You are excited about adding meditation to your curriculum and you know your students will benefit but you need to provide resources for the concerned parents. Parents need to be reassured that you are not teaching a religion or going to introduce something new to their child that will confuse them. Parents have enough hard to explain topics to deal with and they certainly don’t need to deal with one more so communication and resources are a must. I’ve combed the internet and there are great resources either printable to hand out or links to provide through an email to your parents.

My favorite articles for myself and parents is:

https://eocinstitute.org/meditation/meditation-compassion-they-key-to-your-happiness/

Meditation for Children:

https://mindworks.org/blog/meditation-for-children/

There are a ton of great videos – I use:

Effects of Meditation in the Classroom (great for parents):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0DMYs4b2Yw

How Does Meditation Change the Brain – Egghead #54  (Upper grades):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky6ul4NqVAk

For the younger students (Lower grades) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70j3xyu7OGw is great to introduce mindfulness meditation.

 

I LOVE COLLABORATION! If you find exceptional videos or articles please share them with me on Go Empathy on Facebook or Go_Empathy on Instagram.

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