Tag: parenting

Mindful eating for families

These days, many school-aged families are juggling remote learning schedules with other demanding work/life responsibilities, so finding time to enjoy regular meals together can be difficult. As the working parent of a fifth grader with special needs, I get it. Really, I do. The… Continue Reading “Mindful eating for families”

Another lesson in seeing

This morning while I was engaged in a short morning sit, my daughter peeked her head into the room. She was holding her bunny lovey and several other stuffed animals under one arm, and watched silently until I gestured that she could come in.… Continue Reading “Another lesson in seeing”

Teaching Us How to Be a Good Friend – to Ourselves

“But I want to be a kind and generous friend,” my six-year-old daughter says, sniffling from the back seat. Underneath her unruly mop of curly hair, her big brown eyes fill with tears. “But honey, how did you feel when Tommy insisted on taking… Continue Reading “Teaching Us How to Be a Good Friend – to Ourselves”

Healthy Habits of Mind

A well-made documentary on the applications of mindfulness practice with kindergarteners in a CA school, including interviews with the Mindful Schools program developers and a well-known neuroscientist. If you are interested in introducing mindfulness to your preschooler or young grade school child, there are… Continue Reading “Healthy Habits of Mind”

Mindfulness, Children, and Parenting

An article with Amy Saltzman, MD, who is a pioneer in the field of mindfulness, children, and teens: http://www.mindful.org/mindful-magazine/mindfulness-children-and-parenting

Mindfulness during the holidays

A quick read on mindfulness practice at home during this exciting and potentially stressful holiday season: http://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-practice/mindfulness-%2526-awareness/please-be-home-for-the-holidays

No Ordinary Apple: A fun new mindful eating book for kids and their families

Check out this sneak peak of a new book on mindful eating designed for young children – reminiscent of the infamous raisin exercise, it had my 4 year old daughter enthusiastically devouring apples with renewed interest. She’s since moved on to a near obsessive… Continue Reading “No Ordinary Apple: A fun new mindful eating book for kids and their families”