Adorable little girl sleep in the bed

A few months ago, I posted a short bedtime meditation for kids and there have been requests for a new one…so here you go!

This meditation was inspired by Starbright by Maureen Garth

One mom wrote:

“So it’s been two weeks since we started the bedtime routine for C, and things are definitely getting much better.  We developed a 9 point routine, including simple things like getting her pyjamas on and me brushing her hair for a few minutes.  The second last item is listening to your meditation and I think that it has helped her tremendously to calm down and for her body to know that it is time to go to sleep.  The boys even like the meditation, and some nights Z won’t go to sleep until he’s listened to it!  I think we are on the right track, and I’m very grateful because we couldn’t have sustained the way it was.”

In the original post (scroll through my blog, it’s still there…), I wrote:

If bedtime is a challenge for your child…or if you think that going on an imaginary journey is a wonderful way to end the day, give this guided meditation a try.

If your child struggles with anxiety or if you’ve been apart all day, lie down beside him/her and go on this journey together–it’s a beautiful way to reconnect.

Once you know how to get your child to the gate of their garden, you can create your own adventures that play to the interests and imagination of your son or daughter. Visiting the same location over and over again (whether it’s a garden, a beach, a planet in space…) is a subtle way to create a soothing, comforting place they can visit anytime in their imagination. They will get to know this place so well, night after night, in connection with you and you can encourage them to conjure it up in stressful moments throughout their day.

Sleep well!

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