I have a 6 year old boy with somewhat severe ADHD. He also has been diagnosed as being on the Autistic spectrum at a low level ( my sense is that the ASD symptoms are primarily driven by the ADHD ).
I would like to practice meditation with him. I already practice mindfulness meditation myself, and I'd like to support my son in doing this as well.
I have some general questions - they are all tied together, so answering one may answer several:
- Is this an age appropriate goal?
- Any recommendations on structure, such as duration, method, "rules" / rigidness?
- Any recommendations on teaching, either as techniques or resources for more info?
I'd prefer not to use the "before bed" method as we already read every night and that structure works really well.
I've had some success doing this with him already, but only sporadically, and never for longer than 5 minutes.
Also if your answer is from your own experiences, I'd be interested in hearing any success stories ( if only briefly ).