Moments like these can be messy. We can feel impatient or distracted. We can become reactive, saying or doing things we later regret. We might also feel guilty for not parenting as well as we would hope.
Mindfulness can be a powerful remedy to parenting stress and can increase our ability to cope. With mindfulness we can respond skillfully to what is needed in the moment. Whether it’s practicing one mindful breath, or one mindful step, it is possible to remain calm and centered as we interact and connect with loved ones.
Practicing mindfulness can also support our overall well-being and help us to appreciate positive parenting moments.
In the sections below, we invite you to explore how you can bring the spirit and energy of mindfulness into your day and approach to parenting. Our hope is that this awareness will bring more understanding, joy and well-being to you and your family.