Focus on breathing
Meditation begins and end with the breath. It may seem impossible to your teen to sit in silence, avoiding thoughts, but just remind them it all starts with the breath.
Explain the benefits
Your teen is going to want to know what’s in it for them, so teach them the benefits of meditation. These include improved concentration, more energy and positivity. When they’re inspired, they’ll be more likely to follow the practice.
Practice what you preach
Be mindful yourself! Your teen is more likely to practice meditation and mindfulness if they see you doing it and being successful.
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There are many meditation-related apps teens can download onto their smartphones to help them with their mindful practice. It may seem ironic to use a smartphone when trying to disconnect, but an engaging app may be what your teen needs to get motivated and keep track of their progress.
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