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3 Ways The Role of Mindful Parenting Develops Social Skills in Children

The way you are treated, taught, and all-around taken care of by your parents, without a doubt, plays a huge role in the kind of addition to society children become and even grow up to be in the future. That is why it is essential to practice mindful parenting in order to ensure that your children have a positive impact on society and interact with others in a meaningful way each time that they step out of the house.

Since this is such an important thing for parents to practice to ensure the well-being of their children in society, we will be dedicating today’s article to 3 Ways the role that mindful parenting plays in the development of children’s social skills. 

1. Decision-Making Skills

When a parent makes a conscious effort to practise mindful parenting from very early on in their child’s life, it has a long-lasting impact. The impact is not only long-lasting but it is also very useful for the child for the rest of his/her life.

One of the ways in which mindful parenting helps to develop the social skills in children, is that it teaches them how to be decisive and reach appropriate conclusions regarding any situation in their life. This in turn makes their life smoother and lessens the burdens that may befall them if they were prone to making the wrong decisions or often took too long to choose a certain path when faced with options.

2. Emotion Regulation

If you read up on any parenting courses or any positive parenting program, then you are going to come across this aspect of mindful parenting, which is emotional regulation. When you practise being aware and present in your child’s life, they tend to learn how to channel their emotions in the right ways and the right places because that is what they observe in you.

Mindful parenting helps to lead children by example, instead of telling them what to do. When you regulate your emotions as the parent, this helps your child learn faster because their subconscious is always observing their environment around them.

When a child knows how to regulate their emotions, they are better suited to handle a plethora of diverse and complicated social situations.

3. Self-Sufficiency 

Sometimes the reason behind certain behaviour by children in social situations is due to the inherent fear they have of not being accepted. However, if you practise mindful parenting with your children, it will not only help in stress reduction for them in social situations but also get rid of the assumption that they need to seek validation outside of themselves.

You can foster self-sufficiency in children by taking steps like letting them do their tasks independently, create decision rich environments for them, teaching them about money, encouraging them to talk about situations, and guiding them to pick up after themselves.


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Internationally Recognised Emotional Literacy & Mindfulness Expert Tenille Bentley is the founder of The Emotional Literacy and Mindfulness Academy and the author of the children’s emotional literacy books with Jazzy and Pinky and The Energy Ball. Giving children a wonderful introduction to understanding their emotions and what to do with them.

Tenille has been featured on Channel 9 News and other major outlets. Her work has been recognized in the community by The Governor of Western Australia, The Prime Minister of Australia, and Australian Financial Review.

As a child, she experienced severe anxiety and emotional traumas as well as bullying which left her feeling isolated and unable to understand why she was feeling the way she did. As an adult, this impacted her ability to make healthy decisions because she didn’t have the tools to understand her emotions.

This is why she is passionate about equipping parents with the tools to support their children to make better decisions in life and healthy ones to help support and create a balanced home life.