If you have been listening to the Shining with ADHD podcast for a while, you’ve heard us talk about the Zenimal. This screen-free audio device has been a GAME-CHANGER in our homes regarding sleep. But the Zenimal isn’t just for sleep support. The device also comes with meditations to guide your kids and teens through helpful breathing practices and mindset shifts. In fact, our favorite thing about the Zenimal is that every meditation ends with “And don’t forget, you’re a good kid!” In this episode, creator Anna Macsalka discusses the story behind those words and the benefits of meditation for the mind and body. Her personal experience shows the immense value of meditation with kids. And listen, you might be thinking… “My child with the Ferrari brain and bicycle brakes is not going to slow down enough for meditation.” We’ve also been there and have heard story after story of kids who were resistant initially but now ask for their Zenimal at school and home. Check out the episode and see why!
The company Zenimal was founded in 2017 by Anna Peterson Macsalka. She is a mom entrepreneur who wanted to help people lead healthier, more joyful lives through meditation. She believed that meditation could help everyone, both adults and children, to navigate our endlessly connected, fast-paced world. After suffering from severe anxiety as a child and finding solace in mindfulness practice at an early age, Anna wanted to give this gift to her children and to all beings everywhere in a way that doesn’t require a stress-inducing screen. Anna created the Zenimal+, which is a screen-free solution to practice and learn the art of mindfulness through meditation.
We feel so strongly about the benefits of meditation for kids with ADHD, so we devoted a whole podcast episode to it! If you’re also into blogs, check out this post where we share the top eight reasons why we love the Zenimal for ADHD and Anxiety. When bedtime rolls around, we use this screen-free meditation tool for EACH of our kids (really, we do!). It’s amazing for kids who are anxious or need help calming their busy bodies before bed. The best part? Each meditation ends with the most beautiful message: “You’re a good kid!” Use our code: TCC for a discount.
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Zenimals Website: use code: TCC for a discount!
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