Archive for February, 2011

Mindful Parenting Tips

Maindful Parenting Tips

There are many factors and practices that come into play when our intention is to raise mindful children and be mindful parents and caregivers. Here are some that are meaningful to me.

1. Children actually NEED for us to give them “undivided” attention, being totally focused and present when we are listening to what they are sharing and saying. This may require you to let go of your own priorities, responsibilities and perspectives to do this.

2.  Remember that it is important to balance love and set boundaries. Be equally comfortable with loving and nurturing your child as you are setting boundaries and limits.

3.  Learn what’s important to your child by paying attention, they do have inner wisdom, if we would trust it. Honour your child’s feelings, wants and suggestions rather than imposing your own. Really try and understand what their world is all about.

4.  Model compassion and gentleness. These are qualities that serve us all right into our adult lives and relationships. Compassion is bringing an open heart into situations, stepping back, seeing a bigger picture. Remember to show yourself compassion when the need arises.

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Raising Mindful Kids

More than ever before we have a sacred responsibility in our homes, our school, our communities and our places of worship to nurture each child as a precious gift entrusted to us. For our world to change they need to learn about the virtues within them and how to develop them. Such things as courtesy, compassion, respectfulness, cooperation, responsibility, caring, consideration, accountability, helpfulness, enthusiasm, initiative, unity, tolerance, acceptance and more.

In today’s busy world of busy schedules, blended families, less quality family time, changing priorities and more children need positive role-modeling and mentoring more than ever.

The are many things that we can do to help raise mindful kids who care about themselves, their families, their friends, their communities, and the world. This will be a place where I will share the many different ways that we can raise mindful kids and nurture their individual gifts, talents and abilities so that they embrace who they are, fully and completely.

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Aug 15, 2012

I'm a teacher, mother, grandmother. I spent many years being a camp counsellor and program director. I trust that by visiting here, you will rediscover much of the parenting wisdom already inside you – and be committed and willing to refocus your energies on raising a more happy, mindful, thriving family.

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