One of the first steps in becoming a more mindful parent is simply becoming aware of your choices. Today I want to shed light on a more mindful approach to a daily occurrence: the diaper change. But first, I need you to play a little game with me:
How do you encourage a very young child to practice and repeat an action on their own? Two magic words, said with a quiet suggestion. And three more to say when they succeed. This article includes a real, unscripted video of myself and 2 year old K. Watch to see what I said, when I didn't say anything, and how I offered assistance.