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Lions Roar : January 2019
uled read aloud repertoire. To pique the interest of an adoles- cent who has outgrown picture books, you can suggest that they read the book to their younger sibling. The message won’t be lost on the big one, and when charged with the role of the reader, your older child will hold the lesson in higher regard. Transforming Curiosity into Sustained Practice Kids love to be in charge, so why not teach your little one how to sound the bell that launches your family practice? Similarly, they might guide you through a set of balloon breaths. Being the facilitator will serve to validate all they’ve learned and pro- vide them with a sense of accomplishment. Letting the whole family weigh in on the specifics of your col- lective practice, such as the length of time you will walk or the number of breaths for which you’ll sit, provides each person with a contributory role and ensures they’ll be more likely to want to participate since they’ll have a vested interest in the practice. Be sure to let children know how you value their important contri- bution and to include them in deciding even the basics, such as where, when, and how you’ll practice. For best results, and espe- cially with younger children, you might present a few options. At the suggestion of Thich Nhat Hanh, some families create a breathing room—a space reserved for quiet reflection where any- one is welcome to go at anytime. It can be its own room, or a part of another room. Ideally, there should be a rug for sitting, some blankets or cushions, and a bell or singing bowl. Maybe your little one can help arrange the space by putting the cushions in a circle and stacking them when the practice is over. Similarly, your chil- dren might help water the flowers that you keep in the room. Having a notebook or journal, whether homemade or selected by your children, enables them to record their experience and reflect proudly upon it later. Designate a space for keeping track of the number of steps or breaths enjoyed, or the length of time spent sitting quietly. It can be incentivizing to notice how after only a few months, you’re all able to meditate much longer than when you first started. If your family shares one journal, you might designate a secretary to record family progress and a resi- dent artist or photographer to capture the practice with images. Sometime during the first few months of family practice, you might consider introducing a way to recognize that collectively you have reached certain practice landmarks or realized certain behav- ioral outcomes. As a group, you can decide on suitable rewards as well as when those rewards should be redeemed. If you all like going to the movies, then you might tally the number of mindful minutes or mindful breaths you’ve enjoyed as a family, and once you reach your designated goal, treat yourselves to a family movie night. If something material would be more appealing that is fine too. What’s important is to keep the value of the reward small in comparison to the value or benefit of the practice. PHOTOBYDAVIDGABRIELFISCHER Romy, age 2 Finn, age 3 PHOTOBYDANFULLER LION’S ROAR | JANUARY 2019 66