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Testimonials from parents describe the positive changes in their children since the start of meditation practice. Their children:

* became calmer, kinder, and more thoughtful of themselves and the world around them,

* developed a stronger sense of self, and

* learned to comfort themselves when feeling anxious.

Baby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children is the first book to show parents and educators how to teach meditation to preschool-age children. Through irresistible photos and easy-to-follow text, Lisa Desmond clearly explains her copyrighted method of teaching meditation to children 18 months to three years old. Baby Buddhas also highlights the benefits of meditation for parents and children and shows how to incorporate meditation into family life.

Part One, Creating Your Space, explains how to create a simple meditation space in the home or school and explains the importance of sound, posture, and breathing. In Part Two, Adult Meditations, adults learn three meditations to give them an opportunity to learn and meditate on their own before teaching children. Part Three, Children's Meditations, includes 10 meditations suitable for children, organized from simplest to most complex. The children's meditations include the Sunshine Meditation, in which the child learns to breathe in a sunshine ball of light full of love, and the Om Meditation, which helps children calm themselves and feel love, even when their parents are away. All the children's meditations use repetition and simple words and images that children can easily understand.

Parents who have used Lisa's techniques marvel at how their children have become calmer and more focused since they started meditating. With Baby Buddhas, parents and educators can give the children in their care a gift that will last a lifetime.

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