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40 benefits Mindfulness and Parenting

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This video explains the benefits of mindfulness on both parents and children.

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Resources that teach mindfulness:

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. A practical exercise of mindfulness (video)
Eckhart Tolle. A New Earth.
Coyne and Murrell. The Joy of parenting.
McCurry. Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance.

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Duncan,L.G., Coatsworth, J.D. & Greenberg, M.T.(2009) A Model of Mindful Parenting: Implications for Parent–Child Relationships and Prevention Research Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2009 Sep; 12(3): 255–270.doi: 10.1007/s10567-009-0046-3.
Kabat-Zinn, J. (2003). Mindfulness-based interventions in context: Past, present, and future. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice,10, 144–156. doi:10.1093/clipsy/bpg016.
Dumas, J. E. (2005). Mindfulness-based parent training: Strategies to lessen the grip of automaticity in families with disruptive children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology,34, 779–791. doi:10.1207/s15374424jccp3404_20. [PubMed] Mindfulness Web Site: Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life.
Coyne, L. W., & Murrell, A. R. (2009). The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Singh, N. N., Lancioni, G. E., Winton, A. S. W., Fisher, B. C., Wahler, R. G., McAleavey, K., et al. (2006). Mindful parenting decreases aggression, noncompliance, and self-injury in children with autism. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders,14(3), 169–177. doi:10.1177/10634266060140030401.
Singh,N.N, Lancioni, G.E., Winton, A.S.W., Singh, J., Curtis, W.J.Wahler, R.G.,& McAleavey, K.M. (2007) . Mindful Parenting Decreases Aggression and Increases Social Behavior in Children With Developmental Disabilities, 31 (6) , 749-771. doi: 10.1177/0145445507300924
Eisenberg, N., Cumberland, A., & Spinrad, T. L. (1998). Parental socialization of emotion. Psychological Inquiry,9, 241–273. doi:10.1207/s15327965pli0904_1. [PMC free article] [PubMed] Katz, L. F., Wilson, B., & Gottman, J. M. (1999). Meta-emotion philosophy and family adjustment: Making an emotional correction. In M. J. Cox & J. Brooks-Gunn (Eds.), Conflict and cohesion in families: Causes and consequences. The Advances in Family Therapy Research Series (pp. 131–165). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


How to boost metabolism- Tips to increase metabolism

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When we think about improving health or losing weight, the first thing to pay attention to should be metabolism. Metabolism has a great influence on how our body cells are supplied with energy and nutrients. Take a look at some of the LESSER KNOWN ways to increase metabolism – other than the obvious ones like increasing physical activity, eating smaller meals through the day, etc

What to do when my kids fight: 3 positive discipline strategies

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Here’s 3 quick and effective strategies to use with sibling rivalry that I teach from Positive Discipline. Fighting is an everyday occurrence in our house with 4 kids / teens! I’m amazed at how affected I am emotionally when my kids fight – it is often the time when I need to use all my mindfulness skills! And often when I am most stressed, tired or busy that it happens! (usually because my attention is elsewhere!). These strategies have really helped me as a parent stay more mindful….and not get caught up in escalating the fight by coming in over the top of the kids! The strategies are not foolproof – but even if they only work 60% of the time they help to bring some more calm into our house which is great! This video links in beautifully with my Dealing with BIG feelings video…. as the key thing I have learnt to do when my kids fight is to make sure everyone is safe and then negotiate with them that they all have something to do to calm down (agreed to before the fight happens!)….before we can even begin to talk about it!

What works at your house? What doesn’t work?

This is often a huge issue for the parents that come and see me for parent coaching. We discuss this issue a lot more in our online parenting class Resilient Families Thriving Kids – you can find out more and free trial some videos at or email me, Sara Phillips, Mum and Parent Coach on

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How to be Kind and Firm as a parent?

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A quick intro into Kind & Firm, a concept I first read about in Steve Biddulph’s books and later in Positive Discipline! To me, a Mum and a parent coach, this is such an important concept that I fit it into all my mindful parenting workshops. None of us are perfect, we can’t be kind and firm all the time but it is great to have a general direction to head towards and I know when I’m there as it feels right!! The best way to find your kind and firm sweet spot is to negotiate the solution with your child if they are over 4! 🙂
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How To Deal With Big Feelings; Understanding The Brain Research

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A quick intro into what happens in our brains when we experience a BIG feeling, and what happens in a child’s brain too…how do we experience our fight, flight or freeze response and how can we use the latest brain research in mindfulness to calm ourselves down and calm our kids down…and why it’s important for everyone to calm down before talking it out!!
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I first learnt about this concept in the Bringing Up Great Kids Program – it is fantastic and there are some great resources for parents such as the Mindful Parenting Book. Dan Siegel was the first to use the hand model of the brain as far as I know – check it out here: and you’ll find it within Positive Discipline workshops too 🙂
My name is Sara Phillips, I’m a Mum and a parent coach and I am practicing mindful parenting daily!

Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPhones Or iPads! Vigilant Parenting 101

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In this video I share why Steve Jobs did not let his children use the iphone and ipad! His reason is a good one and all parents should be made aware! Please share this video! God Bless, STAY VIGILANT & FEAR NO EVIL !!!

Vigilant Manhood, Relationships & Parenting 101

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