I am thrilled to share that my latest book, Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family, is now available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, among other places.
Here’s a little more about the book:
Being a parent is stressful, and when your child has a meltdown, it can be difficult to keep cool—let alone help your child to calm down. Ready, Set, Breathe offers real solutions to help you both deal with stress using everyday mindfulness games, activities, rituals, and habits. Designed for parents of children ages 3-10 years old, this book is fun, engaging, and effective.
As any parent knows, children aren’t always receptive to what you say. Parental advice is often ignored or perceived as intrusive; and trying to get your kid to calm down and breathe can turn into an unpleasant power struggle in which you feel powerless and frustrated; and your child can feel nagged or bullied. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. In this book, you’ll learn to teach mindfulness to your child in the most enjoyable and realistic way possible. You’ll also learn skills to help yourself stay calm when your child does act up—especially in public.
Elisha Goldstein, PhD, cofounder of The Center for Mindful Living and author of Uncovering Happiness, had this to say about the book: “Full of wise, playful, and effective strategies…if every parent picked up this book, we’d have a lot happier families.”