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Raising Mindful Children, Part 2: Applying Mindfulness

Updated: Dec 14, 2018

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff. Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Our children are made of "star stuff." Yet, do we recognize it, and do we help them recognize it? Sometimes, when we perceive negative behavior or emotions in our children, we try to "fix" them. As parents, we feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and anxious when we don't recognize that our children aren’t misbehaving; they are simply responding to the extent that their cognitive skills are working.