“Moment” Episode 3: Mindfulness and Language with Victoria Lovett

Summary: We interview Victoria Lovett, a speech language pathologist with extensive experience working with young children learning to speak, as well as those needing language rehabilitation after brain trauma. We discuss how parents can help their children learn to speak, how mindfulness plays a role in that learning process, and how parents can use rephrasing…

“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…

Introducing “Moment”

The My Mindful Mat “Moment” podcast is a FREE supplemental resource available on your favorite podcasting platforms and will be transcribed in the blog posts. “Moment” was created to complement your My Mindful Mat experience. Learn more about the podcast HERE. Episode 0: Introduction For Parents Hi Parents! First off, thank you for being here. My Mindful Mat™…

Winter Mindfulness Activities

There is something spectacular about every season. Take time with your children this winter to notice the unique attributes of winter. Here are FIVE winter mindfulness activity ideas to use with your My Mindful Mat to get you started. 1. Snow Sounds If you’re lucky enough to have snow, open a window or go outside. Sit and…

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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.

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…

How can we help our children be present in a world that pulls them in every direction? (The Intentional Family Moment Podcast)

How can we help our children be present in a world that pulls them in every direction? *This transcript was originally posted on Coriaria.com* TRANSCRIPT Welcome to the Intentional Family Moment. Take a moment with us as we discuss our thoughts on your family-related questions, then join us as we work together to become more…

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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…