Mindfulness for Kids: Building a Parent’s Toolkit

Evening Mindful Parenting Series
In February, the Family Care Office will be offering a two-workshop Mindful Parenting series. Introduction to Mindful Parenting will be offered online on February 9 7:45 pm – 9 pm. Mindfulness for Kids: Building a Parent’s Toolkit will be the following week at the same time. Notes:
1) Please try attend both workshops if you can! Please register for each one of you are planning to attend both.
2) If you are planning to participate with someone with whom you co-parent, please submit two registrations even though you might be logging in from the same device. Thank you!


Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

In this workshop we will explore practical ways of bringing mindfulness to the home. We will cover topics such as the benefits of a mindfulness practice for children, how to establish a mindfulness routine, and tips on practicing mindfulness as a family. Parents will leave with ideas of hands-on exercises, as well and simple and fun meditations to try with their children.

Facilitator: Mari Rossi has been facilitating mindfulness and yoga programs for parents and children for 15 years, and has led the Family Care Office Mindful Parenting programs since 2013. Mari has a degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health from the University of Toronto, and is currently a PhD student in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at U of T. Between her academic pursuits and mindfulness teaching, Mari finds time for her most important work: parenting her two kids, aged 11 and 13.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are welcome. Partners and family members (including chosen family members) who are co-caregivers with U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.