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I recently read an article in SFGate by David L. Kirp, entitled "Meditation Transforms Roughest San Francisco Schools". I was inspired by this article's implications not only for schools in rough neighborhoods, but for my own children in a quiet neighborhood of Gilroy, CA.
My oldest son is in the 5th grade and over the years I have heard teachers express their concern about how their students are increasingly more restless, hyperactive, and have a more difficult time concentrating. These challenges can cause students to act out their frustrations on themselves and others, often resulting in anxiety and peer conflicts. I asked myself, what would it look like to implement Quiet Time - a daily, short period of meditation - in every school? If you too feel inspired by this idea, talk with your teachers and school officials. Share with them what others are doing and the positive impact this can make on young people. This program is an example of how we can uplift and support the well-being of children
and families everywhere.