Last summer I took training in the MindUp program. I have found the program to be very effective in helping children to regulate their emotions and behaviour. Children trained in mindfulness have been shown to develop their ability to focus, improve behaviour and increase academic skills. We will be implementing the program fully in September. If you are interested in finding out more, I encourage you to check it out on-line. The MindUp program has been developed by the Hawn Foundation in the United Stated. Founder of the program is actress Goldie Hawn.