D15 Marquardt Administration Center
3/11/2020 12:00 AM –

All parents can use assistance in finding balance and increasing happiness and calm. And introducing mindfulness into the lives of our children and teenagers is perhaps the greatest gift we can offer. Mindfulness builds emotional intelligence, boosts happiness, increases curiosity and engagement, reduces anxiety and depression, soothes the pain of trauma, and helps kids (and adults) focus, learn, and make better choices. If that weren’t enough, research in neuroscience now shows that mindfulness significantly enhances what psychologists call “flourishing”—the opposite of depression and avoidance.

At 9:30am Wednesday, March 11 at the Marquardt District 15 Administration Center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights Dr Willard will present Mindfulness Practices to Foster, Relaxed and Happy Children (ages 3-8). Our youngest children can also benefit from the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment.

At noon on March 11 Dr Willard will speak at the Marquardt Administration Center in a repeat of his 7pm program, Growing Up Mindful, Capable and Resilient.