Description : This generation of parents is overwhelmed with parenting advice; Carla Naumburg sets out to remind them that they have everything they need to raise healthy, happy children. Mindful parenting is about paying attention to what is going on with your children and yourself without judging it or freaking out about it or thinking everyone, including yourself and your child, should be doing something differently. In Parenting in the Present Moment, Naumburg shares what truly matters in parenting—connecting with children in ways that are meaningful to them and you, staying grounded amidst the craziness of parenting, and staying present for whatever life throws your way. With reassuring, compassionate storytelling, she weaves the most current theories—about healthy relationships, compassionate self-care, and mindfulness—throughout vignettes of her own chaotic childhood and parental struggles. She shows how mindfulness creates a solid foundation for any style of parenting, regardless of your cultural background, socio-economic status, or family structure. She also introduces the STAY model for tough times: Stop whatever it is you’re doing; Take a Breath; Attune to you thoughts and those of your child; and Yield to what is happening so you can respond from a place of connection and compassion. Parenting is an ongoing journey that constantly challenges every parent. Parenting in the Present Moment will help each family find its own way.
Description : Nationally acclaimed parent coach and trainer Tina Feigal returns with this revised edition of her book, formerly titled The Pocket Coach for Parents. With new content on trauma-effective parenting, Present Moment Parenting: Your Guide to a Peaceful Life with Your Intense Child will help you: * Understand the connection between the child's heart and brain * Recognize how the brain responds to stress and trauma * Learn effective parenting strategies to decrease intensity and create peace at home There are many reasons a child doesn't respond to typical parenting techniques--a mental health diagnosis (such as ADHD or ODD), a life challenge (such as divorce or removal from home), autism, attachment issues, giftedness, physical or emotional trauma--or simply being ''hard to handle.'' Whatever the root cause of the intensity, Present Moment Parenting will give you the tools you need to create a peaceful life.
Description : An innovative approach for parents of addicted children, this step-by-step program teaches parents how to reconnect with the entire family and be in charge again. The program is designed to help parents let go of the addicted family system and begin parenting with renewed strength and positive power.
Description : Discover the step-by-step path to peaceful parenting The Art of Peaceful Parenting is for parents who want a loving relationship with their child, but who struggle with day-to-day challenges of poor communication, behavioural issues or lack of connection. It guides you from a knee jerk reaction to a loving and empowered response, enhancing healthy communication and deepening the bond for years to come. This book is about connection ... a connection so powerful that it shapes our children’s lives. Sharon Turton has devoted herself to supporting parents and children, so they can grow to their full potential and deepen the precious parent/ child bond. Around Australia and internationally, she has been facilitating emotional release work and improving relationships for over twenty years. Her first book, Connecting Kids with Their Inner Potential, has improved the relationships of families around the world. ‘In The Art of Peaceful Parenting, Sharon explores the role of parents and adults in developing a child’s emotional intelligence and ability to express their thoughts and feelings in an open, safe and supportive environment. Using stories from her own direct experience, she demonstrates how our own emotions, shutdowns, triggers and responses directly impact our children and their development.’ Brandon Bays, international bestselling author of The Journey and The Journey for Kids.
Description : In a world full of many influences, The Parenting Project shows you how, through the practice of daily conversation, to maintain influence in your child's life. Are you losing the influence game with your children? If you want to direct your child's growth, then they need to get to know you. In The Parenting Project, parenting experts Dr. Amy Alamar and Dr. Kristine Schlichting show you how to talk with your children on a regular basis to gain their trust. In a time when kids have many things vying for their attention, you want to become the go-to person, the one they turn to the most for advice and comfort. Sometimes it's difficult to speak with your children about serious subjects. That's why The Parenting Project teaches you how to make a habit of it, providing you with prompts to help start potentially difficult conversations across a broad range of subjects that apply to everyday life. The authors have divided these conversations into five categories to inform your approach—Heart-based, Uncomfortable, Dangerous, Character, and Brave—because each type requires different strategies and "conversation starters." The book includes story after story of how parents have built extraordinary relationships with kids through the act of talking with one another, day by day. With some help from Dr. Alamar and Dr. Schlichting, it will be become easier to open up conversations with (rather than at) your children so that when the big questions arise, your child will turn to you first.
