What is mindful parenting? It means embracing current evidence-based practices related to the importance of helping youth find their authentic path and purpose, achieve balance in their lives (with a heavy emphasis on downtime, playtime, and family time), and develop character qualities that will help them thrive during the teen years and beyond.
Featured Families Connected Blogs
Confessions of a Reformed Helicopter Mom, by a M.B. Mom
Helping Youth Find Balance
Recommended Resources and Tips from Challenge Success Resources
Click on the Challenge Success logo at left to visit the Challenge Success website and access tops for parents to raise a well-balanced student. We also recommend watching a video from Dr. Denise Pope, Founder of Challenge Success on the topic of "Helping Students Find Balance”. Note: Challenge Success does charge a fee to view this video, but we believe it is worth it.. CLICK HERE to preview Denise Popes full video: The Well-Balanced Student
Below you will find recommended Challenge Success videos, resources, and blogs available at no charge.
Related Content on the Families Connected website: Teens, Technology, and Stress
Overloaded and Underprepared, by Dr. Denise Pope
How to Raise an Adult, by Julie Lyhthcott-Haimes
Helping Youth Connect with Purpose
Families Connected Video and Tip Sheet
In this Families Connected Speaker Series event video entitled Purpose vs. Performance, former Dodger Eric Karros and his daughter Mikah-Maly Karros share their story about the important role parents play in helping youth find their authentic purpose and passion. Mikah shares personal reflections about how the pressures on her to perform on the basketball court disconnected her from her true passions and drove a period of substance abuse during high school and college.
Related Content on SBFC: Staving off Drugs and Alcohol During the Teen Years
Related Content on SBFC: Empathy and Compassion
Unselfie, by Dr. Michele Borba
Recommended Articles :
Fostering Empathy in our Youth (Greater Good Science Center))
Fostering Resilience and Gratitude
How to Raise an Adult, by Julie Lythcott Haimes
Grit, by Angela Duckworth
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, by Wendy Mogul
Resilience Guide at Every Age (American Psychological Association)
Three Reasons to Raise Grateful Kids (Greater Good Science Center)