Mindfulness for Parents


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Finding Your Way to a Calmer, Happier Family.

Many of us find the demands of family life, especially the early years, daunting and overwhelming. The task of raising children is not easy, and the stakes are high. So how can mindfulness help us parent? This book will show you what mindfulness is, how you do it, and how it can help you rise to the challenges of parenthood. Learn how to:

  • Stay calm in a crisis
  • Feel more connected to your children
  • Be patient
  • Throw yourself into an activity
  • Feel good about how you talk
  • Keep a sense of perspective

Written in a friendly and accessible style, Amber Hatch, author of Nappy Free Baby and Colouring for Contemplation, includes tons of practical information alongside anecdotes, tips and insights that will help any parent, whether they are new to mindfulness or well-practised, to achieve a calmer, more relaxed family life. Topics covered include: establishing and maintaining a meditation practice, dealing with the early weeks, including responding mindfully to your baby’s cries; joining your child in play and preventing mealtime and bedtime stress; screentime; encouraging outdoor play, developing positive qualities and managing difficult behaviour; introducing mindfulness to children; and deepening your own practice.

Amber Hatch is a writer, teacher, parent and childminder. She studied for an English Literature degree in Southampton and holds an MA in Creative Writing. She is the author of Nappy Free Baby and two mindful colouring books. She has been practising Buddhist meditation for seven years, and regularly goes on retreat. She also helps to organize family retreats for the Samatha Centre in Wales.