The Mindful Parent
Provocative, life-changing and kind, this book will transform how you think about yourself as a parent, as well as transforming how you parent
Is it even possible to be sane, calm and connected in the chaos of parenting? Yes!
Somewhere in our over-scheduled and frantic lives we've lost our intuition around how to bring up kids. Our children come with all they need to flourish to their full potential, and yet we've accessorized the parent-child relationship beyond recognition, creating a world of stress for parents and kids.
The Mindful Parent changes all that. It's a timely and liberating journey back to the heart of what really matters — a deep and lasting relationship with our children. Its unique approach leads us to that deep connection by weaving together the latest in neuroscience, personal story and deceptively simple strategies that are so kind and effective it's hard not to use them.
Each chapter re-examines a different area of our parenting lives — our busyness and stress levels; our more difficult emotions; our challenging core beliefs; our essential connection with our children; our children's tricky emotions; and the struggle of conflict-management.
There is more un-learning than learning in this book. It will be read with a huge sigh of relief, a new sense of joy and a realisation that the expertise to parent well is already deep within each one of us.
'This is one of those rare books which takes an incredibly complex but hugely important subject and turns that into simple tools we can all understand and apply. If you sometimes struggle to be the kind of parent you want to be… this book is an absolute must.' — Nigel Latta, clinical psychologist, author & speaker
About the Author
Shirley Pastiroff is a counsellor and a parent coach at Renew Your Mind. She has trained thousands of parents in the techniques described in this book, and seen many homes and families transformed. She has five children of her own. Shirley lives in Auckland, New Zealand.