When we talk about mindfulness for children, among all the books of Thich Nhat Hanh in Spanish, which most the Dutch therapist Eline Snel “calm and attentive like a frog” , I want to stand out one of those illustrated volumes that, in addition to reading, you definitely want to have. It is among the books in Spanish Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the simplest but most profound. “Why does the world exist?”
If you want to introduce your children in mindfulness for children, a Zen master answers to questions that children do, it can be a good start. A nice copy with illustrations by Jessica McClure for the entire family.
“Why does the world exist?. A Zen master answers to questions that children “are Thich Nhat Hanh with illustrations by Jessica McLure Editorial Kairos.
To talk about mindfulness for children, do not have to be afraid to explain in a simple and friendly way, a reality that, without having religious overtones, if you can offer them a clear vision of why the world exists and how to offer your enjoyment from the present moment.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh , this book offers a number of answers to those questions that children are made; and does so from the point of view of the Zen tradition.
One does not have to Buddhist being or participate in another religion or spiritual tradition to understand the simplicity with which Nhat Hanh brings us to the solution of many of the enigmas that parents will arise each day to the unpredictable questions of your children.
Questions like what I do when I feel sad ?, why people fight ?, how I can make new friends ?, What is meditation and why meditate people ?, What I have to do when a person you feel bad and I want to help you feel better? or why my brother behaved so badly with me? They have the grandeur of a response from the simplicity of a being like the Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
About the author, we also discover who is at the end of the book and all with illustrations of Jessica McClure.
Certainly a publisher like Kairos which usually follow promptly as you can see from the Bibliomind of Plenacción, regale us copies like this is one of those bibliographic delights that should not be missed, especially when you have children.
As an example of what is told in the book, worth the text of one of those “snacks” in comic mode dotted throughout the book:
“After having become aware of your anger, you can be a mable with him. Do not insist on controlling your bad mood because, just what you do, You unleash a fight with him who still gets worse. Stays with your anger and accept it and after a while, you will find you need no longer explode. Thus, anger will become alone, without harming anyone. “
If what you want is to start with the practice of mindfulness for children, this is a good book to start. And if you do not have children, it is a good gift for friends who if have or get carried away by your childish side; one hand we must never lose.
We have no children, but my copy is in my library. I’m sure you’ll like it.