Are you also worried about the mental health of your child? As parents and as teachers; we often face unhealthy behaviour and practises by the children. We meet aggressive small kids with irritating habits. These young and vulnerable children are exposed to the fast-paced world with internet, online gaming and social media.
This competitive environment with virtual world plays an important role in the mental development of kids these days. Raising healthy children in the current scenario is a challenge, a healthy body isn’t enough. Truly healthy means, the emotional health of the child must be nurtured and strengthened. Developing a positive mental attitude is also essential.
Overexposure of the information through different mediums is turning our kids into slaves of mobile phones and electronic devices. To maintain a perfect virtual life is placing unprecedented stress and pressure on children. The addition of social media also leads to the negative peer pressure, gaming addiction, Aggression, Bullying among others it is also a form of lifestyle disease, that needs a structured resolution.
Youth needs to be equipped with effective skills to cope with the increasingly demanding lifestyle, fight the symptoms, and start mindful and compassionate living. Meditation is a healthy way to protect and equip our children to combat stress and anxiety. It will also help children learn the strategies and techniques to improve their concentration. Practising meditation helps the teenagers to be more focus and calmer. Meditation trains the mind to relax and stay positive. Meditating just for a few minutes a day can help your teen gain emotional balance. This is an excellent way of character building and inculcating values in the small children than just teaching the moral values in books for numbers and grades.
Research and Studies have proved that youth who meditate are happier, more focused, and also less likely to engage in unhealthy behaviours. Self-Inquiry, a meditation technique, is the method to examine ourselves and keep constant awareness of who we are. It is the direct path to discover the unreality of a person and his thinking.
This meditation technique helps us understand our potential, our strengths, and weaknesses. It removes the superficial illusion and helps us discover our real self. Other benefits would be improving the focus, calmness, critical thinking and better decision-making skills for a successful life.
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