THE FOUNDATIONS OF MINDFUL PARENTING

Simple & Scientifically based Mindfulness Practices Designed to make Parenting Easier.

Created to help you become LESS tweaked by the chaos and have MORE fun with your family.

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We know that Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference!

You want to be the parent you can be. This course helps you with a few tools to help you train your brain so that the stress that comes with parenting no longer gets the best of you.

Do you sometimes look back on your day with a hint of guilt about not being a “good” parent? Maybe you lost your cool with your kids, were distracted and overwhelmed. Maybe dinner lasted 5 minutes and ended in multiple tantrums (one by you).

Foundations of Mindful Parenting provides easy practices and activities to integrate into your daily life, to help you respond wisely when parenting gets tough.

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Does any of this sound familiar?

“I want to enjoy life and my family, and not just worry about them and race the clock trying to keep them on schedule.”

“My family gets what’s left of me.”

“Life seems to be going at 100 miles per hour.”

“I want to be intentional about my parenting.”

“I want to respond to my kids in a thoughtful way instead of just reacting and then regretting my reaction.”

“I want my kids to know they matter.”

“I know yelling isn’t the answer, but sometimes it feels like all I have.”

“I want to handle strong emotions in my children.”

“I can tell my kids need their mom back.”

Did you nod your head to any (or all) of the above?

You're in the right place

The Foundations of Mindful Life Parenting Gives YOU the Tools to:

  1. Be able to easily integrate a mindfulness practice into your daily life.
  2. Calm down! Help train your brain so you no longer feel overwhelmed when the going gets tough.
  3. Connect with your family in meaningful ways while making it fun!
  4. Implement techniques that settle you down in the moment, when you might normally come unraveled.
  5. Wire your brain for decreased anxiety and increased happiness, and help your kids do the same
  6. Raise kind, compassionate kids who embrace challenges and grow from their mistakes.
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This course definitely exceeded my expectations.  I really enjoyed how approachable Dr. Race was even with the online format.

  I found the information about brain development and the impact that technology and over scheduling has on our children's cognitive development and processing extremely helpful.  Knowing the brain science behind this truly shows the impacts that stress, technology and over scheduling has on our kids.

– Emily P.

 Dr. Kristen Race offers lots of clever, fun techniques you can implement right away. The takeaways will help you and your children find the balance and calm you all need and deserve.

Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

I was never taught a healthy way to deal with stress. I want to be more resilient and better at teaching my kids to be resilient.

 This course brings skills and tools into my family that we can all use when we need to work through those tough, high emotion situations. Thank you for creating this course!

– Angie

A Step-by-Step Process.

This course guides you through implementing techniques and strategies that work.

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Step 1: Watch, Listen & Learn

Dr. Kristen Race will help you understand the brain science that backs up the benefits of each mindfulness activity.  Once you know it, it's hard to ignore it!

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Step 2: Practice

Each module focuses on a simple mindfulness activity that you can start practicing anywhere, anytime. Learn how to connect with your children in more meaningful ways by first connecting with yourself.

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Step 3: Mirror and Mentor

Each module includes an activity that you can do with your kids. Not only will your kids benefit from you being calmer and less cranky, but you can help them train their own brains.

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Who is the course for?

People with kids aged 0-16 years. The Foundations of Mindful Parenting course is for parents, step-parents, grandparents, prospective parents or caretakers!  If you have children in your life in some capacity, this course can be fantastic for you.

People who are busy. This course is specifically designed for you!  Short 10-12 minute videos that are sent out every 4 days, designed to be manageable.  The worksheets and modules are also short items to implement throughout your day!

People who want to grow & learn a bit. Each course contains a short video, a mindfulness activity based on brain science, and an activity you can do with your kids They are short and easy to integrate into your daily life.

People looking to calm down amidst the chaos. That is one of the goals of this course. We are going to work with you to help train your brain so you no longer feel overwhelmed when the going gets tough.

Who is the course NOT for?

“Insta-fix-ers". This program isn’t for people who think that buying a course will suddenly help them in the next 2 minutes with all of the wonders of being that epic parent. This course is designed for busy parents, but you do still have to put in the work to see results.

