How to get kids to listen without yelling and nagging? We all want our children to cooperate easily. Many parents do struggle with challenge. That was the case for Carla who later ended up writing books on mindfulness. Why? Because it was helpful in combating the bad habit of yelling.
Yelling doesn’t have to be part of your parenting repertoire.
Carla shares with us her own definition of mindfulness which I love.
-how she integrated mindfulness into her family
– how it has changed her life from being less reactive to yelling less…and much more
-we talk about mindful listening
-an exercise you can do with your kids when they go from zero to crying
-how to create a calming down corner for your child.
-how to handle meltdowns public places…
She is witty, funny, smart and a great storyteller..
About my guest
Carla Naumburg, PhD is a clinical social worker, writer, and most importantly, mother. She is the author of Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness With Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family (New Harbinger, 2015) and Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters (Parallax, 2014).
Carla’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, among other places. She is a contributing editor for Kveller.com, a website for those who want to add a Jewish twist to their parenting.
Carla holds an MSW and a PhD in clinical social work and she has an advanced certificate in mindfulness and psychotherapy. She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Bay Area of California, and she currently lives outside of Boston with her husband and two young daughters.
Resources and links:
Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters
Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family
You can follow all of Carla’s writing and sign up for her newsletter at www.carlanaumburg.com.
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