One of the best ways to teach a lesson is through story telling. When I looked for Mindfulness children’s books, I found Bryan Smith’s book “What Were You Thinking?” It’s a lovely book about third grader Braden who thinks he’s the funniest kid in school. However, his humor negatively affects the teacher, his classmates and his family. His classroom, gym teacher and parents team up to teach Braden impulse control. The story is funny yet poignant and a great example of adults being transparent and holding kids accountable for their behaviour through clear rules and expectations.