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Mindful activity for tweens: Mistakes I have made

Something we feel it is important for children to learn from a relatively early age is that mistake are OK. In fact, they are an important part of life and it really is OK to make them. We are sharing with you an activity from the book My Mindful Journal, from Upside Down Books by Trigger Publishing.

mindful activity for tweens

This activity is a really simple little exercise, inspired by Lady Gaga it would seem thanks to this quote:

I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I am not afraid of my flaws.

Lady Gaga

The focus of this activity is to think and understand the necessary place in all our lives for mistakes…

Mindful activity for tweens: Mistakes I have learned from

mindful activity for tweens

This activity suggests to tweens and teens that they look back on the mistakes that they have made. But with an open mind to how those mistakes have helped them learn, and shape their attitudes and ideas.

Perhaps they handed in a piece of homework late, and were given a detention after school; so they know that if they do that again, there are consequences that they don’t like?

Maybe they didn’t think before they said something to a friend once, and upset them?

We all make many little mistakes, even during the course of the day, and some larger ones. But how we handle them can help us to grow as people. Mistakes don’t need to define us, but they can help us to learn and develop into better people.

We hope you like this mindful activity for tweens, do check out the book My Mindful Journal; and encourage your tween or teen to think about their feelings, and be that little bit more present in the moment.

mindful activity for tweens

Mistakes are a necessary part of life – and it is actually more important how we handle them rather that we make them.

“Never judge a person for their mistakes, judge a person on how they fix them.”


If you are looking for other activities focused on mindfulness and/or anxiety, do check out some of the other resources one the site.

Mindfulness resources for kids

These mindfulness resources for kids are great resources to help you and your kids stay in the moment and live in the now.

There are also some wonderful ideas from other bloggers and websites across the web – here are just a small selection for you.

Mindful activities for kids from other sites

Here are a few more ideas for you about mindful activities that your kids can do today.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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