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Is Mindfulness a discipline? Mindful discipline involves disciplining in a conscious, loving way that can deeply support your child’s growth and development. It’s about being attuned to the present moment so that you know what the most skillful action is in any given moment and what is most needed in any given moment.
What is the meaning of mindful parenting? Originally proposed by Kabat-Zinn and Kabat-Zinn (1997), mindful parenting is conceptualized as the practice of being present and aware in everyday interactions with children through paying attention without judgment as each moment unfolds.
Why mindful parenting is important? Mindful parenting teaches parents to become less reactive to the challenges of parenting. Instead of allowing emotions to lead your response to a situation, mindful parenting involves making an effort to control your emotions and thoughts to respond in a positive manner.
How do you teach mindful parenting?
- Notice your own feelings when you’re in conflict with your child. Think about your most recent argument or a frustrating situation with your child.
- Learn to pause before responding in anger.
- Listen carefully to a child’s viewpoint even when disagreeing with it.