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108 Tips for Mindful Parents and Caregivers
 
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About the Book: Meditation has long been the domain of the child-free seeker. Time and again, fellow parents lament about their lack of time to do even basic self-care, never mind meditation. This sense of lack feeds into the concept that a sincere, regular meditation practice and parenthood cannot co-exist.   

Meditation Practice for Moms and Dads: 108 Tips for Parents and Caregivers is not another “how to meditate” book. It's for the parent/caregiver who has resources for "how-to" or has already experienced the benefits of meditation, but cannot seem to maintain a regular practice due to the chronic demands of care giving and householding. This book is the cheerleader for meditating parents and caregivers. It boldly claims that a thriving meditation practice is not only possible, but an absolute must for the parent/householder.  It isn't an empty claim.  The author, Shana Smith, is doing it. Her journey is profound, funny, and fabulous.

This book was born over two years of careful observation and recording about her own experiences merging the worlds of meditation and family life into a synergistic practice that is, in actuality, for all.  The entertaining combination of tips, real-parent stories, and poetry demonstrates that parents can squelch the mindset of "I can't" to "I will," to celebrate the opportunity to embrace parenthood and worldly life itself as a vital spiritual practice rather than an impediment to one.


NetGalley Reviews

Christine Lussier (educator) has just completed feedback for Meditation for Moms and Dads.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Full Text: The thing I loved most about this book was the humor. I was afraid it was going to be mainly facts & "do this". However, I found that not only was there plenty of information (how to meditate, why, where), but also the right amount of realism--what to do when you can't find the time, stolen moments to use, etc... This will be a book I will go back & peruse from time to time.
Additional Questions:
Will you recommend that your students read or purchase this title? No
Will you adopt this title for a course or curriculum? Yes
Notes: I can see adding this book to our curriculum for the parents of the young children I work with. Thank you!

Ms. Sam Nicholson (reviewer) has just completed feedback for Meditation for Moms and Dads.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Full Text: Thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it for anyone not j u st parents!!
Additional Questions:
Are you interested in connecting with this author (interviews, events, etc)? No
Would you purchase this book for yourself or a friend? Yes
Are you reviewing this title for a publication? Yes


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