A simple meditation for children

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The Calm Monkey

mindfulness for children You don’t have to call it ‘meditation’, just ask your child to breathe deeply and watch the stone go up and down.

This simple meditation can calm your child down and help him to relax and focus, or fall asleep faster.

So many of my meditation students tell me “I would love to teach my child meditation to give him this life skill at a young age.” Here is a simple, fun technique that you can try with your child at home.  Maybe he has trouble settling down at bedtime, or maybe she needs to calm down and focus before doing homework? You don’t have to call it meditation or mindfulness.  Just tell him that “we’re going to do a fun little exercise to calm us down” (or whatever works for your child). Consider doing this along with your child.

  1. Have him lie down comfortably.
  2. Place…

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