1. Observe The Present Moment
So often our minds are elsewhere when we’re parenting, but taking the time to pay attention to what’s happening now matters. Dr. Kuzirian shared, “This is being aware of your thoughts and feelings. Parents that practice this tend to be less blindsided by their child's changing developmental, temperamental, and emotional needs because they can observe what is happening with their emotions in check. We want to be aware, but not consumed by these things. Which is quite the balancing act. But Mindfulness helps us with this. Observing the moment relieves us from the constant worry and self-criticism that can cloud our minds when interacting with our children.”