What is it about?

Mindful parenting, a concept that has been coined and examined recently, refers to a parent’s ability to bring complete attention to their children in the present moment. The aims of this study are to examine the relationship between self-compassion and mindful parenting and the role of gratitude as a mediating variable in a cross-sectional study. Participants include 522 Vietnamese mothers, randomly selected through an online investigation. A 26-item Self-Compassion Scale was used to measure self-compassion, gratitude was measured by the Gratitude Questionnaire Six-Item Form, and mindful parenting was measured by the Interpersonal Mindfulness in Parenting Scale.

Featured Image

Why is it important?

The results support two main findings: (a) self-compassion has a direct influence on mindful parenting, and (b) the mediating role of gratitude in this model was significant. The study’s results suggested that increasing self-compassion and gratitude can help to improve mindful parenting.


Parents are part of a child's future, and children are indeed the future of humanity. I hope this article will provide you with exciting information about mindful parenting and meaningful suggestions in practice so you can increase your positive parenting skills through self-compassion and gratitude practice.

Mr Thanh Minh Nguyen

Read the Original

This page is a summary of: The Influence of Self-Compassion on Mindful Parenting: A Mediation Model of Gratitude, The Family Journal, August 2020, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1066480720950421.
You can read the full text:



The following have contributed to this page