On Monday 1st August we are pleased to launch Happy Smiles Little Meditations, written and facilitated for Little Rockers Radio by mindful Mum, Lynette Carroll Bolton, a regular face on Channel 7 and the founder of LoveLCB.
The short 5-6 minute Happy Smile Little Meditations will air daily at 12pm and 6.30pm (AEST). Children can find a comfortable position with their Mums, Dads or Carers, while Lynette takes them on a mindful journey under the sea, into the fairy garden, on a flying carpet and more.
A child’s family has the first and biggest influence on their mental health. It’s a fact that children can be taught how to cope with their emotions, to bounce back from problems, and to develop positive relationships. Basically, families can teach children these skills as early as possible in life – even from when they’re babies! (Kids Matter website)
20% of adults and 14% of Children are affected by mental health difficulties.
We at Little Rockers are delighted to be working with Lynette to launch Happy Smile Little Meditations. At Little Rockers Radio we are dedicated to helping equip children with the tools while they’re young, to help them grow into happy and healthy, both physically and mentally, adults.
We know that meditation for adults is extremely beneficial in helping to deal with stress, improving sleep, feeling more connected and so on, we also know that for children it helps them to be more self-aware and to better understand their feelings. So why not harness this and help Mums, Dads and Carers easily implement daily meditations for children, which is what we have done with these simple daily short meditations.
Mental Health difficulties affect approximately 1 in 7 children in Australia, and SANE Australia reports that around 20% of adults are affected by some form of mental illness every year. Anxiety disorders affect around 14% of the adult population and depression affects around 6% of the adult population every year. Through Happy Smile Little Meditations Lynette and Little Rockers Radio are hoping to help reduce these figures, equipping children with the tools early, that help them to have strong minds as they grow.
Lynette, who this week launches her online community LoveLCB says, “I truly believe that teaching children stress management skills such as meditation, breathing and yoga at a young age is much more effective than using these approaches as a band aid solution when they are older. The world our children are growing up in is increasingly foreign to us ‘oldies’ and so far removed from the one that we experienced as kids. It is completely overwhelming to say the least. Together let’s provide our future generations with all the love, connection and support they need to navigate this incredible, yet sometimes scary, world in which we all now live.”
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TV Presenter and Mum Lynette is a regular face on our small screen having, amongst a tonne of other things, recently starred in the 2015 series of Dancing With The Stars. In 2016 she joined both the Sydney Weekender and the Yahoo7 Be teams quickly becoming an integral part of both teams.
You will often find her giving her two cents worth on current events with Newsfeed on Sunrise, chatting about the latest Wedding and Event trends on The Morning Show and basically sharing her thoughts on everything from footy to fashion. She is regularly called into the TV studio to discuss the trials and tribulations of being a parent and has featured on many other prime time shows such as The Daily Edition, Better Homes and Gardens, Studio 10, Game Day and HealthyMeTV. She has also joined both Channel 7’s AFL and Racing coverages.
She has two gorgeously crazy kids at home, Siarra (4) and Piper (1), plus her own version of a zoo comprising Stella the dog, Kitty the cat and a handful of frogs in the backyard (plus hubby Jude but don’t tell him we said that!)
Since turning 21 (over and over and over and over again for the last ten-ish years!) Lynette has also embraced a very healthy lifestyle incorporating meditation, yoga, pilates, mindfulness and exercise. She has completed her Kids Yoga Foundation Course and is currently completing her Meditation Facilitators Course.