- There are many things you can do as a parent to help your ability to parent mindfully during challenging situations
- I summarize these skills as the 4 A’s of mindful parenting: Awareness, Acceptance, Attention, and Action
In previous articles we have discussed the concept of mindful parenting Introduction to Mindful Parenting, we have looked at a few of the brain regions that have an important influence on parenting reactions, and we have also discussed some personal factors that may make you more vulnerable to non-mindful parenting. We have also described 2 common characteristics of the non-mindful parenting experience. So now that we have discussed the challenges and barriers to mindful parenting, let’s look a little more closely at some skills that can be helpful in staying mindful through difficult parenting challenges. We will discuss 4 skills that, when developed together, can support your ability to foster your child’s well-being through mindful parenting.
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