Show 43 – Mindful Parenting with Laura-May Culver

Laura-May Culver is a single mom of 2 boys ages 5 and 8 years. She is a registered Social Worker with over 17 years of varied social service and clinical experience, including working with adults with co-dependency, addiction and mental health needs, adolescents, children and families. The Upper Grand District School Board uses her as a  Personal Transformation Consultant with a Mindfulness focus. She offers private counseling and coaching services. You can find out more about Laura-May by visiting her website at www.knowselfservices.com.

Aired Live: Sunday, September 26, 2010 8 to 9 AM EASTERN on www.CFRU.ca 93.3 FM in Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Podcast: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16409283/43-Mindful%20Parenting-LMC2.mp3

What is Mindful Parenting?

It is the spiritual practice of parenting: the practice of being, noticing, and responding to each and every present moment when you can, consistently and persistently.

How do we parent mindfully?

Our bridge to staying present is our breath.

When we’re having a temper tantrum, breathe.

Before grabbing that morning coffee, breathe.

When our child is yelling “I hate you!” or having a temper tantrum, breathe.

Breathe. Practice. Breathe.

Laura-May’s top Mindfulness Links:

Alliance for a New Humanity: www.anhglobal.org

Planetize the Movement: www.planetizethemovement.org

Daily Primordial Sound Meditation: http://www.chopra.com/meditation

Inter-professional Certificate Program in Applied Mindfulness Meditation at the University of Toronto: http://www.socialwork.utoronto.ca/conted/certificate/mindfulnessmed.htm

Sophia Center for Culture and Spirituality in Oakland, CA: http://uniquewebdesignandprinting.com/sophia/director.html

Upper Grand District School Board in Ontario, Canada: http://www.ugdsb.on.ca/whss/article.aspx?id=2468

To be a Mindful Parent, you need your own practice. Kids see through the teacher that doesn’t actually practice!

Be the Change, do your own Practicing! There are so many resources out there for you!

Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth-Awakening to your Life’s Purpose on Oprah!: http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/A-New-Earth-Are-You-Ready-to-be-Awakened and http://www.eckharttolle.com/home/

Wherever you Go, There you Are—Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn: http://www.mindfulnesscds.com/books.html#wherever

Love based family centred approach, Bryan Post: http://www.postinstitute.com/

Love Never Fails, Heather Forbes: http://www.beyondconsequences.com/

Everyday Blessings-The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Jon Kabat-Zinn: http://www.jonkabat-zinn.com/

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3 Responses to “Show 43 – Mindful Parenting with Laura-May Culver”

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  1. marci says:

    good topic. very helpful

  2. Wendy says:

    Thank you Marci. I’m glad it’s helpful and thank you for your comment. I welcome all comments because it helps me to create better shows that are useful.

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