Staying Present with Our Children with Shaila Saint

Thursday, May 13, 2010

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That is why it is called The Present”
- Oogway the turtle from the movie Kung Fu Panda

How often in our busy lives do we let what happened in the past or what's going to happen in the future, get in the way of enjoying the “gift” of being present with our children in the moment? Please join me as we discuss and reflect upon the barriers we face staying present with our children, learn some tools and tips for cultivating this awareness, and deepen our connections--both with our children and with ourselves.

Please bring a notebook/journal and pen for writing and reflecting...looking forward to seeing you Thursday!


  1. Thank you for a wonderful discussion! It was EXACTLY what i needed to refocus and become "intentional" at least for the week: ) This was my first night attending one of these events. I will be a regular! What a wonderful formula to have access to the highest caliber parenting gurus in one place. what a way to model collaboration and community building! Thank you!

  2. Thank you thank you Shaila - this was a PERFECT topic for me right now, and so timely - you have no idea. I am really been working to "stay present" with my children, Skyler (4.5 now) in particular. Thank you for a calm and wonderful, thought-provoking night..