Carla Naumburg: Parenting in the Present Moment



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I m not much of a parenting book eaderI find parenting books to be holier than thou books that tell me everything I m doing wrong and that my kids are going to grow up to be locked away in jail and in therapy This book is the complete opposite This book provides 6 Verses That Can Change Your Life real life tactics and tools to help you get through each day as not only a parent but as a human being in general I particularly love the monkey thatesides in the author s brain mostly because I Lets Be Just Friends (Just Friends, realize that I m not alone with this problem I am a chronic what to do next person and often miss the joy in the current momentthe tools and north stars in this book will help me be present when I canand forgive myself when I know I can t Parenting is hardest job I have ever taken on and I am constantly looking for the best advice to make the job easier Parenting in the Present Moment instilled a sense of confidence in me so than any other parenting book I haveead and I have A Mother and Daughter Diary of Raw Food Recipes for Beginners read many Clearly stated and explained Naumburg suggestseasonable advice to help see passed the screaming and chaos to understand where your child could be coming from to help solve their problemconfusionAs a mother of two young boys the noise level in my house can be deafening and there is a great deal of yelling to get over the noise Naumburg an admitted eformed yeller explains how yelling doesn t fix the problem and offers sugges. This generation of parents is overwhelmed with parenting advice Carla Naumburg sets out to emind them that they have everything they need to aise healthy happy children Mindful parenting is about paying attention to what is going on with your children and yourself without judging freaking out or thinking everyone should be doing something differently In Learning to Stay Naumburg shares what truly matters in parenting.

Tions how to handle the situation without yelling Remembering to take care of yourself is encouraged as well I appreciated this as a working mother of two boys with multiple activities school soccer guitar playdates I often neglect myself and ealized a good walk or cup of coffee with a friend would go a long way Naumburg encourages in a gentle way to emember yourself She is an advocate of meditation but doesn t say it will fix the chaos only offers it as another esource She also encourages you to each out to your support system family and friends for help and supportNaumburg offers sound parenting advice in a gentle way advice that is useful with your crying baby to crazy children to moody teenagers Isn t being a parent great I enjoyed this book I thought it had a lot of similarities to Buddhism for Mothers Momma Zen and Mindful Parenting but it did so in a less esoteric manner As meditation and mindfulness has been a big goal for me this year I appreciate all the eminders I can get Here s two of my favorite uotesSoothing is about getting in the ain with our kids and letting them know that we ll hang out with them until the storm passesWhen we become aware over and over again of the voices in our head telling us that we need to use what little free time we have in the most productive way possible we can let them go We can tune into what we want and what Connecting with children in ways that are meaningful to them and you staying grounded amid the craziness of parenting and staying present for whatever life throws your wayWith eassuring compassionate storytelling she weaves the most current theories about healthy elationships compassionate self care and mindfulness throughout vignettes of her own chaotic childhood and parental struggles She shows how mindfulness.

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E need and make the choice to take care of ourselves just a little bit so guilty of this Take home message on mindful parentingThe eality is that life is unpredictable and we never know which lessons and experiences which successes or failures are going to stick and stain and which are going to wash out the next time we throw the laundry in We can become so focused on controlling everything that we lose sight of the joyful mess of a life fully lived We lose sight of the importance of getting our hands and hearts dirty with the good and bad the intense love the overwhelming confusion and the deep pain Be as present as you possibly can in the mess of life with all its complexity and confusion even as the stains emain and the holes get a bit bigger I am one who eads lots of parenting books and I have even been eading about mindfulness in parenting This book is the best one I ve ead It s like it was written for me Naumburg combines her professional experience her personal story and her empathy for others to create something that is elatable helpful and immediately doable She gets that parenting books while helpful can also create stress for parents by setting up an unachievable ideal You have to ead it to see how she gives advice to do new and different things in a way that makes you feel like you are already doing it ight And people who know about mindfu. Creates a solid foundation for any style of parenting egardless of your cultural background socioeconomic status or family structure She also introduces the STAY model for tough times Stop whatever it is you’re doing; Take a breath; Attune to your thoughts and those of your child; and YieldParenting is an ongoing journey that constantly challenges every parent Learning to Stay will helps each family find its own way.

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