Parenthood is perhaps the most profound and rewarding experience of our lives. But it can also be one of the most challenging. Most of us want the joys of being a parent to endure forever, but the work of parenting is another story. We all hope that one day our kids will begin wiping their own butts, get along with each other, and engage with their work with a growing steadfastness and sense of purpose.
But how do we help our children become self-disciplined without
- Closing them down emotionally?
- Dousing their desire to “do the right thing” on their own?
- Stunting their development and maturation?
- Ruining the relationship along the way?
Mindful Discipline is a loving approach to creating harmony in your home while still helping your child thrive and develop into their full potential.
“…a wonderful integration of the power of mindful awareness and the insights from studies of child development and the brain
to lovingly guide us to a more rewarding and effective way of being as parents.”
—Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Here is the table of contents:
A Discipline We Can Feel Proud Of
1. WHY DISCIPLINE MATTERS
The Key to a Healthy Mind and a Fulfilling Life
2. HOW SELF-DISCIPLINE DEVELOPS
Growing From Impulses to Judgments to Authenticity
Nourishment for Life and Parenting
4. THE MINDFUL DISCIPLINE APPROACH
The Source of Nourishment
The Five Essential Elements of Mindful Discipline
6. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Preserving Trust and Inherent Value
Supporting Autonomy, Competence, and Responsibility
Promoting Healthy Habits, Strong Values, and Emotional Intelligence
9. HEALTHY BOUNDARIES
Encouraging Impulse Control and Adaptability
The Gifts of Compassion, Humility, and Forgiveness
11. THE HEART OF MATURITY
How Emotional Intelligence and Resilience Are Grown
A DISCIPLINE AND THE BRAIN
B THE BASICS OF ATTACHMENT
C QUALITIES AND CAPACITIES OF A HEALTHY, SELF-DISCIPLINED INDIVIDUAL
D THE PROMISE AND PERILS OF PRAISE
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We start by getting clear on our terms: What is discipline? What is self-discipline? What is emotional intelligence? What is resilience?
Then we answer important questions like, Why self-discipline matters? How does it develop? What can we do as parents to support it?
And then we bring the essentials into focus: What is mindfulness? How can it help us as parents? How does it help us approach common discipline encounters with our children?
And finally we go into specific applications of each of the five essential elements, unconditional love, space, mentorship, healthy boundaries, and mis-takes, and provide practices for each.
“I love this book. I wish it were packaged with every pregnancy test.”
Dean Ornish M.D.
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