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Becoming a Mindful Parent

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To raise mindful, compassionate children, parents must integrate practice into daily life and establish a strong foundation in their own practice to serve as a model. Sumi Loundon Kim, a Buddhist chaplain and author of the Sitting Together parenting curriculum, provides immediately applicable practices cultivated from her experiences as both a Buddhist chaplain and a mom.

In this series, you will learn practices for introducing mindfulness and compassion to your families’ daily routines and how to recognize and address harmful family patterns.

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Sumi Loundon Kim is the Buddhist chaplain at Yale University and founder of the Mindful Families of Durham. She is the editor of the anthologies Blue Jean Buddha and The Buddha’s Apprentices, and the author of Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhist Teachings.