Sitting Still Like A Frog
Mindfulness Exercses for Kids (and their Parents) with CD

By Eline Snel
Foreword by Jon Kabat-zinn
Read by Myla Kabat-zinn

Sitting Still Like A Frog

Simple mindfulness practices to help your child (ages 5-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions. 
Includes a 60-minute audio CD of guided exercises read by Myla Kabat-Zinn.

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Resources for parents, children and families interested in exploring mindfulness, regualrly updated with mindfulness practices, songs, stories and resources (some for download)

Sara Marlowe


Gayle Saifert, D.C.S., RSW

Nicola Bangham, MA

Following the principles of conscious parenting, Alissa helps parents move beyond judgement, frustration and reactivity into a state of greater calm, connection, compassion and self-awareness.

Individual Parent Coaching can be done- IN-PERSON, PHONE or SKYPE

Alissa Sherman, B.A Psych, Certified Coach

**Services may be covered under private insurance plans**



We've put together a list of resources as a starting point for those interested in exploring Mindfulness further.

Mindful Parenting Courses

Mindful Parenting Groups with Gayle Saifert and Dr. M. Lee Freedman

Through interactive discussion and mindfulness practice exercises, parents in the program will begin to experience and learn:
• Skills to manage parental stress
• Practices to decrease reactivity and remain calm and balanced during stressful times
• Strategies to help respond to parenting challenges with kindness, and wisdom rather than reacting automatically
• Learn ways to improve parental self care
Location, Dates and Time: 381-A Eglinton Ave W, side entrance off of Elmsthorpe Ave
6 Week Group: contact Gayle Saifert, 416-333-0640 or
Registration and Fees:
• $425 per person, $750 per couple
• $75.00 non-refundable registration fee required to secure placement

Mindfulness for Children & Families with Sara Marlowe

For children 6-8 and their caregivers.

Email Sara for info and registration.

Mindful Parenting Coach with Alissa Sherman

Alissa will provide guidance and support to parents who are feeling frustrated and emotionally charged and want to learn to parent without conflict or stress. 
As a parenting coach Alissa's goal is to empower you to feel the deepest connection with your children.
She will show you how to raise children to live an authentic, aware and fulfilled life by helping you to live with more awareness and clarity.
Together we will explore the following:

Learning to parent more mindfully means learning to:

Location, Dates and Time:  Private coaching can be done IN-PERSON (Avenue road and Lawrence area) by PHONE or SKYPE
Contact ALISSA SHERMAN at 416-509-7775 or
 Fees- Call for prices. Services may be covered under private insurance plans. Please check  your insurance policy for eligibility 

Email Alissa for more information


Books Related to Mindful Parenting

  1. Bailey, Michelle L.: Parenting your Stressed Child
  2. Bell-­‐Devaney, Geoff: A Mindful approach to Parenting
  3. Bertin, Mark: The Family ADHD Solution
  4. Hawn, Goldie: 10 Mindful Minutes
  5. Kabat-­‐Zinn, Jon and Myla: “Everyday Blessings”
  6. Maloney, Raelynn: “Waking Up: A Parent’s Guide to Mindful Awareness and Connection
  7. McMurry, Christopher: “Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance”
  8. Napthali, Sarah: “Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children
  9. Ohye, Bonnie: “Mothering from the Heart”
  10. Placone, Pilar M.: Mindful Parent Happy Child
  11. Rogers, Scott: “Mindful Parenting”
  12. Roy, Denise: “MOMfulness”
  13. Siegel, Daniel J. and Hartzell, Mary : “Parenting from the Inside Out”
  14. Siegel, Daniel J.: The Whole Brain Child
  15. Vieten, Cassandra: Mindful Motherhood

 Books Related to Mindfulness for Children and Adolescents

  1. Biegel, Gina: “ Mindfulness-­‐Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens”
  2. Case, Karen I., Proulx-­‐Schirduan, Victoria and Shearer, C. Branton: “Mindful Education for ADHD Students Thich Nhat Hanh. Planting Seeds: Practicing  Mindfulness with Children
  3. Fisher Huck, Laurie: “Meditation for Kids”
  4. Fontana, David and Slack, Ingrid: “Teaching Meditation to Children”
  5. Greco, Laurie A. and Hayes, Steven C: “Acceptance & Mindfulness Treatments for Children & Adolescents
  6. Lark, Liz: “Yoga for young people”
  7. Greenland, Susan Kasier: “The Mindful Child”
  8. Langer, Ellen J: “The Power of Mindful Learning”
  9. Lantieri, Linda: “Building Emotional Intelligence”
  10. Lark, Liz: “Yoga for kids”
  11. Schoeberlein, Deborah: “Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness”
  12. Wood Vallely, Sarah: “Sensational Meditation for Children”

Compiled by M. Lee Freedman, MD,CM, FRCP(C)