What is mindful parenting?

Many parents try to engage in mindful parenting — being fully present with their children, free from distractions or judgment, and with a soft and open mind. Easier said than done, we know, but the result in providing such undivided attention is that we are more attentive, aware, kind, and understanding in our interactions with youngsters. 

Mindful parenting behavior is about setting an ongoing intention to be present at the given moment. This presence can take many forms: for example, it may look like paying attention to your child, noticing your own feelings when you’re in conflict with him or her, pausing before responding, and listening to your child’s viewpoints, even if they differ from your own.

Read the attached article from headspace on to learn more about how mindful parenting can positively benefit your family’s health, happiness, and well-being, as well as some simple ways to be a calmer, more mindful parent -> https://www.headspace.com/mindfulness/mindful-parenting

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