A Busy Parents Guide to Mindfulness

Being a parent doubles your reasons for being mindful because living in the moment benefits you and your children. As you increase your own peace of mind, you’re becoming a stronger role model for the rest of your family. Your children will feel more secure and may be less likely to engage in risky behavior

Try these practical tips for living in the present moment.

Tips for Mindful Discipline

Discipline is more effective when you focus on training rather than punishment. When you learn to understand your own emotions and triggers, you build your capacity to respond constructively under pressure.

Try these activities to bring more mindfulness into your discipline:

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