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Pinters Profiled in New York Times

robbie pintermike pinterBelmont faculty members Dr. Robbie Pinter (English) and her husband, Dr. Mike Pinter (Math/Teaching Center Director), were profiled this week in the New York Times in an article titled “When the Caregivers Need Healing.” The article discusses new research on mindfulness training and positive adult development techniques as means for dealing with the stress of parenting a child with severe developmental disabilities.

For the Pinters, mindfulness practices like meditation and breathing techniques have given them tools to cope with caring for their 21-year-old son Nicholas, who has been diagnosed with autism and bipolar disorder. Both Robbie and Mike have also incorporated mindfulness elements into their teaching.The story ran in the July 29 print edition of the paper and can be found online here.