The new “it” word is everywhere these days – even causing a special edition of TIME magazine, and for good reason.
We at Legacy Pediatrics have seen a huge need for mindfulness practice in today’s children. Mindfulness/Meditation is an evidence based educational practice. Studies find that youths benefit from learning mindfulness in terms of improved cognitive outcomes, social-emotional skills, and well-being. In turn, such benefits may lead to long-term improvements. Benefits are shown in: Attention and focus, grades, emotion regulation, behavior in school, empathy and perspective-taking, social-skills, test anxiety, stress, post-traumatic symptoms, and depression.