Mindfulness in parenting
As parents we’re also mentors. Mentoring is about developing your own personal leadership brand. Ask yourself, what do you stand for? What are the most important things you want your children to learn from you? Or remember about you?
Mindfulness helps us know ourselves more deeply. It helps us be more authentic. It’s about being secure and trusting the intention behind our decisions.
One of the best gifts we can give our children is to model being happy. When we as parents are running around stressed out it causes our children to feel anxious. We can pause and ask ourselves, “Is racing my kids from one activity to the next with no downtime how I want to remember these years?”
Mindfulness will help you not miss the little things; like when your child is excited to show you something, a smile or a hug.
Being fully present for just a few minutes can go a long way. It can help you feel nourished and help your child feel valued.