When children practice focusing skills, they become aware of what their minds are really up to. Mindfulness practice helps children deal with tough emotions and even improves impulse control. It replaces impulsive reactions with thoughtful responses. Without mindfulness we tend to be reactive, whereas with mindfulness we can respond in a balanced, rational way.
1. To harness the monkey mind
The nature of the mind, when stressed, is to jump from thought to thought like a monkey. If there is tension, then the mind cannot be calm.
2. To prepare for the challenges of adolescents.
If you have an adolescent child, you probably would have seen that they have strong emotions and are easily influenced by the society around them.
3. Healthy emotional development
Is your child experiencing strong emotions such as frustration and fear? It is common through the developmental stages for children to have tantrums and tears. We want them to easily navigate these phases without too much distress
4. Reaching their full potential
Through meditation, your children can discover that there is so much more potential in their life, that the stresses in their life are petty, short-term problems and that they can be successful beyond their dreams.
5. Help to De-stress
Meditation gives our children the freedom from negative effects of stress and allows the mind to be fresh and inspired. It gives them an expansive and relaxed way of thinking which can help bring creativity and clarity.