The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn
"The inner work of mindful parenting is a deep spiritual practice... will inspire and guide all parents."—Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness is the powerful meditative practice of cultivating moment-to-moment awareness to bring wisdom, understanding, and a greater sense of meaning and purpose into our daily living. Now, parents can enrich their lives and the lives of their children through mindful parenting—that is, by honoring the fullness of the present moment, and within it, the inner potential and beauty that reside in both our children and ourselves. This book provides a powerful new way of looking at and facing the challenges of parenthood, illuminating how a lack of awareness fosters patterns that damage both parent and child, and how mindfulness can bring healing and transformation to this relationship.