• Everyday Blessings The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
  • Everyday Blessings The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting Paperback 1998 Author Myla Kabat zinn Jon Kab
  • Everyday Blessings The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
  • Everyday Blessings The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting Paperback 1998 Author Myla Kabat zinn Jon Kab
  • Everyday Blessings The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
  • Everyday Blessings The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
  • Everyday Blessings The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
  • Everyday Blessings The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
  • Everyday Blessings The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
  • Everyday Blessings The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
«
»
Rating: 
Amazon Price: $17.00 $10.36 You save: $6.64 (39%). (as of August 17, 2017 6:20 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

The bestselling author of Wherever You Go, There You Are (more than 1,000,000 total copies in print) and Full Catastrophe Living joins forces with his wife, Myla, in this groundbreaking revised edition of the classic book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages.

Updated with new material–including an all new introduction and expanded practices in the epilogue–Everyday Blessings remains one of the few books on parenting that embraces the emotional, intuitive, and deeply personal experience of being a parent, applying the groundbreaking "mind/body connection" expertise from global thought-leader, Jon Kabat-Zinn and his wife, Myla Kabat-Zinn.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Books; Reprint edition (April 15, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786883146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786883141
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Customer Reviews

A much needed and often overlooked aspect of parenthood

18 people found this helpful.
 on June 13, 2015
By ElyShi
Disclaimer: I have not finished this book. However, several chapters in, I find that this book is exactly what I was looking for.

Incredibly Helpful

One person found this helpful.
 on October 9, 2016
By BenMed
Wow. If you are struggling with how to balance being a good parent while also trying to maintain a household, job, and your sanity, buy this book.

An excellent book on parenting

2 people found this helpful.
 on July 31, 2014
By Dr. Jagdish P. Dave
An excellent book on parenting, strikingly different from most of the conventional parenting books.The book is written by two mindful and loving parents with examples from thier own Iives. I appreciate both Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn coauthoring this book with openness, integrity and compassion. There is a beatiful balance between valuable theoritical and philosophical information and real life illustrations. I got easily engaged with the book. I thank both Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn for writing such a wonderful book based on the Mindfulness paradigm. I use Everyday Blessings: The Inner work of Mindful Parenting in the Mindfulness Parenting class I am teaching at Desert Garden Montessori School. The parents love this book, especially the emphasis given on working on themselves to do the challening but joyful and fulffiling parenting work.

Incredible!

7 people found this helpful.
 on February 3, 2010
By Dan and Rachel
This is by far my favorite parenting book, although it is not a “typical” parenting book. Yes, it’s about parenting, but it’s also about so much more than parenting. While one can read the anecdotes and apply them to children, they can also be applied to our other relationships as well. From a parenting perspective, this book challenged me to try to see the world from our children’s perspective and to slow down and engage in the present moment. I was reminded of the dangers of labeling our children, either to them, or even to ourselves – that these labels are limiting. It helped me become more patient. It revitalized my commitment to persevering in a formal meditation practice.

I will attempt to express how much I love this book

One person found this helpful.
 on August 12, 2014
By Erika S.
I will attempt to express how much I love this book. I began reading it while I was pregnant with my first child, he is now almost 2. The inspiring stories and beautiful teachings have shaped my mind and heart and have helped me be the parent I want/strive to be. We, as parents, are faced with daily challenges and so many opportunities to have more joy and less stress. These pages have wisdom, exceptional advice, and limitless joy. Buy it, dive in, kick ass at parenting!

BEST PARENTING BOOK EVER WRITTEN!!!

 on September 20, 2016
By S. Shannon
And I’ve read many parenting books since becoming a mother. Written by both parents, so my husband easily agreed to read it, too.

I discovered this book shortly after my daughter’s birth. …

 on August 5, 2017
By Rebekah L Feeser
I discovered this book shortly after my daughter’s birth. Though she is now 19, Everyday Blessings remains a precios primer on mindfulness from a parent’s perspective. It is timeless, and has become my gift to new parents. Thank you, Myla and Jon!

Good book for all thoughtful parents (not just those interested in meditation and Zen)

5 people found this helpful.
 on May 5, 2012
By Marinish
This is not a ‘how-to’ parenting manual – it doesn’t provide (or claim to provide) specific advice on feeding, sleeping, discipline, etc. It is the story of one couple’s personal experience with their own three children, and their efforts to raise those children compassionately and mindfully in a frantic, materialistic world. The authors clearly believe strongly in their own choices (extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, etc.), but do not condemn those who do not adhere to that exact parenting style.

Extremely helpful and insightful book

2 people found this helpful.
 on February 28, 2011
By JHC
I found this book after loving, and benefiting from, Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book Full Catastrophe Living. This book applies minfulness practice and traits to parenting. It strikes at the root of parenting rather than simply addressing the branches, like many parenting books. By developing mindfulness traits and attitudes, you can completely change your view of your children, how you respond to them (rather than ract), and cultivate the same wonderful character traits in them. Highly recommended.

Very much enjoying this book

 on March 4, 2013
By Tara Nicholson
Very much enjoying this book. It reads in short chunks, and can be picked up as a reference manual to various past present and future parenting challenges. It inspires my own creativity to find solutions that fit my family by providing mindful insights specific to the challenge I am encountering.