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Swami Satchitananda

Mindful Parenting Stories

This Precious Moment: Everyday Stories of Mindful Parenting

Do you have a story or experience that you would like to share about how your mindfulness practice supports your parenting?

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We invite people to share a personal experience of 'mindful parenting.'

Our hope is that this project will provide a space for parents and caregivers to reflect on their parenting and share their experiences of how ‘mindful parenting’ deepens their connection with their child(ren).

We would like to bring the beauty of mindful parenting to life and develop an inspirational resource for parents and caregivers. It will start as an online resource with the possibility of becoming a book.

We see 'parents' as all-encompassing: to include grandparents, aunts / uncles, step-parents, foster parents, parents-to-be, etc. and 'children' refers to all ages of children, from infants to adults.

If you are interested in contributing, please e-mail your story by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will happily post it for others to learn from your experiences... We can post it anonymously or include your first name. Please also include the age of your child(ren) if you like. Stories of all lengths are welcome.

Some ideas for reflection:

A challenging parenting moment where mindfulness helped you to get through Moments of beauty and deep connection with your child/ren when you were fully present with them Moments of taking care of yourself, so that you were more able to be present with your child/ren and/or family Lessons you have learned through mindfulness practice in relation to parenting – e.g. forgiveness, compassion, patience, trust, acceptance, attunement, play, humour, kindness, letting go, equanimity, etc. Ways that you share mindfulness with your children A time that you felt cared for with mindfulness and compassion

... the sky is the limit... we can’t wait to see what emerges

Sara Marlowe & M. Lee Freedman

Nurturing connection, one breath at a time...