Children nowadays are not exempted in the devastating attack of stress. Children are, more often than not, exposed to bullying, troubles in school like loaded assignments and projects, classmates and teachers also, as well as even at home when they see that family members are not at peace, especially in the advent of a divorce or any form of separation.
Nonetheless, other simple situations like their lollipop has dropped to the floor, or if they accidentally broke a vase, teasing, or if they loss their pencils are also stressful to these kids. Nonetheless, these circumstances may appear okay to us, adults, but for them it may feel like it is the end of the world. It is therefore important, especially for parents, to get to know their children and what makes them feel distressed, thereby avoidance of such may still be imminent.
Meditation, on the other hand, has been proven to oppose the disturbing occurrence of stress and its upsetting effects. Meditation benefits are also considered helpful to children; thereby application of such in the lives of the kids will help them get through life in a happier and healthier manner. Although in dealing with kids, meditation techniques should suit their age. Many recommend having these meditation exercises be introduced to children when they reach the age of three. These meditation exercises should be done during the most comfortable time - the time when they are not too tired and not too preoccupied with some other activities. Bedtime may be a good time, depending if the child still has the energy to do meditation for a few minutes, otherwise your kid may sleep during the exercise.
Meditation benefits for children may include good development of memory and the ability to focus or concentrate, which may be helpful especially with their studies and field of interest. Parents may practice such meditation exercises not only to help their children lead a stress-free life, but also a chance for these children to focus on their selves.
This is very important as growing children should learn to value their selves as an individual who is part of a family or a community but separate from them in some ways. Moreover, appreciation from other people may be essential, but the appreciation of oneself is very important to give them the confidence that they need now and in the future. In addition, meditation may help children relax, free from the worries brought about by school and other activities, thus making them feel happier and comfortable.