Sat, May 14

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Dubai

Mindful Parenting of Children

In Person Workshop with the Founder of Mindful Parenting UAE, Jo Jewell, for parents of all children up to 10yrs.

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Time & Location

May 14, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dubai, 9 29b St - Al Manara - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

About The Event

Alfie Kohn writes “Well-behaved children do what their parents want them to do, and become what their parents want them to become, but often at the price of losing a sense of themselves”.  So, what is the difference between Mindless Obedience and Mindful Co-operation, and which one do you want to teach your child?

Our sense of self is vital for emotional health and well-being, it means we know who we are, we trust our intuition, our sense of right and wrong and it allows us to try new things without fear of failure, to make friends who accept us for who we are and to be comfortable in our bodies and our minds.

Raising children who develop mindful co-operation isn’t an easy task, it requires us to role model it as a parent - not perfectly or properly but with compassion to ourselves when we fail and a conscious choice to do better next time.  It means that we need to practise being present with all emotions and all behaviours and choose how we respond, even when we are triggered by our children’s lack of co-operation as they learn and struggle and grow and have big feelings of their own.  It also means taking care of ourselves and asking for help and support when we need it - and this is why we teach Mindful Parenting through workshops, group discussions and, during the current pandemic we are teaching it online so you can be part of our community wherever you live in the world.

Feedback on this workshop includes “life changing”, “the best thing I’ve ever learnt”, “I use these skills every day”,  “I saw a change after the first week”, “Now I know why my child behaves the way they do and how to respond”.

This workshop will include the following topics:

•  Why being conscious is vital in parenting

•  What a Mindful parent is – and isn’t

•  Development of your child’s brain

•  How to teach skills such as resilience, persistence, motivation and focus

•  What boundaries are and how to set them

•  Praise and growth mindset

•  How to teach without using punishment or reward

•  Parenting triggers – and how to avoid them

•  Managing common childhood behaviours e.g. defiance, anxiety, sleeping, eating, making friends, not listening, getting along with siblings

The cost of this workshop is AED700pp or AED1000 per couple and spaces are limited so please register via email on info@mindfulme.me or Whatsapp +971 54 466 8400

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