If we push children too hard, or they struggle to do something normally achievable due to stress, they learn to define that task as unsolvable and will start to see any related tasks as being very difficult. This is what we call 'learned helplessness' and we all suffer from it to some extent.
Meditation for children not only reduces stress, but works to improve all aspects of brain function and development:-
- The hippocampus, which is responsible for memory, grows larger.
- Young meditators develop a more active and thicker growing prefrontal cortex which aids lateral thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
- Meditation for children with the Beeja technique creates greater brain wave coherence which promotes better connectivity throughout the brain.