Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters
This book has literally changed my relationship with my daughter (and myself). The examples Dr. Naumburg gives, and the ideas to put them into practice have helped me become a more calm, loving, compassionate and understanding mother. I literally came up with an idea while reading the book, and immediately talked to my daughter about it. We started implementing it, and I have not yelled in over two weeks.
This generation of parents is overwhelmed with parenting advice; Carla Naumburg sets out to remind them that they have everything they need to raise healthy, happy children. Mindful parenting is about paying attention to what is going on with your children and yourself without judging it or freaking out about it or thinking everyone, including yourself and your child, should be doing something differently. In Parenting in the Present Moment, Naumburg shares what truly matters in parenting—connecting with children in meaningful ways, staying grounded amidst the craziness of parenting, and staying present for whatever life throws your way.
With reassuring, compassionate storytelling, she weaves the most current theories—about healthy relationships, compassionate self-care, and mindfulness—throughout vignettes of her own chaotic childhood and parental struggles. She shows how mindfulness creates a solid foundation for any style of parenting, regardless of your cultural background, socio-economic status, or family structure. Parenting is an ongoing journey that constantly challenges every parent. Parenting in the Present Moment will help each family find its own way.