely and trending information – from the fake Xanax presence in our society, to need-to-knows on health, prevention and connection.
From cover to cover, MASK The Magazine is packed with parenting advice from medical doctors, clinical psychologists, professors, and professionals, as well as moms, dads, and high school students. MASK The Magazine offers solutions to the modern-day challenges families face and can be delivered conveniently to your door for only $24 per year. Click here to subscribe.