While this may be the most wonderful time of the year for parents, going back to school can be a stressful experience for students. This year, pack some mindfulness resources and apps to help make the transition a smooth one.

  • Smiling Mind creates free web and app-based programs tailored to fit the needs of children aged seven and up.
  • Stop Breathe Think is a friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion.
  • The “Take a Chill” app ($1.99) features exercises from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) Program.
  • Download audio tracks from Inner Explorer intended for parents to use with Pre-K and elementary-aged children.
  • Find out which schools in your area offer mindfulness programs using the School Finder at Discover Mindfulness.


Naomi Eaton