Mindfulness is the opposite of "losing" your temper. Don't get me wrong -- mindfulness doesn't mean you don't feel anger. Being mindful means that you pay attention to what you're feeling, rather than just acting on it. Anger is part of all relationships. It's acting on it mindlessly, with words or actions, that compromises our parenting (and other partnerships).
Being a parent loads you with so many responsibilities that it may surprise you to hear that after keeping your child physically safe and cared for, your top responsibility is mindfulness. But how else will you keep from lashing out at your child when life gets difficult?
Kids & Teens:
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Practicing mindfulness is one way that children and teens can learn to cope with stress and enhance their overall mental health. On this site, the American Psychological Association (APA) and Magination Press provide practical information and useful tools for parents, educators, and other caregivers to apply when teaching mindfulness to children and teens. Here you’ll find resources recommended by the experts at APA, including a catalog of books published by Magination Press that address mindfulness in a kid-friendly manner.
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