Mindfulness for Parents & Children

Families are struggling through COVID-19. Mindfulness can help.

In a recent online Survey, The Ontario Parent Survey, researchers from McMaster University and Offord Centre for Child Studies found that 60% of parents or caregivers meet the criteria for depression and 40% reported that their children's behaviour and/or mood had also deteriorated since the onset of the pandemic.

“We knew it was obviously a stressful situation for families, but the study’s numbers are staggering."

- Lead researcher Andrea Gonzalez, Associate Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Family Health and Preventive Interventions.

During these times of constant change and stress for parents and families, MindWell is looking forward to hosting Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW for an upcoming webinar Mindful Parents, Resilient Children: How mindfulness & self-compassion can support families during times of uncertainty

During this free webinar, Dr. Geoff Soloway Founder of MindWell will discuss how the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion can support parents and caregivers in the management of big emotions.

These times have, no doubt, brought about the very BIG EMOTIONS of being stressed, overwhelmed or worried about the future. You've likely also been activated by your children's big emotions as they've tried to navigate new routines, understand what is happening around them and missed out on so much of what they know and love.

During the webinar, you'll learn how and why being more responsive and less reactive during these challenging parenting moments will benefit your well-being and your child's.

Join us for this webinar and learn how you can remain connected to your children and yourselves, even in the midst of conflict! 

You might also like the highlights of a previous webinar we hosted with Shelley Murphy, Mindfulness for Classrooms and Family Rooms. Check it out :)

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