A lot of people don’t realize that the Buddha had a child. In fact, I own a book called If The Buddha Had Kids. And when I first heard about mindful parenting as a new mother, I thought, “The Buddha would have felt a lot differently about this whole living in the moment crap if […]
What do we miss when we don’t pay attention?
The holidays may be “the most wonderful time of the year” and “the hap-happiest season of all,” but sometimes all the marshmallow toasting and parties for hosting and excessive snow-blowing leave us … less than glowing. We officially launch the holiday season this week — Thanksgiving, Black Fri- Thursday?, gay happy meetings, and lots of good eatings. […]
Our little Maxes will eventually sail off, in days or weeks or years, to where the wild things are. How do we help them navigate? Let’s start by nurturing their emotional lives.
Zen parenting is about embracing absurdity. Parenting, like a perplexing Zen koan, often calls for the abandonment of logic and the acceptance of paradox.
For me, there are many joys in the back-to-school season: new school supplies (bouquets of sharpened pencils, anyone?), cool fall air, and, especially, the return to structure and routine. But some school-year routines, like getting ready in the morning or doing homework, can be a challenge for our children. Many mornings consist of struggles, shouting, and […]
Are the cries of “I’m bored!!!” getting to you? Check out this list of 10 mindful activities you can do with your kids during the dog days of summer!
I’ve spent so much time teaching my daughter the strategies I use to calm down and practice mindfulness, that I overlooked how very different her needs often are. An epiphany story…
Mindful parenting is not perfect parenting. It’s applying our mindful awareness to the practice of parenting. It is cultivating equanimity, even in the midst of chaos. It’s learning to surf instead of being tossed around in the storm.