3 thoughts on “Kindness and Mindful Parenting

  • January 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I get where you’re coming from that parenting isn’t about being perceived as “nice.” Enforcing limits is important and isn’t fun for anyone, and it can be done with kindness. I have a different philosophy about discipline, though. I tend to think of discipline as a teaching tool, not a punishment (which is what I consider a time-out to be). Have you read Alfie Kohn’s book Unconditional Parenting? You might find it thought-provoking, even if you disagree with his approach.

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    • January 15, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks, Ashley. I’ll check it out!

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  • March 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I really like the way you phrased it…kindness. I have a continual conversation going in my head…tapes from judgemental people in my life pointing out all my mistakes and quirks. I hope to use this mindful parenting to remind me to let them go. You are exactly right about the difference between my responses if I’m frustrated or not…kindness…seeing their pov and understanding how it feels for them…good ideas to meditate on. Thanks

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