“Moment” Episode 1: What is Mindful Parenting?

The following is a transcript from Episode 1 of My Mindful Mat Moment Podcast Episode 1: FOR PARENTS – What is Mindful Parenting? Podcast Episode 1 Transcript Welcome to the My Mindful Mat Moment. Today we will discuss what it means to be a Mindful Parent.   Mindfulness has become common in pop culture. Luckily, that’s…

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.

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…