In this collection developed by the Kelty Centre, you will find a list of recommended resources for parents and caregivers to learn more about mindfulness, and how to introduce and/or practice mindfulness with your child or youth. This list was developed by the BC Children's Centre for Mindfulness, and is intended to be a starting point to learn about mindfulness. For more resources, visit our resource library.
Breathr provides easy and fun ways to practice mindfulness along with interesting facts about the benefits of mindfulness.
Mindful Parent, Resilient Child: Strategies for Difficult Times
Resilient Parenting is a crash course in mindfulness-based techniques—reinforced by research from psychology and neuroscience—designed to give parents, therapists, and educators the tools they need to tap into their greatest potential.
Mindfulness for Teens
Mindfulness is all about living fully in the present moment, without judgement. This website provides information, tools, and resources to help you get started.
Bringing Mindfulness to Children and Teens
Resources from Susan Kaiser Greenland, one of the leaders in bringing mindfulness to children and teens.
Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning for Children & Teens
The website provides evidenced-informed resources that educate the hearts of children. The collection of resources builds capacity in individuals and communities to support the Heart-Mind well-being of children, and promotes their positive social and emotional development
Present Matters: Mindfulness and Mental Well-beingParents and caregivers are often curious about mindfulness – how do we fit this into our busy lives, does this actually help my child or youth's mental wellness? Listen to Paul Irving and Dr. Dzung Vo, passionate mindfulness, as this episode explores the topic and its role and importance for parents/caregivers who are supporting children and youth with mental health challenges.
A Mindful Approach to Parenting & CaregivingLearn how mindfulness can support your overall well-being and help during common stressors that parents experience, debunk myths and misconceptions that surround mindfulness, and tips on how you can weave mindfulness into parenting and caregiving.
Guided Mindfulness Meditations
Mindfulness can be practiced in many different ways, and can be done at almost any time. Dr. Dzung Vo, Dr. Jake Locke, and Dr. Joanna McDermid from BC Children's Hospital have recorded some mindfulness meditations they use in the outpatient mindfulness groups at BC Children's Hospital.
A Mindful Practice for Stressed-Out Parents
Try this mindfulness practice the next time that mean inner voice pops up and starts making parenting harder than needs to be.
Toolkit for Children, Educators and Parents
This well-being toolkit is intended for educators, parents and caregivers of children. It includes tips, audio and video practices, a Kindness Curriculum and more.