We cannot leave the job solely to social media, television, Internet and peers to provide the context of interpreting life’s meaning for our children. We cannot leave children to their own private, internal resources to make sense of the world around them and expect them to move toward mindfulness. We have the obligation, the duty and the responsibility to engage with children, talk with them and listen to them. When we listen and talk with our children in a mindful way, with the intention of moving them toward living a life of increasing mindfulness — increasing attention, awareness and care for themselves and others — we give our children the gift of a mindful life. What can you do — today — to help a child see a clearer model of mindful living in you, in how you speak, in how you relate to others and in your kindness and compassion? When you live a mindful life in the presence of any child you give him or her the gift of mindfulness in a powerfully authentic way.
Mindful children come from being in relationships with mindful adults.
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