Welcome to Mindful Little Minds. My name is Sarah, and I’m the founder of Mindful Little Minds, a mother of four and a child psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with kids and their families.
I am super passionate about the emotional health of kids. My wish for all children is that they grow up feeling safe, connected and unconditionally loved and accepted, just as they are.
That’s why my mission is to help you move away from the use of shame, blame and punishment and towards mindful, intentional parenting that nurtures your child’s emotional intelligence: so that we can raise a generation of resilient, emotionally healthy children. We do this by providing you with tools, resources and support that will help you learn to manage your own emotions and to teach your kids how to manage theirs.
Why emotional intelligence?
Research tells us that emotional intelligence is a greater predictor of future success than IQ. People with high emotional intelligence are resilient. They are able to identify and manage their own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. Which means they have good interpersonal and empathy skills and can manage their emotions and behaviours in response to different situations.
However, many of us were never taught these skills ourselves as kids. So it can be hard to model them for our own kids. In fact, many of the parents I talk to tell me they struggle to even manage their own emotions, let alone their child’s.
But the good news, is that learning to manage emotions is a skill just like riding a bike, tying shoe laces, or learning to read. And just like reading, it can be taught to kids, even if you’ve never been taught these skills yourself!
Here’s how I can help you:
I have used my years of clinical experience as a therapist to personally design a range of fun printable tools and resources for kids. These tools promote mindfulness and nurture emotional intelligence so you can teach your children to identify, understand and manage their BIG emotions – together with you.
I have also created a selection of resources for parents, because of course, if you want to help your kids with self regulation, it starts with YOU. Our selection of mindful parenting resources will help you learn to manage your own emotions and reactions so you can be the change you want to see in your child.
And for those of you who really want to dig DEEP into the unconscious patterns and beliefs that keep you stuck in a cycle of reactivity with your child, and bring peace and calm to your homes and families? I’ve created The Mindful Little Mama. This is an online Mindful Parenting Membership that will help you break the cycle of reactivity and shame in your home, move away from punitive parenting and teach your children important life skills.
You can learn to be the calm, confident parent you’ve always wanted to be. And together, we can raise a generation of kind, compassionate, and emotionally healthy kids. Humans who change the world.
Ready to get started?
If you’re new to the idea of mindful parenting, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed right now and wondering where on earth to start. And if you’re anything like me, you’re probably thinking that this all sounds good in theory but you have no idea how to actually implement it.
So take a few deep breaths, and let me show you. I’ve got you covered mama.
Sarah Conway is a child and adolescent psychologist who has been working with children and their families for over a decade. During that time she has met a lot of traumatised, scared, and disconnected kids. She has never met a bad kid. Not a single one.
In her spare time she can be found hanging out at the beach with her four children, drinking ALL the coffee and reading lots of books. She even manages to finish one occasionally.