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Mindful Parenting Reading List

I recently attended a lecture through my local Community Education program, and the presenter offered a great list of books related to mindful parenting. I haven’t read all of them yet, but I’d like to share them with you, along with their author’s websites (when available).

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Mindful Parenting Reading List

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  1. I also like 10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie Hawne – very parent friendly

  2. Whatever the book or website, a rule of thumb might be to practice five times as much as one reads.


    Here’s a list from Sumi Kim has a nice list

    And here’s a copious list, from a Spirit Rock retreat :

    Anh’s Anger by Gail Silver by Christiane Kromer

    All Seeing Boy and the Blue Sky of Happiness by Nick Kettles

    Banyan Deer: A Parable of Courage and Compassion by Rafe Martin

    A Boy and a Bear: The Children’s Relaxation Book by Lori Lite

    Building Emotional Intelligence by Linda Lantieri, Daniel Goleman

    Child’s Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm,

    and Relaxed by Christopher Willard

    Conscious Discipline by Becky Bailey

    Each Breath a Smile by Sister Susan, Nguyen Thi Hop, Nguyen Dong, Sister Thuc Nghiem

    Everyday Blessings by Myla Kabat-zinn, Jon Kabat-Zinn

    The Experience of Samadhi: An In-Depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation Practice by

    Richard Shankman

    Fully Present by Diana Winston and Sue Smalley

    Mindful Child by Susan Kaiser Greenland

    Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer, Kerry lee Maclean

    Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness by Deborah Schoeberlein, Suki Sheth

    Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee Maclean

    Planting Seeds Practicing Mindfulness With Children by Thich Nhat Hanh

    Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee Maclean, Kerry Maclean

    Steps and Stones by Gail Silver, Christiane Kromer

    Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids by Maud Roegiers

    10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie Hawn

    Wide Awake – A guide for teens by Diana Winston

    The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

    Ziji by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

    Online Resources

    Association for Mindfulness in Education

    .B The Mindfulness in Schools Project

    Betsy Rose Music

    Brown University Contemplative Studies Program

    The Buddha on PBS: Comprehensive Resource List Compiled by Amy Saltzman

    Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

    Center for Mindfulness/ Founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Directed by Saki Satorelli

    Charter for Compassion

    Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning – CASEL

    Council in the Schools – Ojai Foundation

    Flourish Foundation

    Garrison Institute

    Greater Good Science Center – Berkeley

    Inward Bound Mindfulness Education – I Be Me

    Learning to Breathe / Patricia (Trish) Broderick

    Inner Kids Program / Susan Kaiser Greenland

    Mindful Awareness Research Center UCLA

    Mind and Life Institute

    Mindful Education Institute

    Mindful Schools

    Mindfulness without Borders

    Mind-up – The Hawn Foundation

    Smart in Education

    Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Young Children / Amy Salzman:

    Stressed Teens / Gina Biegel

    Wellness Works in Schools / Rick, Midge and Wynne Kinder

    A link to a recent white paper on “Integrating Mindfulness into K-12 Education can be found on Amy Saltzman’s website here:


  3. My favorite is “Time Out for Parents” by Zen teacher, Cheri Huber!


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