Mindful Parenting – Start Parenting in the Moment
As parents, we are always seeking to find a balance between work, home, and our own interests and needs. Some days, that balance is easy to achieve. Other days, it can feel like we’ll never get there.
Mindful parenting is a set of coping techniques that begins with your needs as a person first, and then as a parent. As an adult and as a parent, it is our job to set the tone for our household and to teach our children how to exercise good judgment and respond appropriately to challenges. Generally speaking, the easiest way to accomplish that is by modeling those behaviors ourselves.
By learning the techniques, tips, and tricks in this book, you’ll be on your way to coping with whatever life throws at you, and teaching your children to do the same.
More importantly, with the coping skills and techniques outlined, you’ll be able to spend less mental energy just trying to keep up with the daily struggles and conflicts that life brings and more time just existing with your kids.
Though the days can seem long, the years are short. Your children won’t be young forever and mindful parenting gives you the tools you need to learn how to pay attention to the present moment and appreciate your kids’ childhoods. Whatever you may have heard about mindful parenting, it is first and foremost about letting go of the past and loosening your grip on the future so that you can focus on the present.