🧘 I’d like to teach my child/grandchild to meditate. What resources can you recommend?

On the Ten Percent Happier app, there are a number of guided sessions we developed at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic as we heard from many families interested in meditating with their children. You can find these on the Singles tab under the topic heading Coronavirus Sanity; then scroll down to the heading Family At Home. Most of the ones with Susan Kaiser Greenland are geared toward kids. For example, you might try:

Outside of the app, you might appreciate the book Sitting Still Like a Frog, published by Shambhala Publications. Many parents and teachers also enjoy Awakening Joy for Kids, by James Baraz and Michele Lilyanna.

Additionally, there is a great Australian website called Smiling Mind which offers meditation resources for children. Annaka Harris has a website with guided meditations for children ages 6-10, which may be helpful too.

Lastly, you might listen to Sumi Kim’s talk on the app, How to Meditate With Your Kids, or read her newsletter article, Bedtime Meditation for Parents and Kids.