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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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"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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4 mindfulness tips to manage your mental burden by Dr. Kristen Race, Mindful Life. From the article, “You’ve Had it Up to Here—Now, How to Fix It.” (MindfulLifeToday.com)

It was the day before our six-week journey to Costa Rica. My husband and I had been to the store at least six times in the two days leading up to the trip when I found myself sitting on the toilet and realizing we were completely out of toilet paper. Not down to the last...
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