Read the articles written by our MCP teachers to learn more about Mindful Compassionate Parenting, unravelling how our mind works and unlocking the transformative potential of self-compassion.

What is the greatest gift parents can give to their children?

By Peter Hofmann

“Before assisting others make sure you first put on your oxygen mask!” We know very well this security announcement in aeroplanes. Well…

Escaping the Optimization Traps of Parenting

By Jörg Mangold

In the role of a parent we are touched so deeply in our emotions and challenged as hardly ever in our lives. This can be wonderful and it can be unsettling, causing great anxiety and stress…

The healing touch

By Paola Bortini

When we hug our children, we are fine and they are fine. Surely we have all had the experience of hugging a child who was crying because he was scared and with our hug he calmed down …

Self-compassion, gratitude and prosocial behaviors

By Paola Bortini

While much research to date has shown that self-compassion contributes to the psychological well-being of adolescents, it is only recently that research has begun to discuss the interpersonal and social benefits of self-compassion …

Did you smile already today?

By Peter Hofmann

But that was a nice trip – everyone in the family agrees. When you arrive home, the two siblings start to argue loudly about a toy…”