Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a clinical social worker, writer, and speaker. She is the author of Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family (New Harbinger, 2015) and Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters (Parallax, 2014). Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Mindful Magazine, among other places. Carla is a sought-after public speaker on issues such as mindfulness, parenting, and the importance of sleep. She maintains a private practice outside of Boston, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters.
"You don't want to be a doormat but "kindness is not the same as being disengaged or permissive," explains Naumburg. Set boundaries with empathy: Instead of name-calling, frame feedback using sentences such as, "I don't like when you do X." I was so pleased to share...read more
My son is going to sleepaway camp for the first time this summer. He's thrilled. I'm a nervous wreck. I've been bouncing around the worry spectrum, from Vaguely Uneasy to Distinctly Nervous and, finally, Full-On Panicked. What if he can't fall asleep? What if he gets...read more