What the Professionals Say
Mindfulness is a key tool that can be used to create the gentle and accepting kind of awareness that bonds a parent and child together. This beautiful book, with affirmations for both adults and kids, will bring peace and colour into your family home. Enjoy!
Mindfulness is increasingly referred to as the foundation of a flourishing life. Whilst children naturally appear to be more mindful than adults, there are times when a mindful activity for children can provide a breathing space for both children and parents. There’s also increasing scientific support for the use of mindfulness highlighting the significant benefits for both children and adults. Kylie has created a beautiful mindful colouring book with positive affirmations that will encourage children and adults to be more mindful and optimistic and experience an increased sense of calm, which is now more than ever required in our busy lives. My hope is that it will also help families to flourish.
Kylie’s Mindful Affirmations Colouring book offers something unique to the known psychological benefits of colouring in, adding the powerful adjunct of affirmations, or positive self talk. My work with children and adolescents has shown how this simple exercise of engaging with a parent/carer in an activity of mindfulness can be hugely beneficial in developing the life skill of emotional regulation. Treat your child, and yourself, to the wonder of mindfulness and the power of positive self talk with this inspirational resource.
A young person with a strong and powerful self-concept is even more important today than it has ever been before. Building the feelings of self worth whilst having fun colouring and repeating affirmations is a unique strategy for parents and child to bond and further develop attachment that is vital for building resilience, risk taking and future success. The mindfulness technique of quietly creating a beautiful visual while constantly seeing the words that have deep meaning enable a calmness in the young person and adult that is so necessary in the busy day to day life. This is just as important for the adult as it is for the child.
As a grandma and great aunty it will be wonderful to have another strategy to have meaningful time with each special young person in a calm relaxed atmosphere. I am grateful to Kylie for developing a resource that I can use to build that important bond with the important young people in my life.
I love the book that Kylie has created! As a developmental psychologist, I can’t emphasise enough the importance of good role-modeling. Children typically don’t listen to what we say but watch what we do. How wonderful when we can provide them with tools to help them calm their minds, dealing with stress, to become aware of their inner world and connect with their emotions. Practising mindfulness is a skill that children can easily learn, just like learning how to ride a bike. With these wonderful colouring pages, practising mindfulness together is fun!
Focusing on the positives within ourselves and the world around us is a skill to be nurtured.
Kylie has created such a lovely gift for the world! What an imaginative and beautiful gift for adults and children to remember the principles of mindfulness. Inviting mindfulness to be fun and playful is a smart way to fully engage all of us, and Kylie has done just that!
As a primary school teacher for 35 years and a facilitator for children’s Mindfulness and Meditation programs, I see Kylie’s Mindfulness Colouring with Affirmations book being a wonderful creative reference resource for our classes .The chosen affirmations fit in beautifully with our kids mindfulness sessions . Well done Kylie your illustrations are delightful.
Mindfulness is a gift. Kylie has created a super fun gift for children and parents to help practise mindfulness. Colouring and affirmations is a perfect combination to allow children and parents to push negative thoughts aside and be in the present moment. It’s easy to imagine a child and parent together enjoying such a calming activity. I also love the fact Gratitude is a key affirming message used within her book. Kylie has provided such a wonderful opportunity with this unique creation.
Kylie's Mindfulness colouring book is a beautiful resource for families. It provides a gentle structure for parents and children to join together to experience informal mindfulness together in a fun and positive way. I will definitely be recommending this book and her resources to the families and schools I work with. In a society that is filled with huge amounts of screen time and disconnection from others, this beautiful resource helps to bring parents and children together to connect in a meaningful way, opening up communication and opportunities for meaningful discussion. Most importantly it helps families to have time to 'just be', being fully present which gives families time to calm down and rejuvenate.
What the Parents Say
This book is so wonderful for my boys and I to relax and come together as a family especially on a Sunday breaky outing! I found the colouring to be therapeutic and calming for us all. I love how it brought the right time to discuss positive affirmations and help them to understand positive words and their meanings. What a fab idea! I’ll be using this after work and school as our daily ritual together! I noticed the much needed connection away from iPads.. Thank you Kylie, much gratitude.
Absolutely blown away by your creativity, love, passion and mindfulness that has gone into your amazing Book beautiful Kyles! I know I will be reading these amazing affirmations and making the connection with my babies through colouring and reading. These special moments will be truly treasured and teach my kids to be beautiful from the inside out. They will teach them selves love, care, honesty, trust, peace, consideration and most of all Calmness away from devices. In literally half an hour in receiving my hand delivered books I have 3 kids colouring, learning and quiet as a mouse. Dream come true!! Keep being the most Gorgeous human being you are Kyles and share this love of yours more and more! I can’t recommend her book enough!
– ris gerrard
My daughter and I absolutely love this colouring book you have created. Your creativity, positivity and love is evident in every beautiful illustration and affirmation. It’s such a wonderful resource to bring parents and children closer together and to have some breathing space in this busy world of ours. I think it is so important to encourage our children to be aware of their inner worlds, and to create loving and safe places for them to reflect on their thoughts and emotions. Practicing mindfulness is such a wonderful tool and this unique and inspiring book helps build their self esteem and positive thinking with colour and creativity. Thank you for creating such a wonderful resource for me to share with my daughter.
Mindfulness colouring workshops at schools, fundraisers, events and stores!
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