Parenting in the Present Moment

How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters

Author: Carla Naumburg

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 457

This generation of parents is overwhelmed with parenting advice; Carla Naumburg sets out to remind them that they have everything they need to raise healthy, happy children. Mindful parenting is about paying attention to what is going on with your children and yourself without judging it or freaking out about it or thinking everyone, including yourself and your child, should be doing something differently. In Parenting in the Present Moment, Naumburg shares what truly matters in parenting—connecting with children in ways that are meaningful to them and you, staying grounded amidst the craziness of parenting, and staying present for whatever life throws your way. With reassuring, compassionate storytelling, she weaves the most current theories—about healthy relationships, compassionate self-care, and mindfulness—throughout vignettes of her own chaotic childhood and parental struggles. She shows how mindfulness creates a solid foundation for any style of parenting, regardless of your cultural background, socio-economic status, or family structure. She also introduces the STAY model for tough times: Stop whatever it is you’re doing; Take a Breath; Attune to you thoughts and those of your child; and Yield to what is happening so you can respond from a place of connection and compassion. Parenting is an ongoing journey that constantly challenges every parent. Parenting in the Present Moment will help each family find its own way.

Present Moment Parenting

The Guide to a Peaceful Life With Your Intense Child

Author: MS Ed

Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page:

View: 962

Nationally acclaimed parent coach and trainer Tina Feigal returns with this revised edition of her book, formerly titled The Pocket Coach for Parents. With new content on trauma-effective parenting, Present Moment Parenting: Your Guide to a Peaceful Life with Your Intense Child will help you: * Understand the connection between the child's heart and brain * Recognize how the brain responds to stress and trauma * Learn effective parenting strategies to decrease intensity and create peace at home There are many reasons a child doesn't respond to typical parenting techniques--a mental health diagnosis (such as ADHD or ODD), a life challenge (such as divorce or removal from home), autism, attachment issues, giftedness, physical or emotional trauma--or simply being ''hard to handle.'' Whatever the root cause of the intensity, Present Moment Parenting will give you the tools you need to create a peaceful life.

Ready, Set, Breathe

Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family

Author: Carla Naumburg

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 661

How can you prepare for and prevent your kids’ inevitable meltdowns? Ready, Set, Breathe will show you andyour child how to focus, calm down, and live in the present moment. Being a parent is stressful, and when your child has a meltdown, it can be difficult to keep cool—let alone help your child to calm down. Ready, Set, Breathe offers real solutions to help you both deal with stress using everyday mindfulness games, activities, rituals, and habits. Designed for children ages 2-10 years old, this book is fun, engaging, and effective. As any parent knows, children aren’t always receptive to what you say. Parental advice is often ignored or perceived as intrusive; and trying to get your kid to calm down and breathe can turn into an unpleasant power struggle in which you feel powerless and frustrated; and your child can feel nagged or bullied. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. In this book, you’ll learn to teach mindfulness to your child in the most enjoyable and realistic way possible. You’ll also learn skills to help yourself stay calm when your child does act up—especially in public. This is a must-read for all parents!

Mindfulness For Dummies

Author: Shamash Alidina

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 430

Use mindfulness to relax and control anxiety, depression, stress and pain Whether you're looking to control your depression and anxiety levels, improve concentration and reduce stress, or just want to restore balance in your life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to slow down, become aware of what is going on around you and react effectively. Focusing on breathing and other self-control techniques, the practice of mindfulness is scientifically proven to calm jittery nerves and free the mind of distracting thoughts, mental clutter and unrealistic expectations. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll discover how to pay attention to the present in order to change the way you think, feel and act. Covering the latest research on the effect of mindfulness on the brain, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to break free from a downward spiral of negative thought and action, and empowers you to make positive choices that support your well-being. Use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety, combat pain and more Receive guidance on incorporating mindfulness into everyday life Establish your own mindfulness routine Access audio downloads of guided meditations Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, and packed with tips to incorporate this practice into your daily life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to reap the benefits of a more attentive life.

