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Character and Values

As a parent, it is a good idea to reflect on your own values, to know what they are, and to be conscious of which values you would like your child to embrace. Here are some ways to approach this process.

Practice Meditation

The most common forms of meditation bring you into the present moment—and, in doing so, they relieve stress, lower the heart rate, boost brainpower, and enhance well-being. Here are some tips.

Connect and Be Present

As is the case with meditation, the act of being present with your child is a form of mindfulness that can start with a few focused minutes a day and grow into longer and more active periods.

The World of Spirit

As your child attains the essential skills that allow him to think beyond himself and to develop spiritually, you can help him create a value system, a moral code, and a supportive spiritual community that will serve him throughout his life.

Place Attention on Breathing

Ideas to help you encourage your child to maintain a habit of diaphragmatic (belly) breathing, and discourage thoracic (chest) breathing.

Mindfulness through Breathing

Learning to use the breath as a tool to regulate energy and to cultivate a state of awareness can help bring about incalculable benefits to the health and well-being of both you and your child.

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