Try parenting the Buddhist way
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Parenting the Buddhist way with Nadine Levy

Be present for every experience your child has, no matter how positive or negative, without judgment.

Consider what it would be like to parent without any preconceived notions – being ready to respond to your kid’s needs in the moment, having fun with your family, and being mindful of the present.

Does this sound too good to be true? It is!

Social media can give us a false impression of what parenting should look like, with perfect pictures of kids in nature, spotless homes, and delicious meals.

However, teaches us to find in the messiness of parenting, embracing the reality of the situation rather than trying to adhere to an ideal.

In Buddhism, all goals and ideals are to be held lightly.

The invitation is to accept reality as it is in each moment. Parenthood can be difficult and bring up unpleasant emotions, but it can also be a source of joy.

Even in our most trying , we can gain insight into ourselves, our relationships, and life itself.

Parenting is an opportunity to build meaningful connections and to gain a greater appreciation for the beauty and fragility of life.


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