What we're about

Our Family Connect

Mindful Parenting group is for parents who wish to gain a deeper connection with their child and wish to meet other like-minded parents as well. By using the many cultural events, activities, and playgrounds available in New York City we can help encourage our children to expand their perspectives and knowledge about the world and at the same time allow us, as parents, to learn how to keep feeding their growing minds.

The activities for this group are designed to be fun and to foster a deeper connection with your child while building friendships with like-minded parents. During the Mindful Playdates, parents will help their child develop the ability to understand their own thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, and the responses of others. The playdates are thoughtfully designed based on the teachings of Reflective Functioning. Reflective Functioning is based on ‘mindfulness’ and ‘mentalization,’ which is based on attachment theory. Reflective Functioning facilitated through mindful parenting activities fosters the child’s self-regulation, social-emotional functioning and a better attachment between the parent and child.

Each activity provides an experience for you to guide your child’s ability to regulate their behavior and develop meaningful relationships while creating fun and loving memories between you and your child. At the end of the playdates, parents will be able to guide their child’s exploration of the meaning of actions and the emotions of others which helps the child find meaning in experiences.

This meetup group will be conducted by Dawn Learsy, MD (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician) & Stefanie Reiss, Psy.D (Licensed Child Psychologist)

To know about the doctors more visit us at http://www.childsbest.org

If you have any concerns, reach us directly at 646-912-9074 or email us at admin@childsbest.org

Upcoming events (1)

Mindful Parenting: Connecting Parents & Children

Metropolitan Museum of Art (center circular information booth)

$15.00

Mindful Parenting group is for parents who wish to gain a deeper connection with their child and wish to meet other like-minded parents as well. By using the many cultural events, activities, and playgrounds available in New York City we can help encourage our children to expand their perspectives and knowledge about the world and at the same time allow us, as parents, to learn how to keep feeding their growing minds. The activities for this group are designed to be fun and to foster a deeper connection with your child while building friendships with like-minded parents. During the Mindful Playdates, parents will help their child develop the ability to understand their own thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, and the responses of others. The playdates are thoughtfully designed based on the teachings of Reflective Functioning. Reflective Functioning is based on ‘mindfulness’ and ‘mentalization,’ which is based on attachment theory. Reflective Functioning facilitated through mindful parenting activities fosters the child’s self-regulation, social-emotional functioning and a better attachment between the parent and child. Each activity provides an experience for you to guide your child’s ability to regulate their behavior and develop meaningful relationships while creating fun and loving memories between you and your child. At the end of the playdates, parents will be able to guide their child’s exploration of the meaning of actions and the emotions of others which helps the child find meaning in experiences. Make the Connection! We will start the tour of the museum at 3:00 pm. Please bring any snacks or any other necessities of your child. The event will be approximately for 2 hours. This meetup will be conducted by the doctors of Child's Best by Dawn Learsy, MD & Stefanie Reiss, Psy. D to know about us more, call us at[masked] or visit us at www.childsbest.org

Photos (12)