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Ready to Be Potty Trained

Ready to Be Potty Trained

Are we ready for potty training? Well the other day Liam started to tell me when he needs to go to the bathroom and he started to sit on his stylish little whale potty every time he said he needs to go.
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Finding Parenting Strengths

Finding Parenting Strengths

I’m not entirely surprised, there are more reasons to NOT know your parenting strengths, then To know them. We are busy, moving, shaking, feeding, wiping, shopping, kissing, comforting, calling, reminding, helping and many other things!
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Be More Present

Be More Present

Parents often tell me: I need things to slow down.⁣ It's so easy to try to balance way too much, while unintentionally sacrificing basic needs like rest, connection, and stillness.⁣
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Say Sorry!

Say Sorry!

“Say Sorry!” How to help our children fix mistakes, repair relationships and mean it when they say sorry. We’ve all said this. We’ve all said it because we are amazing parents that want our children to be empathetic and caring people who repair damages to relationships.
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Loving Boundaries

Loving Boundaries

If you are a parent, you have likely uttered these words to yourself. And you aren’t wrong, sometimes putting a relationship first is letting them wear the ball gown to bed.
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Instead of Denying Feelings

Instead of Denying Feelings

A key ingredient to raising whole children is ensuring their emotions are acknowledged and accepted. This is hard to do if you weren't afforded this kind fo connection as a child.⁣
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Emotions

Emotions

Allowing our children to feel their feelings models that emotions are neither good or bad. ⁣⁣⁣They are neutral. ⁣⁣⁣Emotions come and go like the waves in the sea.⁣⁣⁣ As we continue to model regulation and healthy coping strategies our children learn to observe their emotions, create space, and move on. ⁣⁣⁣
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Instead of 'You're Okay'

Instead of 'You're Okay'

I'm going to be perfectly honest: with children, it's less about what you say and more about how you say it. Body posture and tone will always communicate more than our words. So please keep this in mind as you are trying out these suggested phrases.⁣
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Does Your Child Struggle With Boundaries?⁣⁣

Does Your Child Struggle With Boundaries?⁣⁣

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is teaching them to respect, develop, and set boundaries at an early age. ⁣⁣Before we can discuss how to teach our children about boundaries we need to understand that the foundation for boundaries is a secure attachment. ⁣⁣
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How to Handle Potty Training Regressions

How to Handle Potty Training Regressions

It's no secret that the changes brought about by COVID have had an impact on our kids - and potty training regression has been something many families are struggling with in the wake of this pandemic.
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Joint Attention

Joint Attention

Joint attention means BOTH of you know you’re talking about the same thing and are actively sharing the experience. Repeat the word a minimum of 5 times during the interaction.
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How Comfortable Are You With Your Child Taking Risks?⁣⁣

How Comfortable Are You With Your Child Taking Risks?⁣⁣

Earlier today, I asked you to voice your opinion on whether or not you would allow certain behaviors. If you didn’t get a chance to share or see how other fellow parents weighed in please visit my stories after this post. ⁣⁣Risky childhood behavior can be a tricky topic because there is a fine line between true danger and risk.
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