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Gifts of being a Conscious Parent: By Janet Philbin

There are many gifts when you become a parent.  Those gifts come in varying sizes, shapes, temperaments and personalities.  There are also joys, tears, hopes, dreams, and all sorts of emotional pain.  I would like to talk about parenting from a conscious perspective.  Some are gifts easily recognized like: feeling proud they took their first […]

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Letting Go With Greyson by Brigitte Jackson Buckley

Our first born has light in his eyes. It smiles when he speaks. He is jovial and ready to bring laughter to social interactions. He is kind and physically expressive. Greyson’s expression of love has brought my issue of giving and receiving love to the forefront of our parent-child relationship. During his elementary years, I […]

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Is my child ready to play sports? by Kacey Hartung

  Most of us are very naïve when we first become parents.  We spend hours imagining their personality, temperament, likes and dislikes.  Our dreams are filled with their future activities and talent. Our heart is in the right place, we want the best for them.  And while we are focused on what could be, our [...]

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10 Ways to Parent Without Screwing Up Your Kid by Nick Seneca Jankel

Smelly diapers, sleepless nights, helping with homework, tackling meltdowns, wiping Nutella off every surface and giving cuddles whenever requested are just some of the joys of parenting. It’s possibly the greatest catalyst for personal growth that money cannot buy. It easy to want to tear your hair out and yell at your kids for their messy rooms when they are arguing over the iPad, but it can be avoided. With two kids under the age of five, I developed 12 golden rules for keeping peace in our home and love in our hearts.

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The Heart of the Matter by Sandra Fay Hoover

G rowing up in Birchwood Forest was not easy and Feely didn’t always believe in Love. He felt no one listened to him and his family called him a pest. Well, I know exactly how Feely feels. I’ve felt that way too. And yes, he may be a bug but young Feely was not a [...]

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THE IP INTERVIEW – Why the Last 20 Minutes of the Day Matter with Andrew Newman

Judy Julin meets Andrew Newman, author, lecturer, and founder of the Conscious Bedtime Story Club to talk about why the last 20 minutes of your child's day matters. Judy Julin: How did travelling the country begin with becoming a children’s book author? Andrew Newman: I could say I fell into it as almost an accident [...]

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What Happens When You Don’t Have All The Answers? by Jolette Jai

It was the end of a perfect afternoon.  My five-year-old son and I had just spent the day hiking in nature, eating picnics, riding scooters, and now we were back at home drawing. He wanted to draw the entire alphabet, from A to Z.  So he does, concentrating hard on each letter as he forms [...]

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