THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MINDFULNESS FOR KIDS

Mindfulness is popping up in child-specific media more and more each day but there’s still so much fogginess around what it actually means, why it’s so important, and how to get our kids actively practicing it. Making mindfulness fun is a great way to introduce your little ones to the practice of mindful living. Here are a few exercises that you can try with your kids to get started…

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Alyssa Morgan
HOW TO: HAVE THE BEST NAP TIME FOR KIDS

Nap time is meant to be a moment during the day when kids can get some much-needed rest and parents can get some much-needed downtime. Knowing when the time is right for a nap, how long it should be, and just how to get little ones settled can make nap times far more stressful than they should be. Parents’ lives are challenging enough, so nap times need to be as easy as possible.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF A BEDTIME ROUTINE

Routines are present in almost every part of our daily lives, whether you know it or not. Routines help us deal with obstacles in our lives. They help us form healthy habits and give us a sense of accomplishment on a regular basis. Setting a routine in place makes daunting tasks seem more like a walk in the park. But even with routines as a staple part of our lives, we all have the tendency to neglect the most important one of all - our sleep routine

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Alyssa Morgan
MAKING LOCKDOWN FUN FOR AUTISTIC KIDS

Full lockdown. Something that none of us anticipate in our lives, especially when routine, structure and daily activities are our solaces. I have a nine-year-old son who was diagnosed with autism five years ago, and the thought of being restricted fills me with dread. This feeling is being experienced by millions of parents and carers across the globe, however, having a child with additional needs brings on extra anxiety and worry. So, what can we do?  Now, I am not saying I have the magic bullet but there are a few ideas that might help create some form of normalcy for your little ones…

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Kids, TipsAlyssa Morgan
SLEEP HELP FOR KIDS WHO RESIST BEDTIME

I first heard the term FOMO several years ago on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which is one of the many guilty pleasure shows Meg and I used to watch before we had kids (I am sure many of you parents can empathize)… As I digested the meaning of FOMO and YOLO, I realized that these sentiments are not actually new because I remembered very well as a child the feeling of FOMO, mostly occurring around bedtime.

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Anxiety, Kids, sleep, TipsAlyssa Morgan
CALMING TECHNIQUES FOR KIDS WHEN ROUTINES ARE DISRUPTED

Feelings can be overwhelming sometimes, especially for children who haven’t learned how to react and respond to them. Managing emotions, even more so during stressful situations, can be difficult regardless of age. This is especially true when routines are disrupted. Routines play a key role in promoting feelings of safety and security in children and when boundaries are broken, they can feel more vulnerable and unsettled.

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SPRING FORWARD TO SAVE YOUR DAYLIGHT

Assistant Professor and Sleep Expert Dr. Azizi Seixas is back again with his best practices on how to tackle the Daylight Saving slump. As a father of two little ones and having extensive experience as a seasoned biomedical researcher, scientist, and health-tech innovator, we are honored to team up with Dr. Azizi and his family to bring you reputable insight and tips around all things regarding sleep and healthy living.

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Kids, Tips, sleepAlyssa Morgan
TOP TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD SLEEP BETTER

In honor of World Sleep Month, we’ve decided to connect you with an amazing sleep expert and scientist to dive into why sleep is so important for both us and our little ones. Dr. Azizi Seixas is an Assistant Professor with a deep-rooted passion for sleep with a specialism in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and health technology. As well as being a husband and father to two, Dr. Azizi Seixas is able to touch on all sides of why sleep is vital - scientifically and as a loving parent.

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SOOTHING BEDTIME STORIES AND RELAXATIONS FOR KIDS

The Moshi sleep app aims to provide sleep help to children all around the world so they can lead a happier and healthier life. With over 65 million bedtime stories read globally, we are definitely taking a step in the right direction. Our Moshi Stories and relaxations are soothing, mindful tools for little ones to become better rested and gain the skills to live a more calm life, while also helping them to learn the basics of mindfulness.

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Kids, sleep, AppAlyssa Morgan
CHRISTMAS EVE BEDTIME SLEEP TIPS

With Santa on his way and the exciting prospect of toys in the morning, Christmas Eve can be a tricky time for little ones when it comes to settling down for a good night’s rest. The excitement of the holiday and prospect of finally catching their favorite bearded man scooting down the chimney is enough for any child to want to stay up as late as possible.

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Tips, sleepAlyssa Morgan
GRATEFUL LIVING WITH LITTLE ONES

The end of November is finally upon us, and you know what that means - Thanksgiving! Practicing gratitude and giving thanks at this time of year has been an American tradition for centuries. While not always easy with traveling to and from family, cooking for hours on end and the extra buzz of excitement in the air, it’s important to take some time to give thanks and show how grateful we all are for the small things in our lives.

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Health, TipsAlyssa Morgan
HALLOWEEN BEDTIME SLEEP TIPS

Halloween - It’s an exciting night full of great memories but can also result in chaos at bedtime due to overstimulation and all the bubbling excitement that comes with Halloween. A proper bedtime routine is important on any night of the year, but even more so on nights where regular schedules have been shifted to accommodate thrilling holiday activities, like trick-or-treating. 

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Tips, sleepAlyssa Morgan
CALMING BEDTIME MUSIC FOR KIDS

It’s no secret that parents tackle all kinds of issues when bedtime rolls around each night. Just getting kids to lie down in bed can sometimes be a challenge, not to mention the time it takes for some children to fall asleep.   Fortunately, there are tricks and tools that parents can use to craft an easier bedtime routine. One of those tools is bedtime music for kids and more and more parents are turning to age-appropriate music that is both enchanting and engaging to help kids fall asleep with ease. 

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Kids, sleepAlyssa Morgan
WHY WE ALL NEED SLEEP

As a child, you’d fight naps. Ask for a million bedtime stories. Beg for a nighttime drink. If only you knew then what you know now – sleep is essential. We all need sleep. And as we get older, we learn to appreciate why. From more energy to better health to a sharper mind, sleep during the night helps fuel us during the day.

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Kids, Tips, Health, sleepAlyssa Morgan
MINDFULNESS FOR MINIS

On most days, it seems like all we’re doing is running from one activity to another. Soccer games, gymnastic practice, dance lessons, and more. We’re so busy that we barely have time to even think about what we’re doing in the moment, our minds are already looking ahead to what’s next. The busier the better, right? Well, maybe not.

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Tips, Kids, HealthAlyssa Morgan
OUR TOP 10 SLEEP TIPS

A good night’s sleep is important for us all, especially kids, as it helps keep them happy and healthy. Establishing a relaxing bedtime routine is one of the best ways to help kids get a good night's sleep. Check out our sleep expert, Dr Kennedy’s, top bedtime tips. 

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