So thrilled to be sharing this wonderful conversation I had the pleasure of having with Hunter Clarke-Fields around the publication of her book Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids.
What we Talked About
- Her journey into mindfulness and how it transformed her parenting as well as the work she does as a Mindful Mama Mentor.
- Parenting as a life long relationship
- Her decision to stop perpetuating unhealthy parenting patterns
- How mindfulness helps her deal with her own reactiveness.
- We talked specifically about mindfulness, the research and the powerful impact it can have on our brains.
- The evolution of our brains, the amygdala, and the prefrontal cortex.
- How her own upbringing helped her transform her own parenting, giving her the opportunity to heal and transform generations.
- As parents, we have the opportunity to wake up and heal.
- The process of Beginning Anew, to help us deal with unwanted behavior from relatives.
- The Mindful Parenting Manifesto, I invited her to read, which you can also find below
Things to Remember
“Be the example rather than trying to shape others.”Hunter Clarke-Fields
Links to books, blog posts, and other resources mentioned in the episode.
Mindful Parenting Manifesto
A Mindful Parent is a new generation of parent: present, evolving, calm, authentic, and free.
Mindful Parents reject the culture of “not good enough,” knowing that when we free ourselves from unnecessary stress and limiting stories, our authentic, peaceful nature shines through.
Mindful Parents practice self-compassion and see their challenges as teachers, not flaws.
Mindful Parents value wisdom over reactivity, empathy over obedience, and begin anew every day.
Mindful Parents live what we want our kids to learn, knowing that the best parenting is in modeling.
Mindful Parents go within and get quiet to access their power.
Mindful Parents practice presence, create their experience, embrace imperfection, and love themselves.
Mindful Parents are motivated, knowing that with every step they are changing things for the generations that follow.
I am a Mindful Parent.
Over to You
Now, Hunter and I want to know from you!
Are you interested in having a mindfulness practice for yourself and your family? What do you find the hardest to harness when it comes to parenting?
Let us know in the comments below.
And remember The Art of Parenting was created for you if you have any suggestions for experts I should have on the show or parenting questions you want answers to fill out the form below.
More About my Guest
Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindfulness mentor, host of the Mindful Mama podcast, creator of the Mindful Parenting membership, and author of the upcoming book, Raising Good Humans. She helps parents bring more calm into their daily lives and cooperation in their families. Hunter has over twenty years of experience in meditation and yoga practices and has taught mindfulness to thousands worldwide. She is the mother of two active daughters, who challenge her every day to hone her craft!
Book: Raising Good Humans
Facebook: Hunter Clarke-Fields, Mindful Mama Mentor
LinkedIn: Hunter Clarke-Fields
Learn more about Hunter’s work at MindfulMamaMentor.com