If we can provide a blanket of support and teach children how to maintain balance and find peace, then there is no limit to what our children can achieve.
How often would you tell your children not to study and just watch TV instead? Probably not too many times, right? Why, because you obviously want the best for them. And who other than you would know the best for your child?
You always want to give them the best of everything, be it clothes, education or food. You get them the best gifts on their birthdays and do whatever it takes to keep them happy, healthy and be successful in life.
And now it’s time to give them the best gift of their life – something which they will cherish lifelong and be grateful for, for it will change their life for the better. A simple yet very effective technique called MEDITATION – one of the most valuable skills we can teach our children.
What Is Meditation?
Meditation is a practice for calming one’s mind and body. Meditation can assist with improving concentration and focus, calming anxiety, and reducing impulsivity, among other benefits. Meditation takes time, commitment, and practice; it is not an exercise that should be applied only when your child is stressed out, worried, or lacking focus.
Here are a few benefits of children’s meditation:
- Enhanced focus
In just a generation or two, things have changed so much that our attention spans can’t keep up. Between social media and technological gadgets, kids – and adults – are constantly surfing the internet, interacting via social media and playing video games indoors instead of reading a book, taking a walk or playing sports. Children who grow up with their noses in their devices often find it difficult to focus and remain attentive. Meditation teaches them that it’s possible to direct their attention at one thing at a time, and that it actually feels great not to be distracted.
- Fostering compassion and self-esteem
Due to pressures and circumstances beyond their control (and sometimes beyond anyone’s control), kids may sometimes feel like they’re not able to have courage. This can be tough sometimes, especially when a child is bullied or badly teased by others. Most of the insecurities people have as adults can be traced back to their childhoods. The good news is that meditation can bolster children’s feelings of security, empathy and inner stability, and this, in turn, builds compassion, joy and self-esteem. Meditation teaches kids – and adults – that right now is enough.
- Boosting confidence
Mindfulness for children helps kids gain self-awareness and become more confident. Confidence develops naturally when kids learn from their meditation practice that they don’t have to react to all of their thoughts and emotions – they can choose which ones merit their attention and response. Confident kids are better equipped to deal with unfamiliar situations. Thanks to this adaptability, they become better problem solvers and develop a deeper appreciation of life.
- Building empathy and happiness
Mindworks meditation experts say that the more you give to those around you, the more you gain. Children’s meditation helps them learn how to share their love with other children. They become more patient and understanding, listen more readily to others and empathize with them.
At Quantum Space, Learning and Innovation Hub, we incorporate meditation in all our coding programs so that the students approach coding with enhanced focus, confidence and creativity.