Description : 9.When one mother dares to open her mind, cherish the stress of her mothering challenges, and turn it into a deeper connection with her children, it inspires other mothers to make the same radical transformation in their lives. Through your mothering struggles, The Present Mother facilitates you toward your own spiritual enlightenment. Part intimate memoir and part selfinquiry workbook, it demonstrates an effective way to see and release the root cause of any type of disconnection you have with your child. It shows you exactly how to question the thoughts that cause any kind of confusion, dissatisfaction or stress you experience in your mothering. It shows you exactly how to use those same thoughts to unlock your inner peace, happiness, and a deepest connection imaginable with your child using this 40-day parenting workshop with your own spiritual guide:Yourself. With ingredients from the fields of Mindfulness, Neuroscience, Child Development, Yoga, and Spiritual Enlightenment, The Present Mother shows you a way to:-Understand the root cause of your parenting challenges with complete clarity and begin again in truly enjoying being a parent;-Work with your own thoughts so you can stop passing on any kind of unproductive patterns to your child and instead, pass on what you want;-Shed any guilt you feel over what you've said or done to your child in the past and repair your relationship so you can be a positive influence on your child again;-Melt away your worries about your child and instead, have quick, easy, complete access to your wisdom, creativity, kindness and joy;-Stop any doubts you have in your mothering abilities so you can more consistently be the powerful, loving leader you want to be for your child;-Be a fully present mother in body, mind and spirit.
Description : Self-healing through self-parenting, a concept introduced a generation ago, has helped thousands of adult children of alcoholics who are codependent and have conflicts in their primary relationships. Now Patricia O'Gorman, Ph.D., and Phil Diaz, M.S.W., authors of the classic book The 12 Steps to Self-Parenting for Adult Children and its companion workbook, expand the reach of that successful healing paradigm to anyone who has suffered from any kind of trauma. Whether they grew up in a dysfunctional home, were victims of violence, or suffered other types of acute distress, many people struggle to determine the impact of earlier trauma on current adult decision making. O'Gorman and Diaz show how trauma is a driver of dysfunctional behaviors and linked with codependency, and they offer a concise yet detailed resource for survivors and thrivers as well as the professionals who work with them. Through a process modeled after the 12 Steps of AA, Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting: The Codependency Connection offers help to a broad array of readers (not just those who are ACOAs) by healing the wounded inner core and helping readers reconnect to their inner child.
Description : An updated edition—with a new preface—of the bestselling parenting classic by the author of "BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain" In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent. Drawing on stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children. Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's decades of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, this book guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.
Description : Offers parents acceptance and commitment therapy skills to help them develop flexibility and mindfulness when parenting their children, and includes exercises covering such topics as handling tantrums and refocusing values.
Description : Despite its inherent joys, the challenges of parenting can produce considerable stress. These challenges multiply—and the quality of parenting suffers—when a parent or child has mental health issues, or when parents are in conflict. Even under optimal circumstances, the constant changes as children develop can tax parents' inner resources, often undoing the best intentions and parenting courses. Mindful Parenting: A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners offers an evidence-based, eight week structured mindfulness training program for parents with lasting benefits for parents and their children. Designed for use in mental health contexts, its methods are effective whether parents or children have behavioral or emotional issues. The program's eight sessions focus on mindfulness-oriented skills for parents, such as responding to (as opposed to reacting to) parenting stress, handling conflict with children or partners, fostering empathy, and setting limits. The book dovetails with other clinical mindfulness approaches, and is written clearly and accessibly so that professionals can learn the material easily and impart it to clients. Featured in the text: Detailed theoretical, clinical, and empirical foundations of the program. The complete Mindful Parenting manual with guidelines for eight sessions and a follow-up. Handouts and assignments for each session. Findings from clinical trials of the Mindful Parenting program. Perspectives from parents who have finished the course. Its clinical focus and empirical support make Mindful Parenting an invaluable tool for practitioners and clinicians in child, school, and family psychology, psychotherapy/counseling, psychiatry, social work, and developmental psychology.