People who are not interested in growth. This course is specifically created to help open your mind to a few new principals and concepts. We work with you to implement them in your busy, daily life! But if you're not open to trying new things, this course is not probably not for you!

What's Included & What Does the Course Look Like?

You can expect a new module emailed to you every 4 days for the course of a month! This gives you plenty of time to watch, learn and implement the ideas lesson before building on them with the next!

WEEKLY ACTION STEPS

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Support & Feedback in Private Facebook Group

CHECKLISTS & PRINTABLES

VIDEO, AUDIO, TRANSCRIPTS

Private Course Website

WEEK 1

Accountability Agreement
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Starting a Practice. Begin a simple mindfulness practice anywhere, no matter how busy you are.

WEEK 1

Module 1B

Keeping Your Cool When They’re Making You Crazy. Use mindfulness to keep calm during stressful situations.

WEEK 2

Module 2A

Mindful Attachment. Engage with your family in simple yet meaningful ways.

WEEK 2

Module 2B

Mindful Connection. Deepen your family’s connection through fun routines and rituals.

WEEK 3

Module 3A

The Secret to Real Happiness. Rewiring our brains to increase positive emotions. Engraving the good stuff!

WEEK 3

Module 3B

Cultivating Gratitude and Appreciation. Making gratitude a regular part of your day.

WEEK 4

Module 4A

The Gift of Failure. Ditch perfectionism and begin to implement a true growth mindset in your children.

WEEK 4

Module 4B

Raising Kind and Compassionate Kids. Plant the seeds of kindness in your kids and watch it grow.

Course Summary

Final Survey & Takeaways

Your personal reflections and opinions are invaluable to see where you started and how you have grown!

Kristen, your research on mindfulness and resilience to stress offers valuable guidance and tools to help women—especially working moms—navigate life’s challenging moments. Thank you for your work supporting women’s well-being and success.

Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook

Dr. Race’s Foundations of Mindful Parenting course provided simple and thoughtful techniques that are easy to implement into our lives to re-align our priorities, especially regarding gratitude, kindness and compassion.

There is no more important and difficult job than being a parent, particularly in today’s “me first” world. This course is invaluable.

– Marc

Kristen's ability to share the effects of stress on our brains, our work, our happiness and our relationships, especially in today's fast-paced world, is invaluable.

Lisa Nelson, Senior VP, match.com

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Who is Created This Course?

Meet Kristen Race, Ph.D.

The author of Mindful Parenting, and founder of Mindful Life™

Kristen Race, Ph.D. is an expert in child, family and school psychology, as well as a parent of two young children. She received her Doctorate and Master’s degrees from the University of Denver, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.

Her work has been featured in The New York Times™, NPR, Washington Post, CNN, Chicago Tribune, Parenting magazine and Real Simple. She is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today and is a TEDx speaker.

Through her company, Mindful Life™, Kristen has created brain-based mindfulness programs that are used by hundreds of schools, businesses, families, camps, youth athletic and after-school programs. In the past 10 years, she has trained more than 30,000 parents, teachers, and business leaders all over the world. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much time do I need to devote to the course?

Two 10–12 minute videos will be delivered each week. The activities will take you a few seconds to a few minutes to complete. Many of the activities are designed to be worked into your daily life, like during dinner conversations,on car rides, or as part of your morning routine. The course is meant to be practical. It won’t feel like work.

What age group should my kids be for me to get the most out of this course?

We designed the Foundations of Mindful Parenting course for parents of kids aged 0–16. We also created activities that appeal to younger kids as well as activities for older kids. Across the school-age spectrum, we’ve got you covered. But remember, this course is focused on parents first.

How do I get my kids to join in?

First off, this course is all about you, the parent. The best way to teach your kids mindfulness is by modeling it. If you know that old saying, “Do as I say, not as I do,” you probably know it doesn’t work that well. Our kids learn by modeling what we do. (It’s all about mirror neurons, which you’ll learn about in the course.) That’s why we start with you.

