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Health Perspectives - Mindful Parenting with Kristen Race

Categorized as: Kids & Family, Art & Galleries, Parenting
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A talk with Mindful Life creator and author Dr. Kristen Race, celebrating the release of her new book, Mindful Parenting: Simple and powerful solutions to raise creative, engaged and happy kids in today’s hectic world

A mindful approach to parenting that helps children (and their parents) feel happier, healthier, calmer, and less stressed in our frenetic era

Rooted in the science of the brain, and integrating cognitive neuroscience and child development, Mindful Parenting is a unique program that speaks directly to today’s busy families who make up what Dr. Race calls "Generation Stress." Research has shown that mindfulness practices stimulate the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Regular stimulation of this part of the brain helps us feel happier, healthier, calmer, less anxious, less stressed, and makes it easier for us to concentrate and think clearly—the very behavior we are hoping our children will display.