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3 easy ways to teach children to be mindful

3 easy ways to teach children to be mindful

In a world of instant gratification, I really wanted to teach the triplets to be mindful, focused on the present moment, and to really think twice before acting.


It may seem like a daring feat for a mom of triplets, but there are 3 tools I use everyday to reinforce teaching mindfulness.


1. Model the behavior I want to see


2. Ask questions


3. Start a daily gratitude practice 

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The importance of setting parenting goals

The importance of setting parenting goals

Fast forward about 5 years to this week. 

This week my father had a triple bypass.  It’s been a rough week.  But during his surgery my mom and I found ourselves in the waiting room with Ivy.

The second we walked in, she looked up, flashed a huge smile, and asked “where are the triplets???”

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