We’ve all seen a “problem” child in action and know he can get out of hand; and if you’re an educator [bless you!], that’s just a day in the life. You may have even calculated how hard of a slap would send her flying across the room. But… jail. Really, you can’t even get mad at them because they’re children and, although some know better, behavior is a reflection of their environment and their parents’ parenting, or lack thereof. Kids just express their frustrations, anxiety, sadness and insecurities the best way kids know how. And in school, nobody is listening so they’re being conditioned to just be quiet and accept their punishment. You don’t have to be a psychology major to understand what that can do to a child’s spirit.
Meditation is an excellent tool to regain calmness and a sense of control; it should be used more frequently as such instead of just an alternative to detention.
article via thegrio.com Students at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore aren’t sent to detention when they misbehave. Instead, they go to the Mindful Moment Room. Kids who are sent to the Mindful Moment Room are encouraged to practice deep breathing and meditation practices while surrounded by purple pillows, lamps and other decorations. What’s more, while they are there, […]