They are Halloween ‘mummy’ cupcakes. How creative!
However it got me thinking. To celebrate the upcoming launch of our Calm Kids online course which helps you learn how to teach children meditation – we are announcing a cupcake competition!
If you can make a cupcake that helps us think of ‘Calm Kids’ (you can use your imagination to embrace the idea of meditation/peace etc) and then post it on to our facebook page (Teach Children Meditation). It will be decided by the number of likes it receives from our fans. Prizes are decided in order of number of most likes…
You must have your entries posted on our facebook page above no later than midnight 21st October 2012 and we’ll announce the winners on 31st October 2012.
Happy baking! 🙂
(Rules – you can only post your photo once on our facebook page to qualify. Encourage likes by sharing with friends. Children must be involved in helping with the baking process! 🙂 Only one prize per winner. No prizes are exchangeable for cash).
We are really excited about this as we are bringing out a Calm Kids online course (soon) to complement the book. If you want to be on the waiting list for the online course release, please register your interest
I just watched a fascinating programme on TV about how our brains develop as children and the potential link with autism. Many of the issues they mention, such as sensory overload issues, are exactly what I have been talking and writing about for years and I am delighted that this subject is being recognised, discussed and researched.
It will be fascinating to hear how about the results of the research and perhaps how this can influence the diagnosis and teaching of children with autism and how we support them in the world.
In a previous post, I mentioned my retreat experience with the wonderful Thich Nhat Hahn. One of the mindfulness practices that struck a chord with me was ‘inviting the bell to sing’. This is my interpretation of what this means and how you can teach children to practise using this to help aid their meditation.
‘Inviting the bell’ to sing is where a singing bowl or bell is used as a form of meditation practise. It is something we can use to help children learn mindfulness, meditation and to help improve their concentration levels.
I started up our facebook page ‘Teach Children Meditation Campaign’ to bring this subject to people’s attention and gather support. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that in just over a year we would have over 10,000 people liking our page. I am totally humbled by this wealth of support – thank you to each and every person who (like me) feels strongly about this subject.
I wasn’t sure what to do to celebrate the occassion, so I decided to do a special, special offer on my book ‘Calm Kids’ and the CDs for children/teenagers I have produced. So here it is. I’ll run it till the end of the month and hope you enjoy the words I share both in print form and spoken on the CD – as always they come from my heart.