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A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching Your Children How to Meditate

Everyone is familiar with meditation and its many benefits, but lately, studies have suggested that calming our mind and learning to be present are skills we should be teaching our kids. There have been numerous studies published over the past 10 years that prove the benefits it has on children, from increasing their attention to improving their grades. According to Jessica Bartram, founder of, meditation teaches children to be calmer, less frustrated, and more focused. “Children who do this regularly will notice they are more tolerant and patient in frustrating situations,” she told First for Women. “Their grades improve, they’re more creative and able to ‘think outside the box,’ and they’re able to regulate their emotions better than many of their peers.”

With science backing up the hype, many parents want to jump on the bandwagon, too. But if getting your child, especially very young ones, to sit still with no TV or iPad seems like an impossible task, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it’s a lot easier than you think. Below, six quick tips on how to easily introduce meditation to your kids without boring them.

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