The October/ November edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting authors and experts.
I spoke to parent coach Alice Hanscam about the power of pausing and connecting mindfully with our children.
You can read the feature here (PDF).
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The December/ January issue of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting experts.
I spoke to Sarah Napthali, author of Buddhism for Mothers, about how even the most time-poor parent can find peace and self-acceptance amid a busy family life.
I feel as though the biggest enemies to a mother’s mental health are self-criticism, harsh self-judgement and the habit of beating yourself up. Practising self-compassion guards against these. For me, it is a commitment to always treat myself as a kind friend would and to shine some of the unconditional love I feel for my children onto myself.
You can view a PDF of the feature here.