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More Lessons from a Preschooler by Dr. Allan Hunter

Eye contact matters. Sometimes running to the store to pick up milk and eggs can be a great adventure. Those shopping carts are really a lot of fun. Table manners are over-rated. So what if a bit of mess happens? Enjoy the food. Naps are good. Anyone who’s cranky probably needs one. If you bounce [...]

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The Benefits of a Psychologically Healthy Parent by Carista Luminare

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Mindful Self-Care for the New Year by Madiha Saeed, MD

A wave is coming. Can you feel its building momentum? Each new year brings with it an upsurge of new intentions, past regrets, and over-extended to-do lists. You have two options on setting the tone for the new year; to be swallowed up whole, struggling for air, not knowing if you will make it out of [...]

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Minding Mary Poppins by Judy Julin

Mary Poppins was the quintessential nanny - task-driven, committed to keeping the kids engaged and fit, and tough as they come. She knew the fundamental importance of getting the kids out of their rooms and into the fresh air, and she always had a batch of mood-shifting songs and tricks to share from deep within [...]

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The Art of Living with Unconditional Happiness by Arayeh Norouzi

1 Live in the present. It is simply impossible to be unhappy in the present moment. Negative feelings are either residues from the memories in the past, or from worries and fears about the future. Since our working memory resources are limited, we cannot possibly be fully attentive to a present-moment experience and think about [...]

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PREVIEW: Intuitive Aromatherapy – The Power of Self Care by Steffany Kaminsky

Happy New Year! I am guessing many of you are feeling run down, a little lost without the large to-do list of holiday shopping and probably a little dehydrated. How many of you decided to take care of yourself in the last month by eating and sleeping well, massage, exercise, Reiki, or even journaling? Were [...]

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Peace By Piece – Mindful Self-Compassion by Amanda Votto

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PREVIEW: Peace by Piece – Mindful Self-Compassion by Amanda Votto

Years ago, my concept of “self-care” consisted of getting massages, drinks with friends, and going on a good ol’ shopping spree. However, about six years ago, I found myself in a state of pure exhaustion - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually drained. This state of depletion was the catalyst for my personal growth and rebirth. [...]

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Intuitive Aromatherapy: The Power of Self Care by Steffany Kaminski

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Celebrate Your Child’s Uniqueness By Mariaemma Willis

Celebrate the child you have. Don’t be regretful that you didn’t get a different one. Don’t be discouraged because the one you have would be wonderful, if only… Celebrate your child’s skills, accomplishments, and uniqueness. If you don’t celebrate them, neither will he.

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How to Become an Advocate for Your ADHD Child by Lara Honos-Webb

Once you have determined that you child does have ADHD, it is important that as a parent you become an advocate for your child. You need to ask your child’s teachers what they can do to support your child. Adjustments in the classroom can make big differences in your child’s performance at school. Additionally, your child knows if you have her back or not. Knowing you are going to bat for her, will give him or her more motivation to achieve.

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Top 10 Tips for Parenting ADHD & Spirited Kids by Lara Honos-Webb

adhd concept 1. Advocate for your child. This means you need to “spin” your child’s behavior to friends, family and teachers. Has your child’s antics been any worse than our leading politicians? Probably not. Imagine the spinmeisters on talk shows who try to get their politicians elected. Do the same for your child. Coach your [...]

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Breaking the Command-Resistance Cycle By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller

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PREVIEW: How to Become an Advocate for Your ADHD Child by Lara Honos-Webb

Once you have determined that your child does have ADHD, it is important that as a parent you become an advocate for your child. You need to ask your child’s teachers what they can do to support your child. Adjustments in the classroom can make big differences in your child’s performance at school. Additionally, your [...]

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The Dalai Mama Chronicles – 7 Steps to Cultivate a Mama’s Meditation Practice by Wendy Silvers

The New Year brings with it an energy of newness … the invitation to begin anew And, it’s right on time, isn’t it? Surveys show that resolutions are made and broken by the third week in January. Which is why I invite my clients to set intentions rather than resolutions. Intentions are more intuitive rather [...]

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PREVIEW: Guilt Tripping: A Harmful Destination by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller

Larry and Corrina Johnson took their children on a trip this summer. No, they didn't visit Mt. Rushmore or the Grand Canyon. Fenway Park, the Field Museum, and the Mackinaw Bridge weren't part of the itinerary either. In fact, the Johnson family never left home. The trip their children experienced took place at the kitchen [...]

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PREVIEW: Why Your Child Rebels by Lion Goodman & Carista Luminare

Children can be stubborn, willful, and infuriating. But maybe that isn’t such a bad thing. Whose needs are more important? Yours or your child’s? Have you ever been dominated and controlled by another person? How did it make you feel? Did you want to push away from them or run away to escape their control? [...]

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10 Easy Ways to Build Connection With Your Child by Sue DeCaro

As humans, we are all programmed for connection. Our children need this in their lives in order to feel acknowledged, appreciated, and valued.  When our children feel disconnected, that is when we may see behaviors that seem undesirable or chaotic. Here are 10 ways to connect with your children. Be completely present when you are [...]

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How to Find the Perfect Nanny Part 2 – Search for Your Perfect Nanny by Nicola Magrath

Ready to begin your nanny search and have no idea where to begin?  No worries. We are going to share information about the different methods of finding the perfect fit for your family. There are many different options when searching for a new nanny; you can search by yourself using search sites, hire an agency, [...]

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Nurturing the Gifts of our Highly Sensitive Children by Nicola Haslett

We live in a beautiful age of transformation and spiritual awakening. Amongst the chaos and disharmony in this world, there are a wave of special children being born to help guide us into a new age; one of peace and harmony. Some call them star children, indigo, crystal or rainbow children. But whatever label we give [...]

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