Parenting may be our most important and rewarding task, yet dealing with the everyday pressures of family life is a constant challenge. Mindfulness is the number-one tool for staying present and calm amidst the chaos. So how can we parents be more mindful when raising our children?
In this personal yet extremely practical guide, Amber Hatch will show you what mindfulness is, how you do it and how it will help you rise to the challenges of parenthood.
Packed with examples, you will learn how to:
Stay calm in a crisis
Feel more connected to your children
Deal with day-to-day pressures and flashpoints
Feel good about how you talk to your family
Keep a sense of perspective
Maintain and develop a meditation practice.
Whether you already use mindfulness techniques or not, this audiobook will help you achieve a calmer, happier and more relaxed family life. If you are a happy mum, you will have a happy baby.
What would have made Mindfulness for Parents better?
The author lost me right at the beginning with her "natural birth at home" story. To me it sounded way too woo-y. If your into the whole "natural is best" thing, this is for you. If you are looking for a secular and more scientifically explained approach to mindfulness (like me), it's not for you.
Has Mindfulness for Parents put you off other books in this genre?
Not entirely. If I want to buy other books from this genre, I will just have a better look at them first. I bought this on a whim.
Any additional comments?
I just loved the reader's voice and accent!
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What disappointed you about Mindfulness for Parents?
I gave the book thirty minutes to grab me, having been attracted by the title and write up on audible.com. However, the author seemed to want to talk about home birthing experiences, the Buddhism origins of mindfulness and why I should read the book - but failed to convince me the book had any interesting information.
After thirty minutes, I should know what I am going to hear, how the content is organised etc for something that could be loosely described as a self help book. There was no compelling information about the author to make me think they were a recognized authority, or had researched the topic in any real way.
All I knew was the author was in to home birthing and had a baby at 24. She hadn't even explained how old her child (children?) were at the time of writing so I could even work out whether her personal experience covered the ages my children are.
I can see why Blinkist could be the next big thing in audio books - if there is any information of value in this book, I certainly don't have the time to waste waiting for it, and would probably have missed it in the noise.
What didn’t you like about Colleen Prendergast’s performance?
The narrator's voice really grated on me, I realize that's a personal taste thing, but I was quite put off by the harsh tone. In addition, for whatever reason, the narrator's voice did not make the author's words sound like the work of an authority on the subject.
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