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Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting [Kindle Edition]

Myla Kabat-Zinn , Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Book Description

The bestselling author of Wherever You Go, There You Are (more than 1,000,000 total copies in print) and Full Catastrophe Living joins forces with his wife, Myla, in this groundbreaking revised edition of the classic book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages.

Updated with new material--including an all new introduction and expanded practices in the epilogue--Everyday Blessings remains one of the few books on parenting that embraces the emotional, intuitive, and deeply personal experience of being a parent, applying the groundbreaking "mind/body connection" expertise from global thought-leader, Jon Kabat-Zinn and his wife, Myla Kabat-Zinn.

Editorial Reviews Review

In the rush, rush, rush of too-much-to-do-and-no-time-to-do-it, the all-important, nurturing aspects of parenthood can easily disappear. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Myla Kabat-Zinn have collaborated on Everyday Blessings, a book that approaches parenting from the Zen Buddhist position of moment-to-moment awareness. It's a beautiful presentation and a thoughtful approach to mindful meditation that will help you slow down, enrich your life as a parent, and nourish the internal life of your children.


"The pages of this book invite us to discover a way of parenting in the present moment that helps us see our children for who they are and ourselves with greater awareness. Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn show us a wise path that leads to deep connection, empathy, and love both for our children and ourselves. Their book is a treasure, especially for these fast-paced, accelerating times when many of us seek more balance and wholeness in our lives and relationships."—Nancy Carlsson-Paige, author of Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids.

"The Kabat-Zinns' book is a gift and a blessing, filled with wise counsel for stepping wholeheartedly into the parenting journey. I urge parents to take refuge in this beautiful book, and to be inspired to embrace each day as an opportunity for learning, growing, and loving more deeply."—Susan Stiffelman, author of Parenting without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected

"Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn are pioneers in cultivating the inner clarity that creates the parental presence our children of any age need to become securely attached. Their personal and professional insights in this accessible, story-filled classic volume enable us to become the kind of parent we want to be-open, attuned, flexible, and compassionate to our children and to ourselves. This revised and updated edition of the original source for 'mindful parenting' gives us new guidance to create the life of love our children deserve. Soak in their words of wisdom and everyone will benefit!"—Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Product Details

  • File Size: 1744 KB
  • Print Length: 398 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0786883146
  • Publisher: Hachette Books (February 6, 2010)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0037B6QV6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,350 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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130 of 136 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An antidote for mechanistic parenting books July 25, 2000
Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn's mindful parenting book, Everyday Blessings, is so filled with love, hope, and peacefulness, that it stands out like a light above the sea of all the mechanical how-to-deal-with-your-kids books and cynical "kids versus parents" theories.
Like many parents, I spend a lot of time trying to do the "right" things as a parent, the things that will help my children grow to be whole adults. Also, like many parents, I would like to parent differently than my parents did. Where, then, does one turn for guidance?
Some "experts" say that children are born to "get as much as they can from their parents," that it's all a big game with winners and losers along the way. The parent-child relationship feels, to me, to be something more, something sacred and beautiful and worthy of my full attention and commitment. When I found Everyday Blessings I rejoiced.
This book mirrors and beautifully expands on my innermost beliefs about parenting. I read some passages through tears, out of relief that yes, there is another way; other times the tears came as I absorbed the beauty of the Kabat-Zinns' words and the love reflected in their interactions with their children. And of course, there were lots and lots of smiles.
I highly recommend this book as an antidote for all the mechanistic or cynical parenting books that are currently available.
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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best parenting book I have ever read October 27, 1999
By A Customer
Since becoming a new mother in February of 1999, I have read every parenting book I can get my hands on. This one was given to me as a gift and I have had a hard time putting it down. I have even written excerpts into my journal. Some of the words are so beautiful I find myself reading them out loud! I am a single Mom who struggles with finances and raising a little boy on my own. This book has helped me appreciate each moment with my son and find the good things in every day. It has truly changed my life and I plan to share it with other new mothers as well. I feel fortunate to have found it this early in my journey as a parent!
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107 of 121 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Zen parenting. Wherever you go, your kids are there too. September 16, 1997
The Kabat-Zinns bring a fresh perspective to parenting, one that allows you and your children to be who you are, without preconceptions or restrictive expectations. It applies basic Zen precepts to child-rearing, such as living fully in the moment and acceptance. The Kabat-Zinns emphasize the need to respect the child's "sovereignty" (their word) which might be loosely translated as power or independence. I personally had a little difficulty with this concept as it seems to imply letting the little buggers get away with all sorts of infractions and deemphasizes the need to foster their consideration of others and behavioral limits. Overall, the authors can be vague and one wishes for a concrete directive for dealing with, for example, temper tantrums engendered by requests to eat broccoli. But the true test of a book on parenting is whether one can practice it and achieve results. In the brief time since I read it, I have noticed that I am more patient with, more attentive to, and more respectful of my 5 year old. Now, if I can just get him to eat his broccoli
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and real....Get this book! June 1, 2002
By Kym
As the parents of three children and experts on stress reduction, childbirth, and eco-issues (to name a few), this lovely couple has the ability and experience it takes to beautifully author this gentle book. Attached parents everywhere will deeply appreciate the support and encouragement for sharing a family bed, nursing toddlers, and lovingly respecting and responding to children's needs.
Every time I open this book I find refreshing insight that helps me maintain my gentle mothering focus and remember that my days of early parenting are indeed swiftly passing by. Thank you, Myla and Jon, for this permanent record of loving, attuned parenting that I pray my own child will someday joyfully follow.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cherished Moments October 31, 2003
It has been such a blessing to me to have this book to read during this past year, my first year of parenthood. On those nights when I am up (again) rocking my baby to sleep and thinking I would collapse from exhaustion, bits of wisdom from my reading creep into my brain and I can spend my awake time peacefully, cherishing this time that will not last. I know someday I will have an active, engaged teenager who will no longer need my arms to go to sleep. Thank you Jon and Myla for giving me insight to truly appreciate this time. The beauty of this book is that as he grows and changes, the ideas in the book are universal and can be applied anytime, any age.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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This book resonates with a truth I've always known deep inside me but have not always been able to articulate--even to myself. The concept that each moment (the good and the bad) with our children is to be savored and the idea that the process of raising children offers such tremendous opportunities for growth (for them as well as for ourselves) IF we practice the art of "mindful parenting". I began underlining with the prologues and never stopped! I recommend this book whole-heartedly!!!!!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Definite Re-Read! September 25, 2000
When I read it for the first time several years ago, it revealed incredible insights to me, as a potential parent. However, after recently becoming a parent-in-fact, I am mindfully unearthing the bookshelves to find this hidden treasure again. With a beginners mind, I approach this work with my little "zen master". Already 14months old, he is teaching me the wisdom of what I have missed: "Laughter" and the life lesson of "bye bye". Having a second copy will be a welcomed addition to our journey.
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So many tips on mindful parenting, on how to heal our own inner wounds. Must read for any parent searching for more of a spiritual approach to parenting!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An eye opening blessing in my life
This book , in itself has been a blessing to me and an eye opener . I recommend this to all parents .
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I will attempt to express how much I love this book. I began reading it while I was pregnant with my first child, he is now almost 2. Read more
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Enjoying this book. Many great reminders. Accessibly written. The advice applies so many aspects of life, really...not only parenting.
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