Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a clinical social worker and author of several parenting books, including Ready, Set, Breathe, and How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids.
“Full of wise, playful, and effective strategies…if every parent picked up this book, we’d have a lot happier families.” — Elisha Goldstein, PhD, cofounder of the Center for Mindful Living and author of Uncovering Happiness
“This book is a great introduction to mindfulness, and it has a wealth of simple but effective practices that parents can do with their children. Carla shows us how to help our kids pay attention, regulate their emotions, develop empathy, and ultimately understand themselves. Carla’s writing is honest, relatable, and funny—this book will be a blessing for parents (and their kids)!” — Sarah Rudell Beach, MEd, mindfulness instructor, executive director of Brilliant Mindfulness, LLC “Carla Naumburg always keeps it real—with wisdom, humor, humility, and profound compassion. In Ready, Set, Breathe, she offers simple, practical tools for parents and kids to be more mindful, starting today.” — Deborah Sosin, LICSW, MFA, author of Charlotte and the Quiet Place
“Ready, Set, Breathe fulfills on its promise, providing simple, doable practices to support parents in bringing mindfulness into the sweet chaos of family life. The writing is honest and engaging, with healthy doses of the humor and compassion all parents need.” —Amy Saltzman, MD, author A Still Quiet Place
“Multitasking parents can take more than a page from this simple, sweet, and straightforward guide to mindfully preventing meltdowns not just in our kids, but in ourselves as well.” — Christopher Willard, PsyD, Harvard Medical School, author of Growing Up Mindful and other books
“Clear, thoughtful, and funny. This wonderful and candid book gives us ways to bring the miracle of mindfulness to our families. For all the parents out there who have been wondering how to bring mindfulness to their children, Carla has written the comprehensive guide. I will be recommending and referencing this book for a long time to come! Carla gives so many simple and varied ways to share mindfulness and have more peaceful families. Plus, she’s the clearest, most down-to-earth writer about mindfulness that I’ve ever read (and I’ve read many). A book that may change your life!” — Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE, RYT, founder of Hunter Yoga
“This book gives parents a wealth of tools, activities, and explorations that can make parenting more joyful and engaging, while supporting the well-being of the entire family. Carla shares these ideas in a loving, humor-filled, realistic way that will immediately put you at ease—you’ll feel like you’re talking with a good friend.” — Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RCYT, founder of Little Flower Yoga and the School Yoga Project, author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids, and Mom of Isabelle May
“Carla Naumburg’s book Ready, Set, Breathe is a wonderfully engaging and easy-to-understand gift to parents, offering simple yet meaningful ways to practice mindfulness themselves and with their children.” — Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child and cofounder of Inner Kids