Have you ever had this happen to you? You're spending time with your kids when all of a sudden, almost unexpectedly, it looks like all hell broke loose and everything's just a screaming heap of emotions? I know that feeling too well.
But what if there was something you could do to help you prevent such fallouts? I'm not talking about any magic spell or something that will instantly work like Mary Poppins snapping her fingers. I'm talking about a skill that you can practice and will help you see those storms coming and navigate through them. I'm talking about mindfulness.
In this episode I'll explain how mindfulness can help you be a better parents, but more than that – I'll teach you 5 simple ways you can incorporate minduflness into you life, starting today, and with only 5-10 minutes a day.
- Why Mindful Parenting is Worthing Working On
- 5 Short, Actionable Techniques To Implement
- [09:44] – Simple Breathing Meditation
- [12:59] – Guided Imagery (Leaves on a Stream)
- [16:11] – Eating Meditation
- [23:38] – Walking Meditation
- [26:42] – Appreciating Your Child
Resources Mentioned in The Episode
- The Joy of Parenting, a book by Lisa W. Coyne and Amy R. Murrell (affiliate link)
- Listen to Episode 03 – Mindful Parenting, mentioned in this episode
- Mindful Eating 101 — A Beginner’s Guide
Free Five Minutes Meditation
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On this show, I share with you my perspectives and experience of parenting and psychology.
Enhance your understanding of the relationship with your child and yourself by learning about attachment, mindful and playful parenting mindset and techniques.
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Your Host – Eran Katz
I’m a clinical psychologist and parenting counselor specializing in attachment theory. I’m also the father of two children who are my best parenting teachers.
I believe that parenting is one of the most important jobs we ever do. This is why I created Apparently Parent and The Parenting MAP. My goal in life is to help as many parents as possible become 21st Century Parents, moving from chaos to harmony and building an enduring, meaningful relationship with their children.