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Let Your Kids See You and Your Partner

Let Your Kids See You and Your Partner

Our kids feel soothed seeing their parents do the things they know mean their parents care about one another.
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Problem Vs Solution

Problem Vs Solution

The words and language that we use as both educators and parents to talk about the children in our lives, be it our own children or students, has an impact on how we relate to them, care for them, and even the interventions we choose to use with them.
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What to Do About Your Toddler's Whining

What to Do About Your Toddler's Whining

Whining is developmental. Young children can't independently regulate their big feelings and often lack self-control and advanced self-direction skills.
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Ask Instead of Telling

Ask Instead of Telling

When we begin to see life as a woven thread of experiences versus seeking the "good" and avoiding the "bad" we begin to see the value in exploration, failure, trying again, letting it be.
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Parents Need Timeouts Too

Parents Need Timeouts Too

Parenting is hard.😰Parenting in the time of COVID is beyond challenging. There are going to be moments when our stress and overwhelm get the best of us.
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Do You Feel Mom Guilt?

Do You Feel Mom Guilt?

Feelings of guilt are so incredibly common in parenting.  For moms, of course, but also dads… and grandparents, caregivers…  
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Understanding Behavior

Understanding Behavior

At its core, positive parenting is about looking past behavior to discover the true feeling or need BEHIND it 👀 Parents often adopt the idea that "toddlers are terrible" before their child even enters into those formative years so they struggle to find the beauty in toddlerhood.
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Role Model

Role Model

One of the most powerful things we can do? MODEL (explicitly) the process of self-regulation and coping for our kids! ✨ When we find calm & poise in ourselves first and BRING that energy...
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Compliance Does Not Equal Respect

Compliance Does Not Equal Respect

Prioritising compliance occurs at the expense of meeting the child’s needs. To truly understand a child’s behaviour, we need to be curious and look at the needs behind it (remember our recent post about the iceberg model?)
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If Your Toddler Pushes Another Child

If Your Toddler Pushes Another Child

You’re at the park, everything is going well and all of a sudden your toddler pushes his friend out of the way… 😳  Embarrassing, frustrating… I know ❤️ We have ALL been there. 
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Avoid Saying vs Try Saying

Avoid Saying vs Try Saying

Our kids are SO desperate for our attention that even negative attention, a big reaction? They crave it. So, they just learned, "oooohhhh THAT'S how I get Mommy's attention. Next time I want her to pay attention to me, I'll hit my brother again!"
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Walk Alongside Your Child

Walk Alongside Your Child

I arrived at motherhood as the first person and I didn’t even know it. My body told me: it felt panic every time I was faced with upset. Sometimes it felt rage, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts. ⁣
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