The effect of mindfulness-based interventions on inattentive and hyperactive–impulsive behavior in childhood
The meta-analysis examined the effectiveness of mindfulness-based programs on children’s attention problems and hyperactive-impulsive behavior by pooling the results of a total of 21 studies. The results showed that mindfulness-based programs significantly reduce these behavioral problems. Interestingly, this effect was only detectable when teachers evaluated children’s behavior, but not when observed by parents or children themselves. In addition, it was shown that children who are socioeconomically disadvantaged or at risk of poor attention and impulse control due to developmental disorders (e.g., ADHD) showed greater development in attention and impulse control than their typically developing peers.
The detailed discussion of the results can be found in the article available here.