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Preview: Parenting Begins Before Conception – Your Childhood wounds by Carista Luminare

“Parenting forms children’s core beliefs about themselves. Nothing could be more important. The future of the world depends on our children’s conception of themselves. All their choices depend on their view of themselves... There is a crisis in the family today. It has to do with our parenting rules and the multigenerational process by which [...]

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PREVIEW: What Your Children Can Teach You – If You Let Them Part 1 By Dr. Allan Hunter

Some years ago there was a book that everyone seemed to be giving everyone else at around Christmas, called “All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” and its down-home wisdom and whimsical style charmed many. After all, there are many basic understandings about social life that we take in at that tender [...]

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The Spiritual Principles of Parenting Part 5 The Ascendant Principle – Your Child’s Ethical Being by Dr. Connie Kaplan

This series of articles is predicated on the answer to three provocative questions: What if you had a document that described your child’s gift to the world? What if you could look at that document and know Who She Is? Would that change the choices you make in parenting this child? I think so. That [...]

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Why You Should Stop Saying ‘Do What You’re Told!’ by Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Do you want to be told what to do? I haven't found a single person who likes it. Whether you're 4 or 40, it's generally not a favorite. I know you still need your kids to follow directions, I really do. But the old ways of getting kids to do what they're told are rooted [...]

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Nurturing and Nourishing our Children’s Souls by Gina Mazza

As we make an earnest personal commitment to run towards this great adventure called Life with a greater sense of self-awareness, doing so positively impacts everything in our midst—especially our rela­tionships. For me, a major earthly priority for becoming more aware is to be the best mother possible. As a mom, my imperative is to [...]

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Autism, Allergies and Gluten by Dr. Diana Fatayerji

Can eliminating certain foods from the diet improve autistic symptoms such as social withdrawal, repetitive behavior, communication difficulties, anxiety and hyperactivity? Most parents know that what they feed their children affects them in one way or another. Foods and chemicals do not just affect the digestive tract. They have a direct impact on our mood, [...]

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An Aromatic Valentine by Steffany Kaminski

Communicating through scent and touch can be quite sensual and exhilarating. No matter if you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day in your relationship or not, it is a reminder to look closer at the connection we have to our loved one. Are we taking the time to hear their needs, to give thanks for their [...]

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7 Steps to Teach Children to Manage Stress by Dr. Caron B. Goode

Traditionally, childhood is a time of carefree summers spent with best friends, trips to amusement parks and Saturday matinees at the movies. But for many children, it's also a time of great stress. In fact, stress—those overwhelming feelings of doubt about ourselves or our ability to handle things—is as common in children as adults. The [...]

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Spoiling Children: The 7 Myths by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller

Myth #3: Spoiled children exist.

Reality: There is no such thing as a spoiled child. “Spoiled” is an inference, a judgment that people make after noticing behaviors.

Are there children who act as if they are entitled? Yes. Are there children who whine until the parents cave in? Yes. Are there children who pout if they don’t get their way? Yes. Are there children who seem unappreciative of small gifts? Yes. Does that make them spoiled? NO. It makes them children who have learned or are trying out new behaviors in an attempt to get what they want.

Children who exhibit these behaviors are not spoiled. They are children who are choosing inappropriate behaviors, behaviors that need to be redirected, and behaviors that need to be replaced with other choices. These are children who need to be taught more effective ways of interacting, of asking for what they want, of expressing their feelings.

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Empowering Our Girls in Their Coming of Age by Brenna Smith

Just a little over two years ago, I sat in my kitchen watching Emerging Women live-stream. For three days, women like Brene Brown and Eve Ensler took the stage to share cutting edge research, personal and professional stories of inspiration, triumph, pain and loss, with authenticity, honesty and vulnerability. They told their Truths about their [...]

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