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Does anyone have experience teaching and/or principles to children? Or maybe some book recommendations? I've been thinking about introducing this stuff to my 5yo son and I'm not quite sure how to approach it.

@anatta Jeff Warren & Christine Alevizakis have good guided meditations in podcast format.

kidevolve.com/creative-mind-jo

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IMHO (and experience with 3 kids) I think it's simply best to 'live the Dharma' oneself and they'll pick up whatever they do by osmosis.

One of our kids became quite 'Zen' as he grew up, another has become a sceptic and atheist, and the other is too young to care. ;)

We have a friend who sent her kid to a Steiner school, and now that he's a teen, he's become incredibly rebellious and quite ill-behaved.

I believe it's a good idea to let kids naturally build up a 'healthy' ego first.

@voidspace yeah, this overall point is what I think I'm struggling with. I do my best to follow the path but my oldest (5yo) seems take that as an invitation to double down on his attachments so to speak. There is a part of me that thinks that I'm being silly to expect him to be able to pick up on this so young but I also want to help him with issues he struggles with (especially when they bleed over into school, etc).

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