You’re running late when your toddler decides she doesn’t want to wear shoes to preschool. You yell that she’s going to wear shoes “because I said so” – a phrase you vowed to never use with your kids. Immediately, you give yourself the World’s Worst Parent award. You can avoid this react-and-blame cycle, explains mindfulness expert Hunter Clarke-Fields. A mindful approach to parenting can help you stay calm during stressful moments, and allow you to communicate more thoughtfully and effectively. With practice, you can build stronger family relationships and enjoy a peaceful, loving home.
About the Author
Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindfulness teacher, practitioner and coach. She hosts the Mindful Mama podcast, and is the founder of the Mindful Parenting online course.
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