Evidence-Based Parenting for High Stress Times 

Mindful Parenting is a science-based approach to caregiving that is centered on bringing moment to moment, nonjudgmental awareness into your interactions with your child in order to interrupt automatic stress-driven reactions, and increase the ability to respond with intention, presence, and compassion!


This 8-week program is grounded in research and is intended for parents and caregivers. The class combines practices of mindfulness and compassion with education about stress, parenting, attachment and the brain. 


The goal of the class is to help parents strength connections with their children by learning to respond rather than react to difficult emotions and situations, to set limits and discipline with wisdom, and to learn to skillfully repair conflict. Mindful parenting is an approach to parenting that can allow for deeper connections with our children, creating more peaceful, healthier & happier relationships.


Respond less reactively to parenting stress


Reduce stress and burnout


Respond to difficult emotions with empathy & compassion


Recognize patterns from your own upbringing in your relationship with your child


Resolve conflict with patience & wisdom


Strengthen connection with family members


Improve emotional strength & well-being of your child


Cultivate calm, peace & find the joy amidst the chaos

July 8, 2018

Powerful Ways to Be More Patient with Your Kids

“The high demands of busy schedules, the pressure to ‘do it all’ and achieve can lead us to become so caught up in daily tasks that the richness of raising children becomes reduced to managing family life, instead of simply being with our children,” said Deniz Ahmadinia, PsyD, a psychologist who specializes in mindful parenting, stress and trauma at the West Los Angeles VA.

Psych Central

September, 2016

A Clinician's Guide to Working with Female Veterans and their Children

Dr. Deniz's doctoral dissertation that discusses mindfulness-based treatment interventions and practical tools to guide clinicians in aiding female veterans to prepare their children for deployment, cope with deployment, and reestablish the attachment bond upon returning home.

Pepperdine Library of Theses and Dissertations

Deniz Ahmadinia, Psy.D.  l  Drdenizpsyd@gmail.com

8702 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90069

(424) 281-7872

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