A school in Baltimore, MD has decided that kids in trouble should meditate instead of be punished, resulting in quite a positive change in behaviour. I recall reading an article about prisoners in a jail who were taught meditation with great results too.

It was recently reported that Robert W. Coleman Elementary in West Baltimore will be taking a new and holistic approach to disciplining students. Instead of punishing them or sending them to the principal’s office, administrators will now be sending children to “the mindful moment room” where they will be able to meditate and wind down.

The new policy has been in place for over a year, and in the time that the meditation room has been set up, there has actually been no suspensions throughout the entire year.