Introducing mindfulness into the lives of our children and teenagers is perhaps the greatest gift we can offer. Mindfulness builds emotional intelligence, boosts happiness, increases curiosity and engagement, reduces anxiety and depression, soothes the pain of trauma, and helps kids (and adults) focus, learn, and make better choices. If that weren't enough, research now shows that mindfulness significantly enhances what psychologists call "flourishing" - the opposite of depression and avoidance.
Growing Up Mindful helps parents, educators, and counselors learn how to embody and share the skills of mindfulness that will empower our children with resilience throughout their lives. With more than 75 accessible exercises and practices, along with adaptations for the individual needs of a wide range of children and teens, this inspiring guidebook brings you road-tested insights and tools for:
* Tapping the power of the imagination, play, and creativity
* Body-based mindfulness and movement practices
* Creatively overcoming resistance and gaining kids' buy-in
* The mindful use of technology and social media
* Building the foundation through your own personal practice
* "Attending" and "Befriending" - two positive responses to stress
* Setting intentions and managing expectations of new practitioners
* Sharing mindfulness in a formal setting including schools and workplaces
* Extending our practice into the larger communities we share
"Seeds of mindfulness can be planted in anyone at any time - seeds that under the right conditions can burst and bloom into a life of compassion and connection," writes Dr. Willard. Growing Up Mindful invites you to "embark on something incredible and world-changing" as you join the growing community of adults bringing wonder, curiosity, and reflection back into childhood and adolescence.
By Mclaughlin, Rebecca
n the United States, nearly 11 million children are in daycare each day, yet it's surprising how uninformed many parents are about what really goes on while they are away. How do you find the right daycare or know that the one you have chosen is indeed the best choice? Every parent wants peace of mind knowing their children are in good hands but how can they ever really be sure.
Imagine that you were given a magic crystal ball that allowed you to see what your kids were actually experiencing at daycare
Daycare Diaries will take you through the doors of in-home daycares and childcare centers and provide a "behind the scenes" peek into the daycare world many never get to see. Written by two daycare providers with over 30 years of combined childcare experience, Daycare Diaries is a unique collection of true daycare stories, each providing an important lesson. Whether you are a first time parent or have used daycare for years, these stories will leave you feeling more confident knowing what the ideal daycare should look like for your child
Let our experience be your guide on this exciting journey into the childcare world. . .you just might be surprised.
Help! I'm a Dad
By Harper, Nick
From the author of Man Skills come a guide that will help all new dads step up to the plate and successfully take on the challenges of parenthood Becoming a dad can be a daunting prospect and a first-time dad needs all the help he can get. With a combination of expert advice from midwives, health visitors, and other professionals, along with first-hand accounts from parents who have been there already, this survival guide will give new dads the confidence and positivity they need to really enjoy their newfound status, and be amazing new fathers and partners.
Strong Mothers, Strong Sons
By Meeker, Margaret J
Meg Meeker, M.D., acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, now turns to an equally powerful relationship in the family: the one between mother and son. From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen - or rebuild - her relationship with her son. Boys today face unique challenges and pressures, and the burden on mothers to guide their boys through them can feel overwhelming.
Yell Less, Love More
By Mccraith, Sheila
Do you often find yourself losing your cool and yelling at your kids? It happens to us all, but it doesn't have to. With Yell Less, Love More you'll learn practical, simple solutions to keep you focused on loving more and yelling less, no matter what the circumstance. It is possible to change and enjoy a calmer life because of it! Take the Orange Rhino 30-day challenge to yell less. In this guidebook to happier parenting, author Sheila McCraith shares daily thoughts, tips, and motivational personal stories to help you toss out the screams and welcome in the peace. Whether you have one child or twenty (or one you still yell at who is twenty), strengthen your relationships and maybe even laugh a little more--by taking the challenge today.The Rhino: A naturally calm animal that charges when provoked.
Fair Winds Pr
By Ockwell-smith, Sarah
Congratulations! You are about to become, or recently became, a new mom. But now what? You may feel overwhelmed by all the advice given to you by friends, family members, online sites, and the slew of contradicting information about calming a crying baby, getting on a feeding schedule, and training your infant to sleep through the night. BabyCalm™ (a company founded in 2007 in England by Sarah Ockwell-Smith and expanding to the United States this year) runs classes that aim to turn stressed-out parents and crying babies into happier parents and calmer babies. In BabyCalm™, Ockwell-Smith sets out to provide new mothers with the inspiring ethos and methods of her successful company.BabyCalm™ aims to empower new parents to raise their baby with confidence.