Mindful Parenting Behaviour
Mindful parenting behaviour is about setting an ongoing intention to be present in the given moment. This presence can take many forms: for example, it may look like paying attention to your child, noticing your own feelings when you’re in conflict with him or her, pausing before responding and listening to your child’s viewpoints, even if they differ from your own.
In applying these principles of mindfulness to parenthood, we create an opportunity to be more responsive and more productive, as well as being less in ‘auto-pilot mode’ and less overwhelmed.
Mindful parenting can positively benefit your family’s health, happiness, and well-being as well as providing you with simple ways to be a calmer, more mindful parent.
A mindful parenting approach involves pausing so that you can be attuned to your child’s deeper thoughts and feelings, and respond to him or her in an appropriate and loving way.