Meditation & Children

Children both need and find it fun to meditate, relaxing, grounding - Monya Faugli - Mental Professionals, Dietikon, Zürich
Children both need and find it fun to meditate.

Meditation is a technique for health and welfare that has a major impact on everyone. It's not enough for us to just take care of the body. It is also good to take care of the mind.


Meditation has a big positive impact on growth and development in small children. It is proven that children who meditate get better grades at school. In addition to helping with the welfare of the child, it also improves their concentration, relaxation, creativity and resilience.


In today’s high-tech, fast-paced world with TV, internet, timetables full of activities, cell phones, it’s pretty easy to become over-stimulated.  All these forms of stress have come into the child's life as well. Therefore, we should not forget that these young children have an immature nervous system. It is difficult for them to process multiple stimuli at once.

Then, we send them off to school, where they are expected to concentrate and focus. Over-stimulated children may start to have problems when it comes to social, as well as language and motor skills. And of course, difficulty concentrating. These things can lead to trouble learning and behavior in the future. But through meditation they can balance and outweigh the negative effects of being overstimulated.


We all love our children and want the very best for them, so why not consider a tool that can help them become more mindful and better able to cope with all that is tossed into their world?

Meditation is a nice way to stay grounded. It helps us to be in the present moment so we can enjoy the good times and better managing the trying ones. It helps us to stay connected with our true essence, and build up our sense of self-love and worth.


Imagine learning these tools as a young child and then being able to use them your entire life. Meditation is catching on and currently being taught in a schools around the whole world today, and as a parent it would be good to both learn and teach this powerful tool.


"If every 8-year-old in the world learned meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within a generation."
Dalai Lama


Advantages of childhood meditation

There are a lot of advantages for childhood meditation, but here I give you some that I think is important:

  • Helps them fall asleep, making sleep easier.
  • Reduces and helps to get rid of anxiety and fear.
  • Helps deal with daily stress.
  • Increases creative thinking.
  • Helps them control their frustration.
  • Improves concentration.
  • Strengthens their immune system.
  • Increases the speed of sensory and cognitive processing.
  • Helps improve their self esteem and confidence.
  • Increases control and lets them get rid of muscle aches or physical discomfort, which is usually part of this stage of constant growth.
  • Improves physical and emotional self-control and self-regulation, which helps them to be less impulsive.
  • Helps them to process their emotions.
  • Increases their academic achievement.
  • Helps them shape people who are more lovable and more connected to their surroundings and to other people.
  • Improves their social skills.
  • It increases the sense of empathy and gratitude.
  • Helps them confront their daily frustrations and difficulties.
  • Make them feel happier, which improves their mood.

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