We live in a hectic, fast-paced world, full of information that can cause stress. These days, it’s more important than ever to take a moment, slow down, breathe and center yourself. This is important for everyone - not just adults. Contrary to what many parents tend to think, kids get stressed, too. The pressure of schoolwork, friendships, social lives and home life get to them the same way a work life and managing bills affect adults.
Implementing family meditation time can help create a calming, healthy environment for everyone. Finding time to meditate can be hard which is why making it a family activity ensures that everyone gets to hit the much-needed mental reset button they need.
For Small Kids, Start with Short Meditations
Kids of certain young ages may find it extra challenging (aka nearly impossible) to sit still for long periods of time. Try starting everyone off with small, 10 -15 minute meditation sessions first. This also helps if your family is very busy and find it challenging to stop to meditate at all. It’s a great way to build up to longer sessions in the future by laying the foundation with short, doable sessions.