Prosody Blog

Prosody is the pitch and tone of the human voice. It is the very essence of connection. Our blog hosts articles and stories dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people.

July 22, 2022

The power of showing up as a parent

‘The power of showing up as a parent’ blog article was written by Nina Moffatt, Parenting and Early Years Consultant and Therapeutic Specialist at Australian Childhood Foundation.   In the book ‘The Power of Showing Up’, Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson describe showing up as; to bring one’s whole being – your attention …

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December 21, 2021

Reading as a mindful activity

This ‘Reading as a mindful activity’ blog article was written by Pat Jewell, Program Manager in the Parenting and Early Years team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   I have always enjoyed reading and as a child was often found with my head in a book. I read for pleasure, as a form of escape and …

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October 6, 2020

Mindful Parenting

The practise of mindfulness has many benefits. Amongst these, in our work with parents and families, we have observed that it can support parents in their efforts to develop contingent and thoughtful rather than reactive ways of responding to their children. This transformational change in parents comes as the result of the regular mindfulness practice …

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April 8, 2019

Mindfulness for Parents: 10 Breaths

In this post, and another in mid August, we will be sharing two mindfulness practices which we use with parents.  Today, we look at '10 Breaths' – a simple mindfulness practice for savouring your life.

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February 14, 2018

Technique vs Practice

We are commonly asked just how effective mindful practices can be in those moments when they are most needed. Highly emotional moments between adults and children are precisely the moments when parents/educators need to be mindful and to prevent ‘flipping their lid’.

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August 11, 2015

Mindfulness for Parents 2: Mindful Presence

Today we would like to share a practice that we use to encourage parents to become more present with their children.

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April 14, 2015

8 of Our Favourite Children’s Storybooks

Frequently, we are asked to recommend books for parents to use which reflect our focus on the importance of parent-child connections, as well as reinforcing the practice of mindfulness for parents and children.  Here's our current top 8 along with why we love them.

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January 15, 2015

Stop, pause, play – a simple mindfulness practise for parents

By now you've no doubt all heard about the benefits of mindfulness.  Here's one way we've integrated it into our work with parents.

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December 9, 2014

Mindful Listening – an incredible tool for working with parents

...after our first practice of Mindful Listening a mother started to cry. She told us “I have never felt listened to like that in my whole life – it felt so good I have never felt listened to like that in my whole life – it felt so good "

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