Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Raising Peaceful Kids (audio)

Deepa Fernandes* and Francine Rios (Take Two/KPCC FM/SCPR.org, Oct. 27, 2015) with author Kathy Walsh (joyohboybooks.com); CC Liu and Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly
Raising Peaceful Kids
More and more Americans are turning to meditation -- and a form known as mindfulness -- as a way to relieve stress and feel more connected. It's now offered in schools, workplaces, and even in the military.
Author Kathy Walsh is part of a growing field that believes mindfulness and mediation can start as early as they're toddlers. She has written many children's books and even a parenting guide to raising children in this way.
"I think mindfulness is really just a way of being. It's kind of setting an intention for how you're going to be in the world," she said. "Positive thinking, gratitude, and putting an energy of love out there." More

Deepa Fernandes
*[Indian] Deepa Fernandes, the Early Childhood Development Correspondent at KPCC.org, began her radio career at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney in 1995. From there she lived and traveled in Latin America, reporting for the ABC and BBC World Service. On arriving in NYC in the late 90s, Fernandes joined Pacifica Radio as the anchor of the national evening newscast and later as the host of the live, three-hour morning show on WBAI, 99.5 FM. She also founded and ran a national nonprofit, People’s Production House, that conducts journalism trainings in minority communities. See her Knight Talk on getting more diverse voices into the media.

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