The Present Mother

How to Deepen Your Connection with the Present Moment, Yourself, and Your Child

Author: Catherine Weiss

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 274

View: 181

9.When one mother dares to open her mind, cherish the stress of her mothering challenges, and turn it into a deeper connection with her children, it inspires other mothers to make the same radical transformation in their lives. Through your mothering struggles, The Present Mother facilitates you toward your own spiritual enlightenment. Part intimate memoir and part self­inquiry workbook, it demonstrates an effective way to see ­ and release ­ the root cause of any type of disconnection you have with your child. It shows you exactly how to question the thoughts that cause any kind of confusion, dissatisfaction or stress you experience in your mothering. It shows you exactly how to use those same thoughts to unlock your inner peace, happiness, and a deepest connection imaginable with your child using this 40-day parenting workshop with your own spiritual guide:Yourself. With ingredients from the fields of Mindfulness, Neuroscience, Child Development, Yoga, and Spiritual Enlightenment, The Present Mother shows you a way to:-Understand the root cause of your parenting challenges with complete clarity and begin again in truly enjoying being a parent;-Work with your own thoughts so you can stop passing on any kind of unproductive patterns to your child and instead, pass on what you want;-Shed any guilt you feel over what you've said or done to your child in the past and repair your relationship so you can be a positive influence on your child again;-Melt away your worries about your child and instead, have quick, easy, complete access to your wisdom, creativity, kindness and joy;-Stop any doubts you have in your mothering abilities so you can more consistently be the powerful, loving leader you want to be for your child;-Be a fully present mother in body, mind and spirit.

The Present Parent Handbook

26 Simple Tools to Discover that This Moment, This Action, This Thought, This Feeling Is Exactly Why I Am Here

Author: Timothy Dukes

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

View: 473

If you can recognize that your child needs to be witnessed, held, and loved by you, he or she will have a chance to thrive. With all the distractions of work, technology, and life in general, The Present Parent Handbook invites parents to be mentally and emotionally available to their children. In the present, there is the opportunity to show up, pay attention, and become the parent you want to be. With an easy-to-follow A-Z format, every parent will be able to implement the 26+ simple tools to become a more present parent for their children.

Parenting the Addicted Teen

A 5-Step Foundational Program

Author: Barbara Krovitz-Neren

Publisher: Central Recovery Press

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 738

An innovative approach for parents of addicted children, this step-by-step program teaches parents how to reconnect with the entire family and be in charge again. The program is designed to help parents let go of the addicted family system and begin parenting with renewed strength and positive power.

The Pocket Coach For Parent

Your Two-week Guide to a Dramatically Improved Life With Your Intense Child

Author: Tina Feigal

Publisher: Beavers Pond Press

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 111

View: 740

At last, here's a book that walks you step-by-step through the process of improving challenging child behavior. It's short and to the point, exactly the right length to help you learn Present Moment Parenting and start seeing its remarkable results right away. Read the book, use the CD to listen in on Tina coaching a mom, or both!

The art of Peaceful Parenting

Seven steps to connecting with your child

Author: Sharon Turton

Publisher: Little Steps Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 135

View: 363

Discover the step-by-step path to peaceful parenting The Art of Peaceful Parenting is for parents who want a loving relationship with their child, but who struggle with day-to-day challenges of poor communication, behavioural issues or lack of connection. It guides you from a knee jerk reaction to a loving and empowered response, enhancing healthy communication and deepening the bond for years to come. This book is about connection ... a connection so powerful that it shapes our children’s lives. Sharon Turton has devoted herself to supporting parents and children, so they can grow to their full potential and deepen the precious parent/ child bond. Around Australia and internationally, she has been facilitating emotional release work and improving relationships for over twenty years. Her first book, Connecting Kids with Their Inner Potential, has improved the relationships of families around the world. ‘In The Art of Peaceful Parenting, Sharon explores the role of parents and adults in developing a child’s emotional intelligence and ability to express their thoughts and feelings in an open, safe and supportive environment. Using stories from her own direct experience, she demonstrates how our own emotions, shutdowns, triggers and responses directly impact our children and their development.’ Brandon Bays, international bestselling author of The Journey and The Journey for Kids.

The Parenting Project

Build Extraordinary Relationships With Your Kids Through Daily Conversation

Author: Amy Alamar

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 496

In a world full of many influences, The Parenting Project shows you how, through the practice of daily conversation, to maintain influence in your child's life. Are you losing the influence game with your children? If you want to direct your child's growth, then they need to get to know you. In The Parenting Project, parenting experts Dr. Amy Alamar and Dr. Kristine Schlichting show you how to talk with your children on a regular basis to gain their trust. In a time when kids have many things vying for their attention, you want to become the go-to person, the one they turn to the most for advice and comfort. Sometimes it's difficult to speak with your children about serious subjects. That's why The Parenting Project teaches you how to make a habit of it, providing you with prompts to help start potentially difficult conversations across a broad range of subjects that apply to everyday life. The authors have divided these conversations into five categories to inform your approach—Heart-based, Uncomfortable, Dangerous, Character, and Brave—because each type requires different strategies and "conversation starters." The book includes story after story of how parents have built extraordinary relationships with kids through the act of talking with one another, day by day. With some help from Dr. Alamar and Dr. Schlichting, it will be become easier to open up conversations with (rather than at) your children so that when the big questions arise, your child will turn to you first.

Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting

The Codependency Connection

Author: Philip Diaz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

View: 285

Self-healing through self-parenting, a concept introduced a generation ago, has helped thousands of adult children of alcoholics who are codependent and have conflicts in their primary relationships. Now Patricia O'Gorman, Ph.D., and Phil Diaz, M.S.W., authors of the classic book The 12 Steps to Self-Parenting for Adult Children and its companion workbook, expand the reach of that successful healing paradigm to anyone who has suffered from any kind of trauma. Whether they grew up in a dysfunctional home, were victims of violence, or suffered other types of acute distress, many people struggle to determine the impact of earlier trauma on current adult decision making. O'Gorman and Diaz show how trauma is a driver of dysfunctional behaviors and linked with codependency, and they offer a concise yet detailed resource for survivors and thrivers as well as the professionals who work with them. Through a process modeled after the 12 Steps of AA, Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting: The Codependency Connection offers help to a broad array of readers (not just those who are ACOAs) by healing the wounded inner core and helping readers reconnect to their inner child.

Conscious Parenting

Mindful Living Course for Parents

Author: Nataša Pantović

Publisher: Artof4elements

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 228

View: 171

Conscious Parenting Course by Nataša Pantović (MSc Economics) and Ivana Milosavljević (MA Special Needs) is the AoL Mindfulness Bok #5 designed for parents. We use 100s of Transformation Tools and Parenting Exercises that will help you get in touch with your Soul, with Love, and with Patience when dealing with kids. Explore the magic work with: Soul's Diary, Spiritual Parenting Diary, Developing Parenting Virtues, Mindfulness Meditations, Rhythm, Day-to-day Routine, Happy Family Structure, Cultivating Relationships, etc. Within 12 Modules we examine 12 areas of Life and Implement various Transformation Tools to help you Live your Highest Potential as a Parent. You will explore some very inspiring Conscious Parenting Exercises exploring mind powers, subconscious and conscious thoughts, emotions, relationships. We look into parenting goals, dreams, and personal development plan. All through the exercises, we hope to inspire: - Your relationship with yourself as a parent and the world, - Your capability to Love, Be Organised, and Respect Rhythm and Structure - Your capacity to stay a Creative Parent that is Full of Energy.

The Joy of Parenting

An Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years

Author: Lisa W. Coyne

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 197

View: 659

Offers parents acceptance and commitment therapy skills to help them develop flexibility and mindfulness when parenting their children, and includes exercises covering such topics as handling tantrums and refocusing values.

Parenting from the Inside Out

How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive: 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Daniel J. Siegel MD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 951

An updated edition—with a new preface—of the bestselling parenting classic by the author of "BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain" In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent. Drawing on stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children. Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's decades of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, this book guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.

Parenting by Developmental Design

You, Your Child, and God

Author: Vivian L. Houk

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 902

In this book, Vivian Houk acknowledges that parenting is really hard work. There is no getting around that. It just is! While many books have been written about all major areas of development, she brings light to what may be the least understood and most confusing area of parenting today: the spiritual lives of their children. Parenting by Developmental Design was written for interested and engaged parents who need affirmation and want to know more about the pathway of spiritual formation for their children. For those who don't know how to begin, it offers hope and encouragement. God has given us some amazing and powerful tools, writes Houk, which are useful and effective in providing direction for those of us who suffer from the fear of failure or incompetence. We have the gift of imagination; the use of symbol, ritual, and celebration; and the tools for calming fears and healing wounds. And above all, the gift of the Holy Spirit. You are not alone or incapable. Anyone who values the stories of both the adult and child who walk with God will find this book enjoyable, engaging, and challenging.

Mindful Parenting

A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners

Author: Susan Bögels

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 518

Despite its inherent joys, the challenges of parenting can produce considerable stress. These challenges multiply—and the quality of parenting suffers—when a parent or child has mental health issues, or when parents are in conflict. Even under optimal circumstances, the constant changes as children develop can tax parents' inner resources, often undoing the best intentions and parenting courses. Mindful Parenting: A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners offers an evidence-based, eight week structured mindfulness training program for parents with lasting benefits for parents and their children. Designed for use in mental health contexts, its methods are effective whether parents or children have behavioral or emotional issues. The program's eight sessions focus on mindfulness-oriented skills for parents, such as responding to (as opposed to reacting to) parenting stress, handling conflict with children or partners, fostering empathy, and setting limits. The book dovetails with other clinical mindfulness approaches, and is written clearly and accessibly so that professionals can learn the material easily and impart it to clients. Featured in the text: Detailed theoretical, clinical, and empirical foundations of the program. The complete Mindful Parenting manual with guidelines for eight sessions and a follow-up. Handouts and assignments for each session. Findings from clinical trials of the Mindful Parenting program. Perspectives from parents who have finished the course. Its clinical focus and empirical support make Mindful Parenting an invaluable tool for practitioners and clinicians in child, school, and family psychology, psychotherapy/counseling, psychiatry, social work, and developmental psychology.

