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In today’s insanely demanding world, child and teen stress has literally become toxic.
Nearly 60% of youth report feeling stressed about balancing their daily activities. Almost half report feeling anxious, sad, or irritable due to stress. One out of every 3 teenagers in America report feeling tired and overwhelmed by stress. Stress-related sleep problems, academic problems, behavior problems, and youth suicide risk are all on the rise. So is childhood trauma.
Equally challenging is the stress that many parents and teachers face – managing our own lives on top of trying to meet the needs of our children or students. There never seems to be enough time or energy as we all deal with information overload and emotional overwhelm.
When parents and professionals come together to raise ourchildren with clear, caring intentions, we can help restore sanity to humanity – one child, one teen at a time. That’s what A Mindful Village is all about!
Here you’ll find the tools and trainings you need to raise your children – or teach your students – with less stress and anxiety, more mindfulness and compassion.
You’ll learn both clear-minded and warm-hearted solutions for your child’s struggles. And you’ll learn how to transform their stress-filled lives – as well as your own – into one of strength, resilience, and well-being.
Dr. Peter Montminy is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified mindfulness teacher, and educational consultant who has dedicated his 30-year career to improving the well-being of children and adolescents. As a Penn State University professor, Mindful Schools instructor, national workshop presenter, and practicing clinician, Dr. Montminy has helped thousands of kids, parents, and teachers overcome the stressful challenges of their lives. Peter believes that all children are worthy of our mindful attention and compassionate care. His mission is to restore sanity to humanity, one child at a time. And he hopes you’ll join in.