I tend to do what you do. But it’s worth re adjusting so they don’t fall asleep. I practise this on yoga. Sometimes it’s nice to stretch legs out and wiggle then go back 😃
I think not to focus on the situation will make it easier for the person and the will may be a good motivator as well but if there is really specialized suffer from this matter I think they should search the Internet
I also sit cross cross, however, I keep it looser so my legs don't fall asleep as quickly. I'm mostly crossed at the ankles with my knees out in a butterfly position rather than stacking my legs
I usually start cross-legged, but then moved to a flat back, laying down, if it becomes too uncomfortable and distracting.
Heinz Joachim E.
I just sit on a low dose bed with my feet on the floor. As long as you feel the ground, it's a good position. + Your knees don't ache.