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The most precious gift we can offer is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindful Parenting Books

  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Jon Kabat-Zinn & Myla Kabat-Zinn
  • If the Buddha Had Kids: Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World by Charlotte Kasl
  • Brave Parenting: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children by Krissy Pozatek
  • Mindful Parent Happy Child: A Guide to Raising Joyful & Resilient Children by Pilar Placone
  • The Whole Brain Child:12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • No Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • Turning NO to ON: The Art of Parenting with Mindfulness by Dr. Beth Gineris
  • Waking Up: A Parents Guide to Mindful Awareness & Connection by Raelynn Maloney
  • Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance by Christopher McCurry
  • Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child’s First Year by Cassandra Vieten
  • The Joy of Parenting: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years by Kelly Wilson, Lisa Coyne & Amy Murrel
  • Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children by Sarah Napthali
  • Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children: Becoming a Mindful Parent by Sarah Napthali
  • Momfulness by Denise Roy
  • The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents by William Martin
  • The Family Meditation Book: How Ten Minutes A Day Can Make Life Saner And More Pleasant For Even The Busiest Families by Kerry MacLean
  • Parenting from the Inside-Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding can Help you Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell.

Download the Mindful Parenting References List — compiled by M. Lee Freedman MD, CM, FRCP(C)


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