Parenting Without Fear

Letting Go of Worry and Focusing on What Really Matters

Author: Paul J. Donahue, Ph.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 310

"Dr. Donahue's calm, reasoned approach will help moms and dads sort out their concerns so they can stop worrying about the future and enjoy their rapidly changing kids — now." --Thomas. W. Phelan, author, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children The ‘perfect parenting' expectations imposed on you by the media, society, your family, and your community can seem impossible to live up to and only make you more fearful and anxious. Paul Donahue, Ph.D. has uncovered the six most common fears that prevent you from being the effective, loving, and successful parent you want to be: -The Fear of Letting Go -The Fear of Not Doing Enough -The Fear of Taking Charge -The Fear of Slowing Down -The Fear of Unstructured Time -The Fear of Falling Behind Parenting Without Fear gives you the tools to confront your fears, rethink your goals and teach your children how to be independent, to persevere, to cooperate and respect adults, to be mindful, to imagine and explore their world, and to develop compassion for others. Discover how to gain the confidence to trust your own judgment, and the courage to make choices about your children's academic, social and athletic lives that reflect your family's values and balance your needs with theirs. "Dr. Donahue has masterfully identifies the key fears faced by many parents as they confront the challenges of raising children in today's world and he does so with warmth, humor, and empathy. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for parents." --Robert Brooks, Ph.D., co-author, Raising Resilient Children and The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence and Personal Strength in Your Life "This book provides welcome reassurance to parents who worry they are not doing everything they can for their kids." --Nancy Samalin, M.S., author of Loving without Spoiling and 100 Timeless Tips for Raising Terrific Kids

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive B

Author: Pat Harvey

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 256

Temper tantrums in the supermarket. Tears that seem to come out of nowhere. Battles over homework that are more like wars. When your child has problems regulating his or her emotions, there's no hiding it. Children with intense emotions go from 0 to 100 in seconds and are prone to frequent emotional and behavioral outbursts that leave parents feeling bewildered and helpless. Other parents may have told you that it's just a phase or that your child needs discipline. In reality, your child may have emotion dysregulation, a tendency to react intensely to situations other children take in stride. Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions is an effective guide to de-escalating your child's emotions and helping your child express feelings in productive ways. You'll learn strategies drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), including mindfulness and validation skills, and practice them when your child's emotions spin out of control. This well-researched method for managing emotions can help your child make dramatic emotional and behavioral changes that both of you will be proud of.

Brave Parenting

A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children

Author: Krissy Pozatek

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 157

How do we build resilient children who can handle life's challenges? As parents today, we often feel that our role is to protect our children from the world: to cushion them when they fall, to lift them over obstacles, and to remove sharp rocks from their path. But controling a child’s entire environment and keeping all pain at bay isn’t feasible—we can’t prepare the world for our children, so instead we should focus on preparing our children for the world. “The solution is not removing impediments from our children’s lives,” writes Krissy Pozatek, “it is compassionately encouraging them to be brave.” We need to show our kids how to navigate their own terrain. If our kids face small hurdles, small pains, at a young age and learn to overcome these obstacles, they will be much better equipped to face larger trouble later in life. Early lessons in problem solving teach self-confidence and self-reliance—and show us that our kids are tougher than we think. Krissy draws her lessons from her experience guiding children in wilderness therapy and from her Buddhist practice—showing us that all life is as unpredictable as mountain weather, that impermanence is the only constant, and that the most loving act a parent can do is fearlessly ready their child to face the wilderness. For parents of children of all ages.

It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent

Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development

Author: Janis Clark Johnston

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 420

View: 864

While parents prepare for the birth of their children with trips to the doctor and birthing classes, parenthood itself requires on the job training. Here, Johnston invites parents to explore their own childhood experiences and memories in order to better understand the parenting challenges they face daily, and to accept that children raise parents as much as parents raise children. With tips, stories, and exercises, she guides parents through the various developmental stages of their children, and illustrates how we can make each moment count, one interaction at a time.