Maria goes live every other week, taking turns between her author Facebook page and her private Empowering Kids with Character Facebook group. On September 19th, Maria shared some meditation apps her family enjoys. You can watch the video here.
Do you use meditation? What about with your children? Maria shared that she will sit her children, after school, and they will do a 5-minute guided meditation, using a YouTube video. However, before bed, she prefers to not have them staring at a screen (there are so many studies out there proving this is not good to do right before bed!). Instead, she has an app on her phone that she downloaded and uses. The one she prefers is Headspace. They choose anything from 1 – 3 minutes, as Maria’s kindergartner is normally with her and that’s about as long as he’s able to hang. I’m sure we all can relate, if we have a child that age! This app incorporates positive character, such as kindness, so Maria loves that aspect.
She also listed the following 4 apps for mediation:
- Calm – this one has soothing sounds.
- SimpleHabit – this one will help you create habits, one of which would be meditation!
- RelaxMeditation– this one has soothing sounds and timers so you know when your meditation time is up.
- ThinkUp– with this one, you can record your own affirmations – they create the affirmation and you record it in your voice!
Maria has a parenting challenge coming up October 14th – October 18th! She had one back in January 2019 with almost 1k participants!!!! It was so powerful and she’s so excited to host another one. You don’t want to miss this! You can sign up here!
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Remember that Maria alternates these videos between her author page and the private Empowering Kids with Character page, which provides more ideas on the monthly theme and also support from fellow parents and educators!
Transcribed by Mandy Bush, Executive Assistant