Ready, Set, Breathe:
Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family
How can parents prepare for and prevent their kids inevitable meltdowns? In "Ready, Set, Breathe," a clinical social worker and mother of two shows parents how to improve both their child's and their own ability to focus, calm down, and deal with stress through everyday mindfulness games, activities, rituals, and habits. Designed for children ages 2-10 years old, this book is fun, engaging, and effective! This is a must-read for all parents."
As any parent knows, children arent always receptive to what you say. Parental advice is often ignored or perceived as intrusive; and trying to get your kid to calm down and breathe can turn into an unpleasant power struggle in which you feel powerless and frustrated; and your child can feel nagged or bullied. The good news is that it doesn t have to be this way. In this book, you ll learn to teach mindfulness to your child in the most enjoyable and realistic way possible. You ll also learn skills to help yourself stay calm when your child does act up especially in public.
"This book is a great introduction to mindfulness, and it has a wealth of simple but effective practices that parents can do with their children. Carla shows us how to help our kids pay attention, regulate their emotions, develop empathy, and ultimately understand themselves. Carla s writing is honest, relatable, and funny this book will be a blessing for parents (and their kids)!" Sarah Rudell Beach, MEd, mindfulness instructor, executive director of Brilliant Mindfulness, LLC, and creator of the website leftbrainbuddha.com"
"Ready, Set, Breathe" fulfills on its promise, providing simple, doable practices to support parents in bringing mindfulness into the sweet chaos of family life. The writing is honest and engaging, with healthy doses of the humor and compassion all parents need." Amy Saltzman, MD, author "A Still Quiet Place""
"Clear, thoughtful, and funny. This wonderful and candid book gives us ways to bring the miracle of mindfulness to our families. For all the parents out there who have been wondering how to bring mindfulness to their children, Carla has written the comprehensive guide. I will be recommending and referencing this book for a long time to come! Carla gives so many simple and varied ways to share mindfulness and have more peaceful families. Plus, she s the clearest, most down-to-earth writer about mindfulness that I ve ever read (and I've read many). A book that may change your life!" Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE, RYT, founder of Hunter Yoga"
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