25 Aug '11, 1pm

Mindfulness for Parents and Kids -- Easy Ways to Teach Your Family How to Appreciate Every Moment | Inhabitots

A few weeks ago our refrigerator went temporarily and inexplicably on the brink, upending our afternoon plans as we made a mad dash to cook or save all the goods in our fridge. The next day, with the fridge fixed, my son and I gathered our reusable grocery bags and headed out to the car for our twice monthly trip to Whole Foods to pick up essentials like his favorite hemp milk and cereal. Elijah was chattering away in the backseat when I realized, heart sinking, that the car’s battery was dead. For Elijah, this disruption was akin to learning someone was going to take away his favorite toy, and a meltdown turned him from a happy little guy into a tear-streaked mess who refused to get out of his car seat, despite the summer heat. Less than an hour later, after having had the car jumped, we were in Whole Foods, giggling and chomping away on summer’s sweet blueberries. This c...

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