Hello! Welcome to Mindful Little Minds, an online marketplace, blog and community devoted to improving the emotional wellbeing of children.
My name is Sarah, and I’m the creator of Mindful Little Minds. I’m also a wife, a mother of four and a psychologist. And it is my mission to help you build resilient kids, calm homes, and connected families.
Here you will find tools and resources that aim to support you and your children. To help your children thrive at home and at school, so they can be the happy, confident, carefree little humans they deserve to be. And to help you be the calm, confident and happy parent you deserve to be.
Why? Because I’ve worked as a therapist with families, children and teenagers for over 10 years now. And I always hear the same thing from parents, educators, counsellors, support workers. How can I help?
And my answer is always the same. “It starts with you.”
But by the time families come to see me, the situation is often quite desperate. Children are unwell. Parents are struggling. They’re exhausted. Teachers are unsure what to do. Families are strained. Disconnected. Hurting. I can only provide so much support in a one hour therapy session per week.
And because it starts with them, it’s parents that need to do the hard work. It’s those exhausted parents who need to go home and implement strategies to help their children. Manage their own reactions and emotions. Heal their own hurts. Manage their own triggers. Guide their children. And it’s hard. Especially if those parents have their own struggles (as we all do!). Parents need not only skills, but support. Resources. Information.
And so I started thinking. What can I do to support these parents and teachers outside of therapy sessions? What support can I provide them at home? What can I do to help them before they get to this point of desperation. How can I help families in between therapy sessions, or better yet, before children become unwell?
And so Mindful Little Minds was born.
I know that parenting is hard. Raising kids, teaching kids, nurturing kids. It is the hardest, most important thing we will ever do. And there’s no manual, right? We all adore our kiddos. But we all worry that we’re doing it wrong. We all struggle to stay calm. We all worry that we’ll say the wrong thing, or do the wrong thing. We all worry that we’ll fail them somehow.
Well, Mindful Little Minds is here to help. Here you will find products, information and support in relation to:
- Mindfulness for children
- Managing anxiety
- Mindful Parenting
- Growth mindset for kids and teens
- Helping toddlers and children manage emotions
- Yoga for kids
- Building resilience and self esteem
- Mindfulness and stress management for parents
- Gratitude for kids and teens
- And more…
All of these resources are here because they help you, to help your kids. Or your students. They improve their resilience. Help you create calm homes and classrooms. And strengthen your relationships and connections as a family.
So you can all feel calmer, happier and more confident.
Sarah Conway is a psychologist with over 13 years of experience in the field of mental health. Prior to creating Mindful Little Minds, she worked in child and adolescent mental health for over 10 years, with a special interest in anxiety disorders. During that time she provided therapy to children, teenagers and families affected by mental illness, helping them reconnect and heal together.
In her spare time she can be found hanging out at the beach with her four children, drinking coffee and telling anyone who’ll listen just how tired she is.