Meditation For Children
Greer mentions the usefulness of discursive mediation in your life, and in this week's Magic Monday mentioned that it was a regular practice in the past to teach mediation on subjects to children. Though from the way he says it, many wouldn't realize it was mediation.
"Children were taught to keep a notebook in which they wrote down passages in the books they read that struck them as important, or moving, or worth serious thought; those passages then became themes for meditation. Selected Bible verses were also common themes for discursive meditation. Another common approach was to take a list of virtues, and devote (say) a month to each of them; the child would spend a little time each morning thinking about that month's virtue, and then would try to do every day at least one thing that expressed that virtue in everyday life. Ben Franklin talks about doing this in his autobiography, iirc."
I wonder if any of the parents here, does this with their children. Being childless, I don't have any experience with it, though I can clearly see the usefulness of developing this skill early.