Teach Your Child to Meditate
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Teach Your Child to Meditate

A Fitness-based Approach
4.3 (4 ratings)
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1,009 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2018
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Teach your child to meditate silently for 5 minute sessions.
Requirements
  • Floor space.
  • Child (optional). You may use these exercises for yourself if you feel they'll help.
Description

Studies show that meditation and mindfulness have tremendous benefits for not only adults, but for children as well. Meditation has been shown to increase self-control, curb unruly behavior, impact self-esteem, and help improve socialization skills. There are even studies that suggest meditation can help children improve their grades and help manage diagnosed disorders such as ADHD.

Many kids' meditation programs do nothing more than take adult meditation and repackage it towards children. Some may even succeed in making a child sit still and be quite for a few minutes. The problem is that these programs don't address the fundamental issue of mindfulness, which involves focusing in the moment and clearing away unnecessary thoughts. Let's be honest, this is something that's difficult for adults to do.

Q: So how do you get a squirmy, wiggly, active child to be mindful and focus in the moment?

A: Its easier than you might think. The trick is to work with your child's nature rather than against it.

Children are supposed to move. It's their natural state of being. So why fight it? Use their energy to direct their focus and build on it by consistently taking baby steps to achieve a goal.

This course will help you teach your child to meditate with an ultimate goal of performing 5 minute adult-style silent meditations. It's structured as a fitness program, complete with 25 exercises and a training schedule, and it works by taking advantage of your child's natural need to move in order to help guide them to stillness.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners with little to no experience. Some awareness of meditation is helpful, but not necessary.
Course content
Expand all 37 lectures 01:05:40
+ Introduction
5 lectures 11:39

This is an introduction to the program.

Preview 02:15

Here we go over how we view meditation and how we will approach it in this course.

Preview 02:40

This lecture provides a basic technique for meditation.

Preview 03:05

Here we provide a simple explanation of how to meditate with mantras and why it may help you.

Preview 02:35

You are about to go on a crash-course into meditation to help better prepare you to teach your child.

Getting Ready
01:04
+ Focusing on Your Child
3 lectures 10:58

Here we give guidelines on how to interact with your child while working through this program.

Working with Children
03:23

We provide a detailed, day-by-day, 12 week schedule that you will use to teach your child to meditate.

Your Child's Schedule
03:34

This is a warm-up exercise for your child to do before each session in order to release extra energy so they can focus on meditating.

Wiggles and Giggles
04:01
+ Individual Exercises
16 lectures 25:54

Here we discuss the purpose of the individual exercises.

Introduction to Individual Exercises
01:27
Balloon
01:10
Invisible Gym
01:48
Like a Rock
01:23
Rising Sun
01:46
Rocket Ship
02:36
Rocking Boat
02:20
Rowing the Canoe
02:22
Snow Angel
01:18
Sprouting Tree
01:25
Stretching Cat
01:15
Swaying Vines
01:02
Swimming Fish
01:48
Tightrope
01:36
Tracing Shapes
01:34
Turtle in the Shell
01:04
+ Partnered Exercises
11 lectures 14:40

Here we discuss the purpose of the partnered exercises.

Introduction to Partnered Exercises
01:12
Fingertips
01:19
Heart to Heart
01:22
Fingerlings
01:34
Interlocking Hands
01:24
Magic Mirror
01:22
Patty Cake
01:33
Push Hands
01:41
Raindrops
01:06
Rock the Baby
01:09
Seesaw
00:58
+ Closing
2 lectures 02:29

Here we discuss the benefits of encouraging your child to create exercises.

Kids and Creativity
01:31

A few final words.

Course Completion
00:58