Mindful Parenting: How to Raise Kind and Conscious Teens

 by Aziza Seykota

Parents can often find themselves more distracted by their devices than their teens. This is especially true during the slow moments throughout our day. Slow moments are those moments where you can be with your thoughts and feelings, instead of pulling out your phone to check email, read the news, or scroll through your Facebook feed.

By habitually reaching for our devices during these moments of solitude, we miss out on valuable opportunities to know ourselves better. And you are modeling your teens relationship with technology by your own relationship with technology.

So what can we do?