Ep 025: Parenting in the Present Moment with Dr. Carla Naumburg

Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a clinical social worker, writer, and mother. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post, among other places. Carla is the author of READY, SET, BREATHE: PRACTICING MINDFULNESS WITH YOUR CHILDREN FOR FEWER MELTDOWNS AND A MORE PEACEFUL FAMILY and PARENTING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT: HOW TO STAY FOCUSED ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS. Carla is a contributing editor for Kveller.com, and she lives outside of Boston with her husband and two young daughters.

I loved talking with her on the podcast about how to utilize some of the tools she discusses in her book. I had some proud moments when I realized there are times without trying that I am practicing mindfulness. Ever since our talk I have been super aware of teaching my children to NOTICE instead of PAY ATTENTION.

And I have to admit- I totally played Chutes and Ladders yesterday with my kids and WOW I am so sorry to my parents for making them play that with me over and over! It’s truly a mind numbing game for adults. But I realized when I was “done” it was ok to say let’s move on to something else! Everyone was happy and I felt like a more mindful parent- so thank you Carla!

Books that Carla recommends:

And of course, Carla’s books:


Thank you again for being a guest, I loved your perspective!

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