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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Book News: Mindful Parenting by Dr. Kristen Race



Dr. Kristen Race, a nationally recognized expert in child, family, and school psychology and founder of Mindful Life. In her new book, Mindful Parenting (St. Martin's Griffin; January 7), Dr. Race uses brain science research to explain how today's technology and over-scheduled kids increases anxiety and impedes proper brain development through the overuse of the amygdala. The book discusses the realities of raising a family in our fast paced and often frenetic world and provides hundreds of easy-to-implement solutions, both for parents and their children, to help them manage stress, create peace, and live happier lives.

Dr. Race refers to today's families as "Generation Stress." But such families can move away from this stigma by practicing these simple solutions to slow down, recharge, and counteract stress by using the prefrontal cortex more frequently. Take a look at some of these fun tips that Mindful Parenting suggests!

BRAIN COOLERS
  • Quick tips that can be used in the moment to help families relax, recharge, and create happiness
R.E.S.T
  • Routine, Empowerment, Snuggle Time, Teaching Children to Relax
  • A powerful framework that can transform bedtime into a lovely transition from a busy day

See this video to watch Kristen discuss the brain science behind the book and visit her website to learn more about mindfulness practices!

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