Teaching Children Positive Mindsets and Wellbeing: Win 1 of 2 Grow Mindful Books by Aaron Bailey & Nancy Cameron

13th December 2021

We’re more aware these days of the importance of improving children’s wellbeing for their mental health.

This information wasn’t as widespread years ago.

Many from my generation and older lack the skills or awareness needed to improve their wellbeing.

I struggle myself due to many lessons I didn’t learn as a child, so want to reduce this pattern happening for my son.

We’ve explored various ways to support his mental health, to increase his emotional intelligence so he will be able to notice and vocalise whenever he may need support.

Grow Mindful

Aaron Bailey and Nancy Cameron have created an interactive activity book to teach children the importance of gratitude and affirmations.

The idea for the book came from their own childhoods.

Cameron spent a long time struggling to control and communicate her emotions due to trauma as a child.

She learnt techniques to reduce this struggle when working within schools years later.

Bailey learnt the power of calming strategies, such as meditation, to improve his thought process during stressful situations.

Grow Mindful aims to help children boost their confidence and self-esteem, using strategies to build their resilience and inner happiness.

The book is for children aged 6-11 and comes with stickers, bookmarks, pencils and a dice.

“To be grounded we must be mindful, which is why mindful practice every day is an essential part to self-development. The aim of our book is to give children the best start on their ‘Grow Mindful’ journey which is beneficial for their overall health and wellbeing.”aaron bailey & nancy cameron

Teaching kids to employ a growth mindset helps them to keep composure during stressful situations.

This book offers fun activities that help maintain and create positive thought patterns for improving children’s wellbeing.

To celebrate this book, I have two copies to give away!

Giveaway (ends 12 Jan 2022)

To be in with a chance to win one of these books, please complete the form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This giveaway ends 12/1/2022.

A winner will be selected at random from verified entries.

Email addresses will not be used for anything else, or passed on without permission.

UK residents only, aged 18 or over.

It’s the sole responsibility of Bailey and Cam to provide a prize to the winner and NOT Single Parent Pessimist.

No payment was received for this post. All opinions are honest and my own.


  • Dragonfly63

    13th December 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Make her realise that she is in a safe place and she will and is still loved no matter what she says or dies although we might be unhappy or disappointed with her behaviour sometimes.

  • Sarah Austin

    13th December 2021 at 11:15 pm

    I try and validate my child’s feelings by naming them or using the feeling in a sentence.

    1. Dawn Samples

      27th December 2021 at 9:53 am

      Be open and make my children aware they can talk to me about anything. Writing how they are feeling in a book is also a great idea x

  • Priscilla Stubbs

    14th December 2021 at 9:35 am

    I try and talk to them about my feelings and encourage them to tell metheirs, but one if these books would be a great help.

  • Natalie Burgess

    14th December 2021 at 3:03 pm

    My little girl is very visual so she draws pictures to express her emotions xx

  • Corinne Peat

    14th December 2021 at 8:35 pm

    We talk and walk on the way home from school and my youngest has a journal he writes about his day and we talk about it together.


    17th December 2021 at 11:52 pm

    We instilled from an early age no to keep secrets on how she feels.

  • claire woods

    19th December 2021 at 10:24 am

    Try to engage them in conversation about his day.

  • Laura Johnson

    27th December 2021 at 9:47 am

    My niece has a little book she can write in to express her emotions but I think this could help her as well.

  • Dawn Samples

    27th December 2021 at 9:52 am

    Be open and make my children aware they can talk to me about anything. Writing how they are feeling in a book is also a great idea x

  • Katie Howell

    27th December 2021 at 11:35 am

    Let them understand that all feelings are valid and allow them space to explore them

  • John Taggart

    27th December 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Take his PlayStation off him…..Boy does he express his emotions!!!

  • Laura

    27th December 2021 at 1:31 pm

    I try to explain to them how I think they are feeling and let them know I understand why they are feeling that way and it’s okay

  • Andrew Ingold

    27th December 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Leave it to there parents. I’m the grandad.

  • Ruth

    27th December 2021 at 7:59 pm

    I try to put a word/name to how my nephew might be feeling and why

  • Rich Tyler

    2nd January 2022 at 2:56 pm

    We try to discuss our feelings of the day

  • Claire Driver

    5th January 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Open a discussion or write down what they feel it’s like getting it out of their mind

  • Rachel Butterworth

    5th January 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Just encourage them to tell me how they feel, and let them no there is no shame in expressing your feelings.

  • Laura Pritchard

    9th January 2022 at 12:18 pm

    I let them talk about and ask about whatever they want!

  • Troy Easton

    10th January 2022 at 7:42 pm

    give them a nice present then they feel good with gets it going.

  • Natalie Crossan

    11th January 2022 at 5:59 am

    We talk about the way they feel constantly x

  • Adrian Bold

    11th January 2022 at 4:43 pm

    We always make sure to talk about any issues or when things go wrong.

  • Donna W

    11th January 2022 at 8:49 pm

    I always try to stay calm and not overreact to situations so that my children feel they can talk to me about anything.

  • Joyce Willis

    11th January 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Just listen to them and let them know that they can say whatever they want without being judged

  • Diana

    11th January 2022 at 9:59 pm

    We talk about emotions.

  • Claire Hamilton

    11th January 2022 at 11:42 pm

    We talk about emotions a lot, especially after emotional events,.

  • Kat

    11th January 2022 at 11:50 pm

    We have a book about emotions and talk about what makes us happy and sad.

  • Patricia Barrett

    12th January 2022 at 12:27 am

    Lots of talking as well as books on the subject.

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