Meditation For Kids Anxiety

meditation for kids anxiety

According to JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), 20.5% of youth worldwide struggle with symptoms of anxiety. In other words, every 1 in 5 kids globally are experiencing anxiety. This is an increase of nearly 50% since 2012.  With limited mental health resources for kids, parents across the world are seeking alternative practices to […]

7 Common Types of Meditation and How They Help Kids

7 common types of meditation and how they help kids

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) children as young as eight years old spend, on average, six hours per day on a screen.  Combined with overscheduling, content overload, and the rising mental health epidemic, kids today are more stressed than previous generations. In a world with rampant overconsumption and high levels of mental health […]

3 Meditation Practices to Help Kids When They’re Sick

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Some of the most practical uses and benefits of meditation and mindfulness are experienced when a child is ill. Meditation is certainly not the cure for the common cold or flu, but if your little one is in need of a bit of comfort, you might want to incorporate a simple meditation practice along with […]

5 Signs Your Child is Burned Out

5 signs your child is burned out (and how to help)

Let’s face it: life is hard. Between parenting, work, family and friends, volunteer work, and maybe even caring for aging parents, our plates are full. For the past few years, life seems even harder. We’ve had pandemic stress, rising food prices, and global tension in many places of the world. You may have heard the […]

How Meditation Helps With Emotional Regulation

How meditation can help with emotional regulation

For a lot of us, emotional regulation is something we do unconsciously. Like for example, remaining calm when a coworker makes a snarky remark about our new hobby. But for some, especially little ones, emotional regulation skills can be harder to develop. The good news? Meditation is being linked to improving emotional regulation skills through […]

What is Meditative Drumming?

How to teach children meditative drumming

What is meditative drumming? Meditative drumming is a form of meditation where the drum’s rhythm, sound, and feeling are the objects of focus. Similar to other forms of focus meditation, meditative drumming brings awareness and attention to the present moment.  Can kids meditate with drums? Like other forms of meditation, kids can greatly benefit from […]

Benefits of Meditative Drumming

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If you’re looking for a fun way to encourage your child to meditate, try introducing them to meditative drumming. Drumming, as a form of meditation, has been practiced for thousands of years, all over the world.  Meditative drumming One of the wonderful things about meditation, in addition to all its benefits, is the sheer number of […]

How To Encourage Self-Love For Kids

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February is all about love and valentines. There are parties, valentine exchanges, and heart-shaped boxes of candy. The focus is often on ways kids can be kind to others. They may be encouraged to make and give valentine cards, to remember friends and loved ones, and to share appreciation and gratitude for teachers or community helpers. […]

Are Kids Affected by the News?

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Whether you open up a social media app, turn on the TV, or flip through the newspaper, there’s no denying the fact that the world is in a high state of stress. Adults are stressed, and kids know it. Children have always been in-tune to the state of the world, and to the energy of […]

Children’s Sleep: The Power of 39 Minutes

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Most of us know that sleep is essential to children’s health. That’s pretty common knowledge, but a recent study found that even 39 minutes of less sleep per night can negatively affect kids.  The importance of children’s sleep A research study recently published in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) highlighted the importance of sleep related […]