What Is Mindful Parenting? It May Be Worth Trying

December 7, 2016

One of the biggest struggles every parent faces is being present; being in-the-moment, and letting the little things go in terms of raising children. It's easy to get yourself all stressed out when the mornings are hectic, and it's easy to bark at your children when they interrupt your work. But the guilt isn't so easy. For a lot of parents, choosing to be more mindful has helped them overcome that guilt and made their home a happier, more relaxed place for their kids. But what is mindful parenting? Does it mean letting your children do whatever they want for the sake of peace? Is it like attachment parenting? Does it require a lot of extra work? I know, you have even more questions. Look, choosing a parenting "style" isn't everyone's cup of tea. Most people just wing this whole parenting thing (including me) and do what works for their children. Whether you co-sleep or not, formula feed or not, it's up to you to decide how to raise your child. But if mindful parenting can help ease some of the stress and anxiety of raising kiddos, then why not? According to The Huffington Post, being mindful has become a trend in the last few years, but it's a trend that works. Simply put, it's an awareness that comes through paying attention to the world around you and being present in the moment. Because most people have a hard time focusing on one thing at a time or really taking in what they're doing, it's easy to become frustrated, anxious, or burned out. Applying that to parenting? Well, it makes sense. GIPHY The Mindful Parent suggested that when you use mindful...

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