Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD

Mindfulness is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot in the ADHD community, but what exactly is Mindfulness? Why is everyone talking about it? And how exactly does it work?

Mindfulness can be described as paying attention to the present moment without judging thoughts, emotions or physical sensations. Experts estimate that we participate in 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts a day, and as those thoughts roll through our mind, we tend to label them as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and then follow up with an emotional ‘reaction’ that we feel is appropriate to the label. If we decide a thought is ‘bad’ we follow up with anger, sadness, guilt, anxiety or fear. If

we label the thought as ‘good’ we follow up with excitement, joy, hope, arousal, etc.