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Mindful Parenting

by Kristen Race, Ph.D.

Between school pressures, extracurricular activities, homework, and demanding careers, it's hard to find time just to get dinner on the table. In Mindful Parenting, child and family psychologist Dr. Kristen Race speaks directly to today's busy families who make up what she calls "Generation Stress" and presents and alternative--a mindful approach. Drawing on the latest research, she shows how mindfulness helps us--and our children--feel happier, healthier, calmer, less anxious, less stressed, and more focused.

In Mindful Parenting, find:

  • Simple Explanations: How the brain works and why parents and kids today are more stressed, anxious, and angry than ever before.
  • Practical Solutions: Things parents can do to create a more relaxed and happier home.
  • Quick Tips: "Brain Coolers" that can be used in the moment to help families relax, recharge, and create happiness

Mindful Parenting understands the realities of raising a family in our fast paced and often frenetic world and provides hundreds of easy to implement solutions to help parents and children manage stress, create peace and live happier lives.

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Praise for Mindful Parenting:

"I swear on my mothering life that I never thought I'd be one of those self help, book reading moms. I didn't expect to identify with and see myself so much in this book. Trust me, I've laughed at most parenting books, condemned them, and even thrown them out, literally in the trash. But this one was different. Maybe it's because of all the stress we have had around here lately. Maybe it's because not only did this book give me the tools that could help ease some of Caitlin's stress and anxiety, but it also did it in a way that didn't make me feel like a bad parent having to change years of bad habits. This book also explained it in scientific detail exactly what is happening when my child has a moment of anxiety, what happens inner brain and how her body responds. This book opened my eyes and gave me better insight on what is happening with my child." --Megan at Absolute Mommy Blog

"Because everything you do -- or don't do -- affects the way your child acts, you also should read "Mindful Parenting" by Kristen Race. It probably gives the best description of the brain and how it acts and reacts of any book the Family Almanac has recommended in years." --Marguerite Kelly at Washington Post

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About Kristen Race

A parent, teacher, and self-proclaimed "brain geek" Kristen Race, Ph.D. is the founder of Mindful Life and creator of our methods and programs.


"Is your family running from one activity to the next? Do you spend more time balancing conflicting schedules than bonding as a family? MINDFUL PARENTING will help you and your family lead calmer, happier, and healthier lives. Dr. Kristen Race offers lots of clever, fun techniques you can implement right away. The takeaways will help you and your children find the balance and calm you all need and deserve. This book is a must-read for all parents of our generation."

-Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

"In our increasingly hectic world, many parents feel too busy, stressed, and distracted to teach their kids how to live healthy lives. MINDFUL PARENTING will show you how to slow down, model mindfulness, and stay connected as a family. Rooted in science and filled with practical takeaways, this is a welcome and needed book for all parents."
- Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

"A thoughtful, science-based plan that helps today's parents and thieir kids to use mindfulness techniques. Busy parents will benefit from Race's balanced approach and bounty of family-friendly ways to decompress."

- Publishers Weekly