Mindfulness isn't just a buzzword.
It's a powerful tool to help all humans; the young, the old, and the in-between. In a world that can feel mindless at times, mindfulness gives you the ability to take control of your daily life and be in the present.
Jon Kanat Zinn, the father of secular mindfulness and founder of mindfulness-based stress reduction, described mindfulness as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.
At Human State of Mind Counseling, we embody the attitudes of mindfulness: nonjudging, patience, beginner's mind (every moment is new), trust, non-striving (not forcing a result), letting go (allowing things to be as they are), acceptance, gratitude, and generosity.
Practicing mindfulness can transform the way you parent. Do you ever find yourself feeling upset about how you handled an interaction with your children?
Mindfulness could be the tool that helps you parent in a way that feels intentional and empowering. These are a few benefits that can be helpful for everyone, and especially for parents:
Better ability to model appropriate behavior
Increased ability to provide support
Increased attunement with child