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5 tips on mindfully talking to kids about a non-mindful election

Mindfulness expert shares her tips

mindfully speaking to kids about non-mindful election
If you're anything like me, you've banned 24-hour news stations from your home.

I'm sorry. I just can't anymore.

I consider myself to be well versed on politics and generally I'm enthralled by them, but something is different this time. I'm disturbed by, well... everything.

I was recently introduced to Kathy Walsh, the Founder of Peace Place for Kids and the author of a slew of mindful parenting books as well as mindful children's books. Like many of us, Kathy has found herself disgusted at times during this election cycle.

"As we are nearing the last few weeks of the campaigns, things seem to be getting more and more heated," says Kathy.  "It's important to remember that children are watching and listening too."

So before tonight's final debate, what can we do as parents to help protect our children from the challenging energy this election cycle has created?

Click here to read Kathy's 5 tips on how to mindfully talk to children about a non-mindful election.