Session 1: Automatic Parenting

  • Susan Bögels
  • Kathleen Restifo
Part of the Mindfulness in Behavioral Health book series (MIBH)


What went through your mind when you read this? If you’re like many parents, you can imagine only too well the sense of stress accompanying this scene. Maybe you can imagine the feelings of helplessness, anxiety, anger, and stress; maybe you can even imagine the feeling of tension rising in your chest, your impatience, the thoughts that might run through your mind, and what you might say and do.


Body Sensation Good Readability Action Tendency Full Attention Mindful Parenting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Bögels
    • 1
  • Kathleen Restifo
    • 2
  1. 1.Child Development and EducationUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Psychology and NeuroscienceMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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