Hunter Clarke-Fields

Mindful Mama Podcast

Mindful Mama is a podcast about becoming a less irritable, more joyful parent.

We know that you cannot give what you do not have. And when you are thriving – when you have calm and peace within – then you can give it to your children.

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Melissa Schwartz | How To Care For Highly Sensitive Children {88}
October 17, 2017

Does your child sometimes feel like a ticking time bomb? Ready to explode at any moment?

That’s how it was for me with my oldest daughter. It seemed like almost everything caused her some kind of distress. She was SO attuned to my moods; we had to cut out all of the tags in her clothes; and if she missed a nap? Forget it, we were doomed.

There was SO much to learn. There were so many skills I didn’t have!

I later realized that Maggie is a Highly Sensitive Child. And I realized that someone else was Highly Sensitive too (can you guess who that is?).  (more…)

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Amy Bryant | Parenting Beyond Punishment {87}
October 10, 2017

This week, I have the amazing psychotherapist and Parenting Beyond Punishment founder, Amy Bryant on the Mindful Mama podcast.

She tells me about two types of parent: (more…)

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How To Stop Yelling | Sheila McCraith {86}
October 3, 2017

Did you ever get so fed up with your own yelling that you wanted to just make yourself stop cold turkey? That’s what this episode’s guest, Sheila McCraith did.  (more…)

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How To Discipline Your Kids Mindfully {85}
September 26, 2017

You know you don’t want to yell at them, but what do you do when your kids are driving you crazy? How do you teach them right from wrong? In this episode, Carla Naumburg and I talk about discipline –what we thought about it before we had kids, how we’ve shifted, and what we realize now.  (more…)

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Kristen Neff | The Science of Self-Compassion {84}
September 19, 2017

What do you say to yourself when you mess up with your kids? If you are like many of us, you berate yourself.

My guest, Kristin Neff, has done the research that shows that our harsh self-criticism does NOT work. It doesn’t help us grow and become better parents. In fact, it does the opposite.

So what does work? Self-compassion.  (more…)

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