Mindful Tips for Parents

As parents we are all running the same race: Get ready for work, drop the kids off at school, work hard all day in order to get back early for hockey or piano practice, make dinner, make sure the homework gets done and then crash on the couch once the kids are in bed. It can be challenging to remain mindful and in the present moment when our daily routine can set us into a chaotic autopilot. In this post, MindSpace’s corporate mindfulness program director, and mom of three, Jill Graham proposes 11 tips that you might find helpful in reducing stress and being a more mindful parent.

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]Robert Paris has been working as a management consultant for over 15 years with Fortune 500 companies all over the world. More recently, Robert has become president of Myelin Leadership International, whose goal is to grow leaders and businesses through the leveraging of neuroscience principles. I sat down with Robert to discuss how neuroleadership can be leveraged by the practice of mindfulness at work.

September marks a period of transition for most of us; we can sense a shift as the days get shorter and summer gradually makes way for the fall season. This time of year involves returning to a more structured routine, getting the kids ready for back-to-school and daily activities. It also usually involves getting busier and feeling more stressed. As our life speeds up, many of us find a renewed interest in making time to resume our mindfulness meditation practice, something that we know is deeply restorative but that somehow has managed to fade with our summer plans.