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A dedicated yoga practice that includes breathing techniques, behavioural guidelines and physical postures can be of incredible value to kids. What's more, we can introduce children to yoga from the age of four onwards, giving them a firm foundation of physical and spiritual resilience.
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"Come on Mom, don't be so judgmental!" exclaimed my counsellor friend's 14-year-old daughter to her. Oh, the perils of being a counsellor -- we get back with interest what we give our children. "Don't be judgmental" is a doctrine by which all of us are supposed to lead our professional lives. We are often able to observe people and events objectively, and subconsciously as parents we try to teach our children the same. And then one fine day, our children give it back to us!
"If you answer aunty properly, she will give you a chocolate! She has a nice big chocolate in her bag," the mother says as I try to begin a session with her child. I cringe in my seat. Oh no, not again. In most cases, the parent does not even realize why I am not supporting her statement until I explain my reasons in the counselling session. I sincerely feel that it is criminal to give a child false hopes.
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