But I’ll also show you how to teach some interesting brain science to your kids that they can use right away. And there are plenty of fun activities you’ll do with your kids to involve the entire family in the process.

Do I have to meditate?

You are not alone. I’ve heard every excuse and witnessed every eye roll as I’ve taught formal practices to thousands. My methods are specifically created for those who have a hard time committing to the cushion. The five-minute-a-day formal breathing practice is a small but important part of the course. The crux of the course is a toolbox of exercises for you to use in the moment to combat stress, optimize your brain for better focus and productivity, and to increase your happiness.

Do I need the Mindful Parenting book?

While the Foundations of Mindful Parenting course does review some of the content in my book, the main purpose for the course is to get the information out of your head and into your life. Being a mindful parent takes practice. This course will help you put mindfulness into action on a daily basis and in a structured way.

We do plan to offer more courses that expand on the foundations of mindfulness we teach in this course. The Foundations of Mindful Parenting course will be a required prerequisite for access to the more in-depth courses. If you’re already committed to the mindfulness journey, think of this course as the perfect refresher.

Let’s face it, we could all use continual reminders about how to be mindful.

I read your book. Do I still need this course?

While the Foundations of Mindful Parenting course does review some of the content in my book, the main purpose for the course is to get the information out of your head and into your life. Being a mindful parent takes practice. This course will help you put mindfulness into action on a daily basis and in a structured way.

We do plan to offer more courses that expand on the foundations of mindfulness we teach in this course. The Foundations of Mindful Parenting course will be a required prerequisite for access to the more in-depth courses. If you’re already committed to the mindfulness journey, think of this course as the perfect refresher.

Let’s face it, we could all use continual reminders about how to be mindful.

How do I access the course?

You will receive a private login username and password that you can use to access the course on the course website. You can access the course on your phone, tablet or computer. We'll send you an email with a link each Sunday and Wednesday to let you know the next module of the course is ready. Easy as 1-2-3.

I'm so busy. How will you keep me accountable?

You’ll receive twice-weekly emails that nudge you to check out the latest module. You’ll get a checklist you can use to check off each module, if that’s your style (*raises hand / me too!*). We’ve even created a fun BINGO game to help you and your kids stay accountable. (Yes, mindfulness is fun! It’s not all about meditation cushions and yoga retreats.)

Can I binge watch the whole course?

I encourage you to watch the videos and incorporate the activities little by little. That’s why we are opening the modules one at a time. If you don’t get to the videos right away, don’t worry. You’ll have time to catch up. But try to focus on one module at a time to get the most out of the course. Each week will have an overarching theme that builds on the week before.

What if I get behind in the course?

No problem. We designed this course to fit your lifestyle. You can follow along at your own pace!

Life got CRAZY, but I still want to finish the course. How long do I have?

From your date of purchase, you have a full year of access to all of your modules.  You will also have access to our Facebook group for support and feedback from other individuals who have taken the course AND Dr. Kristen Race.

How long will I have access to the course?

You can access the course for one year. So if you feel like you need a refresher in a few months, we’re here for you.

What support do I get?

If you have a specific question, email us at info@mindullifetoday.com. We also invite you to join a private Facebook community. I’ll be right with you as we go through the course together. It’s your opportunity to ask me anything.

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30 Days. If you don't love it, We'll give you a full refund.

Not sure if The Foundations of Mindful Parenting is right for you?

I really believe that this course will help you retrain your brain so that stress no longer gets the best of you.  But, if you give it a try, run through the exercises and modules and don't see any results, email us within 30 days of purchase and we'll give you a full refund.

Yup, this means you have the opportunity to take the entire course, that's how much I believe in it!

Are you ready to take the jump and learn strategies to help train your brain - risk free?

GET STARTED TODAY!

Work toward being the best version of yourself,
and help your children be theirs!

Foundations of Mindful Parenting Course

$147
  • 8 modules delivered over 4 weeks
  • Video, audio and PDF transcripts of modules
  • Private course website available on desktop, mobile and tablet
  • Printable checklists and worksheets
  • Mindfulness activities and games for your kids too!
  • Support and feedback in private Facebook Group

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