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When Your Child Won't Stop Crying!

When Your Child Won't Stop Crying!

The next time your little one is losing it over something you think is silly (like maybe they asked you for a banana but not a PEELED banana, and, well, you peeled it! Who knew this could cause such pain and upset, right?!? but they are kids – not mini adults, and believe it or not, it DOES…) and you’re tempted to stay “Stop crying” or “Don’t cry”, take a deep breath and as you offer them the peeled banana anyway, say instead “I see you’re sad/disappointed. It’s okay to cry. I’m here…” Say these words and mean them. Be there for your little one who is just beginning to learn about this thing called “feelings” … including anger, disappointment and...

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How To Get Kids to Listen Without Yelling

How To Get Kids to Listen Without Yelling

You’re  talking, but nobody’s listening. You feel like the teacher in that Snoopy cartoon. Waaa -waaa-waaa-waaa-waaa. You’ve been nice. You’ve been patient. You’ve repeated yourself no less than three times and YOU. ARE. DONE. You think to yourself: ‘Why won’t they just do what I ask them to do?!’ ‘I could have never gotten away with this when I was a kid!!!’ ‘This is exhausting. Am I the only parent on the planet dealing with this?!’ You feel frustrated, disrespected and unappreciated… and the gloves come off. ‘Nagging, yelling, shaming, bribing. What’s it gonna take to GET THESE KIDS TO LISTEN?!’ Instead of resorting to parenting tactics that leave you feeling guilty and/or disconnected from your child, inspire the listening you are looking for...

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Joy Sun Bear on Unity

Joy Sun Bear on Unity

Join this curious and special bear cub as he embarks on magical adventures to explore the world, discover his inner gifts, and share them with others. In this short video Joy Sun Bear explains a very special word to children...UNITY. Take in the video and then tell us, what does the word unity mean to you? For more exciting adventures and to practice "seeing the world with joy" visit Joy Sun Bear and his friends here. Sign up for their monthly newsletters and the adventures will be sent right to your inbox.  Click here for more on PeaceMakers and follow Generation Mindful on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  

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Not Perfect Parenting and Mindfulness

Not Perfect Parenting and Mindfulness

"When I started my journey in motherhood, my greatest struggle was perfection. Wanting to reach high. Having these high, I would say unattainable, goals. And though I was doing all the crunchy mama wonderful things - babywearing, nursing, making my foods and you know, all these wonderful things, it was never enough. You know that feeling of being a hamster on a wheel? I was very present to that sort of not enough-ness in motherhood early on. I was also very present to the isolation, to feeling alone, and yet I was here in my home town of St. Louis, Missouri where I was raised. I had family around me and every reason to feel supported and yet I struggled...

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