Mindfulness Parenting For All

New Year Mindfulness


Start the new year off in a more mindful state with these meditation tips. As we all know, the turn of a New Year can bring with it a whole wave of emotions. Many people look ahead to the next 12 months and make resolutions, vowing to make positive changes in their lives that [...]

New Year Mindfulness2021-01-28T20:11:23+00:00

A Mindfulness Refresher


As we near the end of the year, it’s a good time for going back to some mindfulness basics.  Mindfulness is far more than being aware of an experience — it is also understanding why we are aware of it. Mindfulness is the human capacity to process a situation and approach it with kindness [...]

A Mindfulness Refresher2021-01-28T20:09:46+00:00

Expressing Empathy


Knowing the right ways to show empathy and compassion can serve as useful emotional tools for parents.  The definition of empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others, while compassion is described as sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Just because you are not going [...]

Expressing Empathy2021-01-28T20:08:28+00:00

Developing Skills for Mindful Parenting


Parents have a lot to handle these days. Here are some methods for staying sane when things get real. Becoming a parent and having the opportunity to raise a little one of your own is one of the best gifts that life has to offer. Still, as beautiful as the experience is, there’s a [...]

Developing Skills for Mindful Parenting2021-01-28T20:04:47+00:00

Building Emotional Agility


Reframe how you and your children process feelings to help develop healthy emotional agility. Many people approach their emotional well-being as a zero-sum game. They get it into their heads that the goal is never to feel bad, ever. No bad days, no frustrations, no negative thoughts. If they feel anger, sadness, or anxiety at [...]

Building Emotional Agility2021-09-08T22:32:21+00:00

Safe Fun Family Activities During a Summer Pandemic


Develop new fun activities to spend quality time together as a family this summer. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed much about the way we live and relate to others. Social distancing is necessary. A lot of conventional summer family activities are out of the question this year. But that doesn’t mean you and your [...]

Safe Fun Family Activities During a Summer Pandemic2021-07-30T16:32:39+00:00

Transforming Fear into Courage


Learn how to transform fear into courage with these mindfulness techniques. To feel afraid at times is normal — everyone experiences fear. Learning tools to deal with fear will allow you and your child a stronger voice in life. Fear is an emotion that can help us be cautious. Parents can help kids feel [...]

Transforming Fear into Courage2021-01-28T19:52:54+00:00

Apps to Help With Anxiety, Sleep, and Relaxation


Apps can be a priceless tool. Imagine your child having a coping skill in their pocket that can bring harmony and presence at home or in the classroom. Meditation apps are fostering great results, they can help young ones calm down and help improve focus and concentration. Many environments can be overstimulating. Mindfulness apps [...]

Apps to Help With Anxiety, Sleep, and Relaxation2021-01-28T19:51:43+00:00

Amazing Summer Family Activities to Try Right Now


Ah, summer. It’s the season for outdoor fun, especially if you have little ones at home. Sometimes simply playing in the yard or taking a walk around the block can be all the entertainment you need on a nice summer day. It is also fun (and often educational) to try some new summer activities. [...]

Amazing Summer Family Activities to Try Right Now2021-07-08T16:25:39+00:00

All Children Are Special


Special needs children offer important lessons to parents and the community. Indeed, the term special needs are associated with disabilities and implore parents as well as stakeholders in the community to ensure their children get special assistance and accommodations for their medical, psychological, and learning deficiencies. However, the use of the term special needs [...]

All Children Are Special2021-08-05T21:52:35+00:00

Staying Mindful When You Are on the Edge


Parents continually face stressful situations with the constant demands of work and family. Uncontrolled stress makes it difficult for a parent to respond appropriately when their child acts out. Yelling, spanking and other aggressive or violent punishments can be the result of stress buildup. A moment of uncontrolled anger can permanently compromise your child’s quality [...]

Staying Mindful When You Are on the Edge2020-08-20T21:25:18+00:00

Mindful Body Scan for Peace of Mind


Incorporate this meditative body scan technique to help soothe your family’s collective mind. From the time the alarm clock jolts you out of bed until you lay your head on the pillow at night, you rush from one activity to another. Racing to keep up in today’s world often leaves parents without the energy to [...]

Mindful Body Scan for Peace of Mind2020-08-11T23:19:45+00:00