On January 13, Hanna Rosin wrote a piece on Slate’s Double X blog titled “Crap, I Forgot to Be Mindful Again: How the mindful parenting movement is setting parents up to fail.”
I wrote a response to the post on my Mindful Parenting blog, which included this paragraph:
Rosin essentially endorses of the concepts of mindful parenting (including a description of this blog as “often smart and knowing” – thanks, Hanna!) while simultaneously dissing the whole idea. I suspect that she is having a similar reaction to mindful parenting that I have to most parenting theories, something along the lines of “Great. Just great. Another thing I’m not doing, another way in which I am colossally screwing up this whole parenting gig. I’m too tired for this sh*t.
You can read the rest of my response here.