Feeling absent or disconnected from your children?
Is the chaos of work or the hecticness of life distracting you from being the best parent you can be?
This downloadable handout is all about how to become a more mindful parent.
Being more mindful allows us to begin to look after ourselves as parents by paying attention to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. By acting more mindfully, we can also begin to understand our children more, understand and recognise their needs and begin to preempt and prevent difficulties in behaviour and in the relationship before they arise. It also teaches us how to find out what we need and when we need it, so we can ultimately be the best parent we can be for our children.
I’m Dr. Claire Conlon and I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience from both the UK and Ireland. I fell in love with psychology whilst working in Great Ormond Street Hospital over 10 years ago and have not looked back since. I studied psychology as an Undergraduate, before completing a Masters in Psychology and obtaining a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
When providing support for parents and children, I draw on attachment theory, developmental psychology, infant mental health, mindful parenting, behavioural support, and cognitive behavioural therapy. I also provide much-needed support for parents around coping with being a parent and the added pressure of additional stress, trauma or parenting a child with physical, medical, neurobiological or additional needs.