When kids are in a transition they're putting lots of invisible energy into the crossing they're making. They are feeling stretched and may be extra tired, stressed, anxious, or just distracted. This is not the time to teach them everything we wish we had taught them before the transition! It's time to be steady and loving, non-reactive and calm. We may need extra emotional support from our own community in order to really be present for our kids.
I'm a mom, wife, daughter, friend, and teacher who has long struggled with the desire to be the perfect person I imagine that I should be. Practicing mindfulness helps me find peace with my imperfect journey--being with myself as I truly am, loving my family as they are, and showing up for a messy world with openness and compassion.