It’s easy to lose your cool when one of your kids does something you’ve told him not to do a million times before.
It’s especially easy when you’re already feeling weighed down by worries and irritations that have been piling up in your internal world.
Maybe you’re thinking, “Being mindful is great when you’ve got time to relax, but when you feel agitated and justifiably frustrated with your kids, who has time to be mindful?”
Mindful parenting isn’t just for those moments when you’re about to lose your cool.
In fact, practicing mindfulness as a parent can help you stave off many of the situations that trigger emotional outbursts in your child and you.
And the more you make time to practice mindfulness as a parent — and teach your kids to do the same — the more time you create to enjoy the fruits of this habit.
Once you learn how to be a mindful parent (and what that actually means), you’ll wonder why you didn’t learn about it sooner.