Children can benefit from learning meditation at a young age, as it helps them learn how to feel inside of their bodies and manage emotions. In a pandemic year of virtual schooling, teaching children to cultivate inner peace is more timely than ever. Children meditation can have so many benefits that you should really consider it if you are a parent.
“What can you do when you’re mad, sad, or anxious? Find a quiet spot, sit, and breathe. When you meditate every day, your mind stays happy, and even bad days are a little easier,” children’s book author/illustrator Kerry Lee MacLean writes in her book Just Me and My Mind.
Kerry has been teaching children how to mediate for more than a decade. Her work connects to kids by using cute animals to show children how to identify their feelings and moderate their moods using calming meditation techniques. She leads family mediation workshops to help train families learn how to bring inner peace to their chaotic lives whether it is from breathing techniques or just getting out in nature.
In the book, she encourages children to learn about their mind and emotions creatively demonstrating how thoughts can pop up and come out of your head, empowering the kids to take control of these pop ups.