Insight Therapies, LLC

Insight Therapies, LLC

Parenting Tips  Erie, PA & Online Mindful Parenting Support

Promoting  Children’s Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health. Strengthening families and reduce child risk of depression, anxiety or use drugs. Discover keys to how to raise an emotionally resilient child. Helping parents & caregivers with start of pregnancy, children 6 to 11 yrs old, and teens.
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Mindful Parenting

If you are a foster parent, grandparent or a divorced parent raising a child there may be behavioral problems present with children you are caring for. Any parent in today’s society is facing stress and hardships with raising families. The solution to help children starts with the caregiver/parent instituting an environment that offers a home with security and structure. The best action plan to help children is to be a positive parent role model offering a nurturing therapeutic environment. Mindfulness Parenting starts while you’re pregnant and is a gift throughout a lifetime.

Positive parenting role modeling will determine the success of a child’s endurance in social and emotional skills as well as to provide the best intervention assistance for troubled youth. Positive parenting role modeling is creating “mindfulness awareness.” Mindfulness is the act of a parent being aware of their own triggers and issues and identifying if they are responding to the child’s behaviors or out of their own insecurities and fears.

Mindfulness, self-awareness, is a work in progress for a parent to examine their own triggers, fears and behavioral responses to stress. Our childhood experiences shape our conditioned responses and impact our personalities and who we are today. The role of parenting is stressful. However, instituting support to become mindful in parenting helps children build positive habits, promotes a child’s self-esteem and improves behavior.

Mindfulness in parenting is acting being attentive, non-judging, and non-reacting in interactions with their children.

Here are a few tips in Mindfulness parenting

  • Do not Engage  
  • Accountability
  • Institute Time Out
  • Remain Calm
  • Consistency in Rules and Expectations
  • Positive Rewards for Behavior
  • Accentuate   Composure in Communication Skills

Three key factors to Mindful Parenting:

  1. Be present. Identify  your own feelings when you are stressed
  2. Do not engage responding in anger.
  3. Communication skills: Listening carefully and responding effectively.

How-To-Do Three key factors to Mindful Parenting:

  1. Noticing your own feelings when you’re in conflict with your child
2. Learning to pause before responding in anger,

3. Listening carefully to a child’s viewpoint even when disagreeing with it.

Mindful parenting is relatively new and a powerful intervention demonstrated by research to be effective for all parents including those with children suffering from psychopathology. (mental health & behavioral disorders).

According to new research, mindful parenting helps kids to less likely get depression, anxiety or use drugs. Mindfulness parenting promotes coping skills and positive behavior in their kids. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2016 Jan;44(1):191-202. doi: 10.1007/s10802-015-9978-x.

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