Mindful parenting



Parenting while staying present in the moment, understanding of the child’s behavior, nonjudgemental, compassionate, accepting response.

Benefits and Practices

  • Reduced anxiety and stress in whole family
  • Help with social decision making
  • Less aggression
  • Improve parent-child communication
  • Improve satisfaction in family
  • More parental involvement with less effort
  • Active Listening
  • Nonjudgemental acceptance
  • Emotional awareness
  • Empathy
  • Self-awareness
  • Self regulation
  • Compassion
  • Respond constructively
  • Develop healthy relationships
  • Boost mental wellness


  • Practice mindfulness personally in the present moment with the child
  • Try not to be impulsive with reactions. Acknowledge your emotions before responding.
  • Name your feelings
  • Slow deep breaths
  • Practice active listening with child and express empathy
  • Be authoritative but not authoritarian
  • Spend unstructured time together
  • Practice gratitude

See also

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