PM Meditations For Children (international edition, English)


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The multimedia eBook "P.M. Meditations For Children" contains 5 guided meditations (plus a BONUS MEDITATION). In just 3 minutes it will help your child to come to rest in the evening, solving one of the biggest everyday parental problems. Ideal for children of primary school age.

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About the author

Ulrich Hoffmann is married and has three children. The family lives in Hamburg (Germany) and the United States.

Hoffmann is a multiple best-selling author in his native Germany. He is a member of the organization “1% for the planet”, attesting that he donates 1% of its revenue to environmental organizations.

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Published on
Dec 6, 2013
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Family & Relationships / Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD-ADHD)
Family & Relationships / Autism Spectrum Disorders
Family & Relationships / Children with Special Needs
Family & Relationships / Education
Family & Relationships / General
Family & Relationships / Learning Disabilities
Family & Relationships / Life Stages / School Age
Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
Health & Fitness / Sleep & Sleep Disorders
Health & Fitness / Yoga
Self-Help / Meditations
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