Posts in Mindful Parenting
3 Benefits of Mindfulness, Part I

Benefits of mindfulness include positive body image, learning how to have fun and learning how to be present.

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HERE Presents Your Mindful Family Toolbox

Researchers, governments and individuals are increasingly reporting the benefits of engaging in mindful activities, such as yoga, with your child and family. These benefits can include: 1. Learning to be present and still together- the importance of taking a moment to relax. 2. Promoting exercise, positive body image and self-concept.

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Bedtime Yoga Pose Stories For Calm

When you feel the need for something to calm your child’s (or your own!) body and mind, then trying these few poses, or even just one, can help you to relax and unwind. They are also a great way to calm your children in certain times of the day, such as bedtime, when a gentle way to lower their levels of physical and emotional arousal is greatly beneficial. 

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BBC Panorama ‘Kids in Crisis’- A Must Watch For Us All

The mental health of children is becoming an increasingly worrying topic which although being spoken about, I am evermore concerned with what is actually being done to support these children, or prevent them from developing these issues in the first place.  

In this revealing and emotional BBC Panorama, ‘Kids In Crisis’ takes us through the process that many children and families are having to go through.

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Mindfulness Activity: "Teddy Bear Belly Breathing" Helps Children Focus and Relax

We love this activity that Greg Graber, Head of Middle School at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis provided to us about "Teddy Bear Belly Breathing." 

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How "I" Statements Help With Positive Communication

The aim of the tool is simple, it is about the way you use certain language which instantly takes blame away from your child and allows you model calm emotional responses through talking about how you feel.

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A Letter To Axel: Why We're Here

I wrote this letter to my son on 8 February, 2017, before our journey from Seattle to London. I wanted to write down how I was feeling, as well as have something to look back on and remember. Our time here has been and is absolutely amazing and I'm so happy we did it! Who knows what the future holds, but in the meantime, I thought this would be a good time to post this.

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Mindful Parenting and Boundaries

This may seem like a crazy idea, giving a sense of power to your infant child, however there is method in the madness! This is a method by which your child will feel a sense of control and power in a situation which requires a choice, or discipline, but it remains in your control. This is because you are just giving the illusion of choice, when really both choices are ones you will have already picked and are happy with.

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Mindful Parenting and Positive Modeling

As a parent, if you want your child to develop a healthy sense of emotional resilience to all the various, mounting pressures there are on children each day, model mindful behaviour yourself. Your child will observe the way you deal with stress, anger, happiness, etc., all of which you have the ability to positively model.

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Mindful Parenting and Positive Self-Concept

Positive thoughts and interactions with others are so easy to come by.  Make them your reality. As the more positive thoughts you have about yourself, the more you will build a positive self-concept, and reverse any prior negative self-concept and identity you may have believed about yourself.

'Positivity breeds positivity'

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