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This paper explores articles on early childhood bullying, the effects it can have on a child’s well-being and possible interventions. Supporting the social-emotional development of young children is offered as a solution to the issue of early childhood bullying by helping children to develop better self-regulation, as well as compassion and kindness. The research states some of the current data on the positive effects of using mindfulness to support social-emotional development of young children. The mindfulness interventions mentioned include, Early Heart Smart Program (EHS), mindfulness-based yoga, mindfulness-based kindness curriculum (KC), social emotional learning (SEL) and mindfulness-based interventions (MBI). The studies on empathy and emotional competence propose that early childhood teacher’s well-being should also be considered when determining how to best support the social-emotional development of young children. Further studies explore the use of mindfulness techniques in supporting early childhood teachers through interventions such as MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) and mindfulness-based training
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Duperval, Briana, "Addressing Early Childhood Bullying by Supporting Social-Emotional Skills with Mindfulness" (2019). Mindfulness Studies Theses. 22.