This is part one of a four-part training. Mindful or conscious parenting is the application of mindfulness practice to the art of parenting. In a world that is fast-paced, stressful and demanding, this approach guides parents to be self-aware, present and responsive to our children instead of distracted, controlling and reactive. A mindful parent is imperfect, vulnerable, and willing to learn from our children, and skillfully balances boundaries with love and compassion. By transforming ourselves as parents, we empower our children to be their authentic selves and find their own path to fulfillment and success.
Part 1 – What is a Mindful Parent?
In this first session parents, guardians and caregivers are introduced to Mindfulness practice and learn the benefits for practice at home for adults and children. We also explore what it truly means “to parent” another human being, and how we can bring this understanding into every interaction with our children at any age.