Apps can be a great resource for both kids and adults to learn mindfulness and relaxation skills, and integrate them into our daily lives. Like any skill, relaxation and mindfulness need to be practiced on a regular basis before they’ll be useful in times of stress. Try to set aside a few minutes each day and make this a regular part of your routine. Below are a few apps we often recommend to clients.
For Teens & Tweens
The apps listed above for parents may also be helpful for teens, and some middle-schoolers will still enjoy the “kid” apps. However, here are a few designed specifically for middle and high school-age youth.
- Stop, Breathe, & Think – Includes information on how to meditate and a wide variety of guided activities to explore. Track your progress and earn “stickers.”
- Rays of Calm 2 – Five short relaxation tracks, designed specifically with teens in mind.