My Mindful Mat encouraging parents to calm down so their children can calm down too

Be Your Child’s “CALM DOWN!”

The first person who needs to be calm when a child is having a tantrum is YOU. You’re not alone if you’ve raised your voice to ironically tell your child to “calm down!” We all need that reminder. My Mindful Mat is just as much for the parents as it is for the children. Let’s talk about that as I share a personal story from tonight.

Rethink Time Out

Life is new to our little ones. Think about a new job. How well would you have done if you had been thrown into it with no training? So why do we expect our little ones to handle big emotions without any training? Here we’ll talk briefly about how you can take the traditional time out and time in methods and turn them into emotion regulation training.

Mini Mindful Journal

We are huge advocates for any type of personal journaling. There are several benefits of putting pen to paper with your thoughts and observations. To help, we’re releasing a free printable “Mini Mindful Journal™” with 5 of the following kid-friendly mindful journaling activities. (Print your Mini Mindful Journal™ for free by clicking on the link…

Mindful Discipline: A Team Effort

We recently presented at the Utah Association for the Education of Young Children Conference (UAEYC). The following is a simple summary of our presentation for attendees to look back on and to give those who weren’t able to attend a brief insight. We are so grateful for the opportunity we had to present at the…

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Talking Time (Free Bedtime Conversation Starter Printable)

Talking Time +Free Bedtime Conversation Starter Printable   This week on The Intentional Family Moment, we discuss the question “Why does Talking Time matter?”. Talking time is taking a few key moments to talk with your child before they go to sleep. It helps your child decompress, it helps you bond with your child and…

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Being a Mindful Example (Tips For Mindful Parenting)

Being A Mindful Example Tips for Mindful Parenting This week on the intentional family moment podcast, we discussed the question “How can we help our children be present in a world that pulls them in every direction?” In our discussion, we came to the conclusion that one of the best ways to help your child be…

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Slow Down for Grown Ups

To achieve Mindful Parenting, you need Mindful Parents. Here are some tips to help you slow down and parent with meaning while using your My Mindful Mat™. Tip 1: Share the Air One of the activities in the original My Mindful Mat™ involves teaching your child to take deep breaths. The situation that brought your…