Introduction to Mindful Parenting

Evening Mindful Parenting Series
In February, the Family Care Office will be offering a two-workshop Mindful Parenting series. Introduction to Mindful Parenting will be offered online on February 9 7:45 pm – 9 pm. Mindfulness for Kids: Building a Parent’s Toolkit will be the following week at the same time. Notes:
1) Please try attend both workshops if you can! Please register for each one of you are planning to attend both.
2) If you are planning to participate with someone with whom you co-parent, please submit two registrations even though you might be logging in from the same device. Thank you!


Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Time: 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

In Mindful Parenting, we apply mindfulness principles to the art of parenting as a way to build a strong child-parent relationship and increase the well-being of both parent and child. In this introductory workshop, parents will learn, through fun and practical exercises, the key elements of Mindful Parenting, focusing on three pillars: awareness, acceptance, and intention. Come clarify your values as a parent and learn how to translate your long-term parenting goals into day-to-day life with kids; find new ways to cultivate self-compassion and patience towards your child; and understand the crucial role of parenting “mistakes” and how to embrace them as opportunities.

Facilitator: Mari Rossi has been facilitating mindfulness and yoga programs for parents and children for 15 years, and has led the Family Care Office Mindful Parenting programs since 2013. Mari has a degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health from the University of Toronto, and is currently a PhD student in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at U of T. Between her academic pursuits and mindfulness teaching, Mari finds time for her most important work: parenting her two kids, aged 11 and 13.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are welcome. Partners and family members (including chosen family members) who are co-caregivers with U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.