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mindful parenting

Do you strive to do things in JUST the right way? Do you insist on loading the dishwasher your way? Do you have trouble showing your work if it’s not at its absolute best? Do you avoid difficult tasks if you think that you can’t handle them masterfully? Or maybe it’s your child who shows...
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Whether you have younger children who meltdown by throwing tantrums or older children who meltdown by rolling their eyes and retreating to their room, you are probably making a common mistake. Maybe you give your child a time out. Maybe you even get your child to take a few deep breaths and then offer your...
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For the next four weeks, we’re publishing an article with small yet meaningful tips that will help you make this month a Mindful March for Parents.  If your to-do list is as long as mine, I bet the idea of stopping for 30 minutes to do nothing makes you feel anxious. Am I right? But...
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From Teenager to Mean-ager

When your children are young, their lives revolve around family. They come to you for comfort, guidance, reassurance and safety—for almost everything. Then they reach adolescence, and family takes second stage as their peers become the center of their attention. They engage with you less. They roll their eyes at everything you say. They spend...
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"4 Mindful Eating Tips for the Whole Family" by Dr. Kristen Race, author of Mindful Parenting and founder of Mindful Life. – Mindful eating is not a diet or about giving up your favorite foods. It’s about experiencing food more intensely. There are no menus or food restrictions. Instead, you will develop a new mindset around food.

Are you on a new diet for the New Year? Or did you write “Eat better” on your New Year’s Resolution list? Or maybe you hate making New Year’s Resolutions because you learned long ago that they never stick. No matter your enthusiasm (or lack thereof) for starting anew, you can implement REAL change into...
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"Yelling and Your Child’s Brain" by Dr. Kristen Race, author of Mindful Parenting and founder of Mindful Life Today. (Foundations of Mindful Parenting course starts soon...)

A while back, a good friend of mine made a commitment to stop yelling at her kids. She had attended a lecture on brain development and came away convinced that she needed to make a change. She was successful for a while and had noticed a significant improvement in her interactions with her kids, but...
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