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What is Mindful Parenting?

What is Mindful Parenting?

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Many parents can adopt a mindfulness practice, and find themselves becoming more mindful in every aspect of their life. But when it comes to practicing mindful parenting, adopting a practice may not be enough. Mindful parenting can foster a more calm and collaborative family environment, and be more likely to extend a mindfulness practice to children.

Interestingly, parents who simply had higher trait mindfulness did not see significantly better outcomes for their kids, suggesting that being mindful and being a mindful parent may be two different things.

A study conducted by the University of Vermont found three key factors of differentiation that defined a mindful parent:

  1. Noticing your own feelings when you’re in conflict with your child,

  2. Learning to pause before responding in anger,

  3. Listening carefully to a child’s viewpoint even when disagreeing with it.

Read more on Mindful Magazine: https://www.mindful.org/mindful-parenting-may-keep-kids-trouble/

Mindful Music Playlist: Nature Sounds

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How to: Create Mindfulness Moments at Home

How to: Create Mindfulness Moments at Home