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mindful meditation with children is not an oxymoron

Mindful Meditation with Children is Not an Oxymoron

In November 2016, CNN, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, Upworthy, and a smattering of local news outlets reported on the success of an urban school in West Baltimore called Robert W. Coleman Elementary that had been piloting a program replacing detention with meditation practices in specially designated “Mindful Moment” calming rooms. In collaboration with trained adult […]

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Quieting the inner turmoil of parent guilt

Quieting the Inner Turmoil of Parent Guilt

Even though I’ve been a practicing psychotherapist for nearly 17 years (11 of those spent exclusively with children and families), I am still subject to crazy parenting guilt. It creeps up on me in my weakest, most exhausted or chaotic moments, whispering that something I’ve done has irreparably damaged my child. It’s a wildly irrational […]

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