5 thoughts on “Mindful Parenting: The Lessons of a Broken Shovel

  • July 8, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Your article reminds me that it has taken me time to accept, as a Dad, my caring and enjoyment, comes with a humming fear, an awareness that I will do all I can but it really is only so much, to encourage and protect my children. Thanks.

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  • July 8, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Like Dumbo and his feather 🙂 .. seriously though, I was reading a book on meditation by Eknath Easwaran.. a lovely book, and in it he speaks of how if an elephant is walking down the street in a parade or something, he carries something in his trunk – for holding something in his trunk keeps him focused on that rather than swinging about and knocking everything over.

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  • July 8, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Great parenting advice that combines science and wisdom. I am constantly looking for ways to introduce mindfulness to my kids and setting the example of just being accepting is one. I also agree that mindfulness is simply distracting yourself but it is an effective solution to anxiety, at time. thanks!

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  • July 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I love this article – it is something to be carried around with me at all times

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  • July 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you for this honest and insightful essay . I like your emphasis on acceptance.

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