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    How Does Mindfulness Affect Children Academically, Socially and Emotionally?

    Mindfulness allows the brain to be more accessible to learning, as it helps to clear the mind of distraction. Research suggests that mindfulness increases student achievement. It also strengthens children’s social skills to manage conflict in positive ways. Mindfulness helps children to learn to be comfortable with their thoughts and feelings, therefore increasing their overall self-esteem. The overall impact has great effects on children’s development at all ages.

    Evidence for the Impact of Mindfulness on Children and Young People
    Katherine Weare Emeritus Professor,
    Universities of Exeter and Southampton skw@soton.ac.uk