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Happy Parenting

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Articles, For Parents | 0 comments

Happy Parenting

One of the best ways to increase your child’s genuine happiness is to embody mindfulness yourself.  You are the best teacher for your child.  This Mindful Magazine article on parenting mindfully emphasizes the importance of ones own practice in influencing children in a positive way.

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Understanding Adolescence

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Books, For Parents | 0 comments

Understanding Adolescence

Adults have often believed adolescence is a time of chaos, immaturity and raging hormones.  We now know it’s actually a fascinating period when the brain is remodeling itself.  It’s a time the brain is becoming more integrated, stronger, and increasingly coordinated — helping teens get ready to ‘leave the nest’ and go into the world and do things outside the home. Daniel Siegel’s new book, “Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain” does a superb job in explaining why teens do what they do in accordance to how the brain is changing. He explores how mindfulness,...

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Mindful Parenting Article

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in For Parents | 0 comments

Mindful Parenting Article

Hanna Rosin writes a humorous and very true article about the new ‘mindful parenting’ fad happening in our hurried, busy, modern world.  Click here to read it.    

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How to Explain Mindfulness To Young Children

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in For Parents | 0 comments

How to Explain Mindfulness To Young Children

In this quick tip we use simple language to explain what the mindfulness classs will consist of. In the class you practice paying attention in a way that helps you live a happier life. (Mindfulness means paying attention to what is happening right now with kindness and curiosity). What’s really cool is that you get to learn through playing games, singing songs, talking and doing art.  One way to explain mindfuless to children is to take a scientific approach. Being a Scientist When you learn about Mindfulness, it’s like you are being a scientist.  You study your own self, your own mind.  You...

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Explaining Mindfulness Class to Older Children

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in For Parents | 0 comments

Explaining Mindfulness Class to Older Children

Mindfulness means paying attention here and now with kindness, curiosity, and without judgement. In the class you practice paying attention in a way that helps you live a happier life. You learn through activities, songs, discussions and art.           Mindfulness helps you: Live a happier life Calm down when you are stressed or upset (school work, peer pressure, and self criticism). Discover ways to be kinder to yourself, others, and the world. This way of paying attention is cool, because when you can observe your thoughts and feelings, then you can choose what to...

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