Teaching kids to meditate

A great idea!

The Calm Monkey

8 year old

Many of my meditation students have instinctively brought their knowledge of meditation home to their families. That’s because they know that meditation works to cultivate more calm in their lives. Building resilience with meditation to deal with our busy lives, our busy monkey minds and the things that can bring us down in an instant – an important skill we can teach our children that will last a lifetime.

Regardless of a child’s age, meditation can be introduced with great success.  It doesn’t even need to be called ‘meditation’ at a young age. Many people have asked me how.  You can use this at any time, at bedtime or when they’re all worked up and have trouble settling down.  It’s simple:

  • get them to stop what they’re doing, then sit or lie down.
  • say ‘we’re going to listen for our breathing now’ and do this with them.
  • have them put…

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