- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Watkins Publishing (16 Feb. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 178028960X
- ISBN-13: 978-1780289601
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 2 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mindfulness for Parents Paperback – 16 Feb 2017
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Whether you are a beginner to the concept of mindfulness or a seasoned practitioner, you will find in this book a deep understanding of its power, and a clear, practical, insightful guide to using that power in your own family. -- Dr Lawrence Cohen, licensed psychologist, play therapist and author ofPlayful Parenting
Parenting is possibly our most rewarding and challenging task. Amber Hatch provides a wide-ranging account of how mindfulness and compassion can support and enrich parenting. She writes from a depth of knowledge and experience, and with a fluency and skill that makes the ideas accessible and useable. Her work is at the forefront of an important and very promising field of enquiry. -- Willem Kuyken, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Oxford University
In this excellent book, Amber Hatch explains clearly and persuasively how helpful mindfulness can be, not just for the child who is being parented but for the parent, too. If we learn to recognize, understand and regulate our own emotions we'll do a much better job of helping our children to manage theirs and find being a parent more rewarding. -- Gill Rapley, PhD, co-author of the Baby-led parenting books
Hatch has a real skill for explaining her ideas with loving clarity. A brilliantly personal yet practical guide to mindfulness, this book is infused with Hatch's grasp of the nuances that only a parent could know. Full of ideas, stories and interesting concepts, parenthood and mindfulness complement each other in surprising ways. An engaging read for any parent looking to find greater presence and more joy. -- Michelle McHale, Director of Attachment Parenting UK
This book makes mindfulness accessible to any parent interested in discovering effective ways to make parenting more meaningful, joyous and less stressful. It is packed with real-life examples that all parents will recognize. As a grandmother and mindfulness teacher I feel sure this book will be helpful to many parents. I wish this book had been around when my own children were growing up. -- Eluned Gold, Director of Continuing Professional Development, Centre for Mindfulness, Research and Practice, Bangor University
Written with abundant compassion and honesty, Mindfulness for Parents offers an enormously helpful guide for bringing mindfulness to the everyday joys and very real challenges of life with children. Whether a parent, grandparent or parent-to-be, anyone wanting to achieve personal growth as they bring greater awareness into the domain of family living can benefit from these pages. Thank you, Amber, for writing such a kind, wise and caring book! -- Nancy Bardacke, midwife, meditation teacher and author of Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond
As a meditator herself, as well as an instinctive mother, Amber Hatch gives a from-the-heart description of the many and varied ways that mindfulness can help parents cope with the challenges of parenthood, and also open themselves to the wonders of development bodies, minds and relationships that babies and young children can teach us. -- Dr Paul Dennison, meditation teacher, founding trustee of the Samatha Trust, and former NHS Consultant Psychotherapist
This book is an invaluable tool for any parent struggling with children's demands in today's hectic 24/7 world. A practical, calming guide to retaining sanity and gaining peace, against all the odds. --Corinne Sweet, author of The Mindfulness Journal
In this excellent book, Amber Hatch explains clearly and persuasively how helpful mindfulness can be, not just for the child who is being parented but for the parent, too. --Gill Rapley, co-author of Baby-led Weaning
About the Author
Amber Hatch is a writer, teacher, parent and childminder. She studied for an English Literature degree in Southampton and holds an MA in Creative Writing. She is the author of Nappy Free Baby and two mindful colouring books. She has been practising Buddhist meditation for seven years, and regularly goes on retreat. She also helps to organise family retreats for the Samatha Centre in Wales.
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Having previously completed an MBSR course I was familiar with the concepts covered in the first few chapters. For me it was great to have a timely reminder of the how and why of mindfulness and meditation. I can also imagine it would be an inspiring starting point for someone with no experience of mindfulness. My course was completely secular so it was interesting to find out more about the Buddhist side of mindfulness without getting too bogged down in religious ideology.
The later chapters gave me some ideas about how to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into family life. They also provided some insight into how mindfulness could help me deal with the challenges ahead. I can see myself returning to these chapters as my child grows.
At times I felt perhaps the author was trying to sell a particular lifestyle so I think it's important to remember that this only one person's take on the subject.
Amber takes the reader through what mindfulness is, some Buddhist concepts that are important to understand and gives practical advice on how to put them in practice. This is particularly interesting as she is a mum herself. Throughout the book we understand other parents’ experiences and hear their advice, showing the reader that mindfulness parenting is real and not just an ethereal realm into which a chosen few are allowed (read: those who, somehow, have the time). In fact, Amber show us how we can share mindful moments, deal with tantrums and face all the parenting challenges on a daily basis. The challenges will still be there (of course!) but using mindfulness techniques certainly makes them easier to cope with.
Further in the book the author discusses formal practice. I’m not quite at that level yet, but it is certainly something I will look into for the future, when the right moment arrives.
Overall, I very much enjoyed this book. It was an easy, straightforward, down-to-earth read that I am sure can transform the way we parent, regardless of our previous knowledge and experience of mindfulness and Buddhism (and traditional parenting, too).
So grab yourself a cup of tea in the evening and enjoy this book!
It's probably my new favourite parenting book, and I want to buy it as a gift for everyone I can think of! I love how it combines mindfulness with a way of being in parenting, with integrity at all times.
I don't think you would need to have previous knowledge of mindfulness to find this book helpful. Although I can see a lot of influences of Buddhist practice, it's in a very subtle way, not too 'in your face'. And I love how it is all in line with gentle parenting but not in a prescriptive way at all.
When my oldest was a baby I tried to read parenting books and always ended up feeling like I was doing something "wrong". This book is the opposite - gently helping you to be more 'mindful' of your child, yourself and the situations you might be in.
I found Nappy Free Baby by Amber Hatch very inspiring and reassuring, as well as practical, and this is similar.
The author's anecdotes of her own experiences make it easy to imagine how it can be done in real life.
Personally, I have had a similar trajectory to the author of meditation and yoga practice prior to having children, being naturally disorganised etc. It feels like it was written for me!
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