Until fairly recently due to sanctions imposed by my eldest daughter, Barbie had never set foot through our front door. Now times have changed there is a second legislator in the house, a sparkly younger sister who seems to be collecting a girl gang that could rival that of Taylor Swift, all fully equipped with blown up lips and dressed in clothing surely made for a smaller doll.
Elsewhere, Pirouette has remarked on the benefits of meditation for children, and simple ways that healthier classroom habits have improved school results. So it’s natural to highlight this move at the margins of American schooling to make meditation part of the curriculum. Coding classes, Chinese lessons, Business Skills
“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation”, the Dalai Lama said. All people practicing meditation recognise the benefits of this powerful technique : more energy and focus, clearer thinking, reduced levels of stress, better approach to life, etc. So, can we teach our young children to meditate? Oh yes we can!
I have to insist on the importance of a good nutrition. Maybe it will help to watch the trailer of the movie Fed Up with your children (from age 8) as they will better understand what you are talking about when you stop buying cookies and when you put keep veggies on the table!