In 1997, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, wrote the precious book Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, which was co-written with his wife MylaKabat-Zinn. It was revised in the year 2009.
What does it mean to Be Mindful?
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgmentally”-JonKabat-Zinn. Mindfulness means that of we are conscious of what is going on but we must remain in that moment without judgment. Mindfulness means we will be more awake in our lives, we will be more conscious about our feelings, thoughts. It is a kind of meditation and introspection.
Mindfulnesshelps in coping with a situation more efficiently. It decreases stress, anxiety, and depression. It lowers high blood pressure. Mindfulness helps in increasing immune system. It develops the skills of socialization, communication among individual. It boosts self –esteem and self- confidence of people. It helps to develop the analyzing skill of a person. It helps to develop the thought process of people. It enhances relationships, cultivates healthy and positive work environment.
Mindfulness As It Relates to Parenting
Mindful parenting helps in enhancing the quality of parenting and co-parenting. Parents develop more compassion and empathy for themselves and their children. It helps to build a good and healthy relationship and understanding among the kids with their parents. It helps in handling difficult situations and complex emotions more efficiently by the parents. They can resolve the conflicts in a better way. Parents can deal with the critical situations effectively. It helps to reduce the parental stress.
Theparents must have to be mindful with their expectations from their children. The parents must deal with stress without losing their own balance. They must apologize to their children if they have broken their trust. On the other hand it provides a relaxed and refreshing environment for the healthy growth of the precious little kids.