Having the ability to be present and think before reacting, can provide the children with the skills they need to better understand their feeling, to pay more attention and to make wiser decisions.

Mindfulness is a wonderful way to help children manage their emotions, reduce their stress, improve their academics, and even develop better empathy.

Make it special and uncluttered, designating a physical location literally 'holds the space' for mindfulness to become a regular family habit, much like sitting down to eat a meal together.

Before bed is a wonderful time, as the mindful practice relaxes everyone into a more peaceful state.

Schedule a time where everyone talks about what they are grateful for in their life and something they appreciate about others at the table.

Here you will find websites to help you do mindfulness: http://www.calm.com/