Friday, August 26, 2016

Ready, set, breathe: Practicing mindfulness with your children for fewer meltdowns and a more peaceful family

Ready, set, breathe is a 224-page guide to the art of staying mindful and in the moment to combat your child's meltdowns as, or even before, they occur. Written with children from 2 to 10 years old in mind, the book is authored by a writer and mom with a MSW and PhD in social work. The author's knowledge and humor is evident as she clearly shares stories of her own children and their use of mindfulness practices as a family.

This guide aims to shows parents how to calm themselves and their child and stay in the present moment in order to stop or even avoid meltdowns altogether. Written in two parts, the book offers tips and strategies to teach your child how to calm down while learning about how to stay calm yourself. Part 1: Getting Into A Mindful Mind-Set discusses the ways in which mindfulness can help your child as well as acknowledging that it all begins with the parent. Part 2: Sharing Mindfulness With Your Child shares simple but effective games, activities and strategies to teach children how to focus, calm down, and deal with stress.

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