From our earliest moments, mindfulness can help minimize anxiety and increase happiness.
Mindfulness and its benefits can be introduced to children as an idea, an activity and a skill that reaps rewards in so many ways.
The benefits list from Mindfulness is long, many layered and similar to the benefit lists that flow from many healthy ways of living such as adequate exercise, sleep, entertaining healthy thoughts and consuming nutritious food for example.
Mindfulness is staying present and experiencing 'now'. Children respond well to encouragement in this regard. If the parents are interested in mindfulness and its benefits the children will lean in this direction and trheir interest can be nurtured.