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Mindful Parenting: Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative, Engaged, Happy Kids in Today’s Hectic World

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A mindful approach to parenting that helps children (and their parents) feel happier, healthier, calmer, and less stressed in our frenetic era

Rooted in the science of the brain, and integrating cognitive neuroscience and child development, Mindful Parenting is a unique program that speaks directly to today’s busy families who make up what Dr. Race calls "Generation Stress.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published September 10th 2013)
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No, I'm not a parent, but I'm teaching a mindfulness class to my students, and this is the first book I've read on the subject of mindfulness and children to prepare for that.

This book started off incredibly strong; you can really recognize Dr. Race's science background. The first few chapters are set up to explain how our brains are wired for stress, including data and research. Race keeps it basic, but informative, and I felt like I had a good handle on basic brain function without feeling con
“Mindful Parenting” is positive and optimistic, with practical advice for parents of children of different age groups. The book is organized into 3 sections: recognizing stress’ harmful effects on the body, minimizing hidden stresses, and practicing mindfulness. Each chapter talks about brain chemistry and the science behind stress and mindfulness, as well as mindfulness tips and techniques. Race assures us that we all make parenting mistakes, and that we don’t have to practice all these mindful ...more
Great parenting book with a lot of tips for the adults as well. I found myself very taken aback thinking about the kind of technology driven and overstimulating world my kids will grow up in. Give a lot of insight on how to weave mindfulness into everyday and help kids manage energy and stress.
This book has a lot of good reminders for me...I need to do a better job of teaching my children how to handle and cope with stress in their lives! I actually used this for a family night discussion and hope to implement a few if her ideas.
Kim Erwin
One of the VERY BEST parenting books I have EVER read. This is my gift to all new or repeat parents in my life. Cannot recommend highly enough!!!
Lisa B-w
Loved it! Well written. Easy to read and full of great suggestions for both parents and educators. Happily surprised by the quality of this book.
Nikki Morse
Couldn't finish because I have bigger fish to fry as a parent. It's probably a lovely book.
Victoria Beall
Gives great ideas and examples on situations. Very helpful especially with children with OCD.
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Just saw author at Tattered Cover--great scientific knowledge and practical advice.
WELL worth the read. So much so that I have purchased my own copy.
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