You may be pondering that surely meditation is unnecessary and possibly ridiculous for such young children. They want for nothing material and have an excellent (if not mindful) mother. Do they really need help relaxing?
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In fact, and in all seriousness, yes, they probably do. “Children suffer stress and anxiety. Frighteningly, the average age for first onset of depression is 13,” says Danny. “They pick up stress and mood from their parents and teachers. If everybody around them is anxious, they become the same.” Social pressures and testing in schools add to this.