FAMILY & PARENTING
What is Family & Parenting? Welcome to the Family & Parenting section of All Things Healing. In this section you will find a collection of articles and videos themed around raising children, and, specifically, raising children who are conscious, compassionate and confident. Each month, we will feature a variety of postings that we feel support these ideals and that may help us to become better parents and caregivers.  Family & Parenting is All Things Healing’s online resource of natural and healthy parenting and natural and healthy families. For more information, visit us online today!

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(Asst. Editors: Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten) Sherri Carter, MS, days are filled with the laughter of children, the cackling of chickens and a never ending pile of laundry. She&rsqu...
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We are currently seeking a Co-Editor and/or Assistant Editor for this section. For more information please contact Sherri Carter at sherricarter@allthingshealing.com

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: The next time your kids ask to make something in the kitchen here is a very healthy, fun, tasty recipe they will have a lot of fun making.

 

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by Andrea Ploehn

When children at an early age experience disappointment in communicating over and over again it significantly affects their confidence...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: By breaking through communication barriers Author and mother Andrea Ploehn has achieved some very powerful results in her parenting with her children through the use of sign language. She provides excellent examples on how to build confidence, avoid tantrums, and excel socially.

 

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by Carol Lawrence

Penney shares some very powerful information surrounding forgiveness. She begins by sharing a quote from Joan Borysenko, "Forgiveness is not the misguided act of condoning irresponsible, hurtful behavior, Nor is it a superficial turning of the other cheek that leaves us feeling victimized and martyred...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Children sometimes assume the same limiting beliefs as their parents and take on their parents feelings and judgements as their own. Carol explores teaching children the ability to forgive and let go.

 

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by Andrea Fox

There’s just no way around this: Whether you’ve grown up in a dysfunctional home or in a Leave-It-To-Beaver-esque family, when you have kids you will do things like or despite the way you were parented...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Andrea Fox does a tremendous job addressing an issue all parents face, which is parenting from what you where taught as a child or parenting from a conscious state that we call intentional conscious parenting. We love how she shared her personal experience that occurred with her five year old daughter. She had to stop and ask herself how she was going to handle a certain situation. Enjoy!

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Watch Adam who is an awakened 8 year old little boy introduces his latest crystal grid, which he calls a "web" grid. Adam has taken the time to listen to what his stones are vibrating to him. He takes this information and creates healing grids. Grab your kids, this is a must watch video.

 

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by Genevieve Simperingham

This chart gives some pointers that can be a quick reminder of some of the feelings that may be driving certain behaviours and furthermore some of the possible unmet needs that need to gain attention before the child can begin to feel better, hence act better...

 

Editor's Note: Fantastic quick reference guide that may help you resolve issues quicker. Genevieve offers a lovely list that I think can be very beneficial, especially if you are a parent implementing new techniques in your parenting style. I love this chart and wish I had it when I was a new mom.

 

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by Genevieve Simperingham

Every child deserves to not feel shamed by their parents. If your child feels free to show you their true feelings, if shaming inadvertently happens, they will show you their pain and you can restore their dignity by owning and repairing what has happened...

 

Editor's Note: Genevieve reminds us to be aware of our words and most importantly guard against shaming our children. Through dealing with our own pasts and recognizing where we might have experienced shame we can heal those aspects within ourselves and prevent the recurrence in our own children's lives.

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: We hand picked this delightful video for you. It is such a fun educational video about our solar system, it teaches about each planet and their elements with a catchy tune. Sing this with your children, they can't help but learn from this video.

 

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"Quantum science tells us that the consciousness that makes up the “you” and “I” of the world is truly interconnected to all other things. We are not separate at all. We participate, consciously or unconsciously, in a universe that is constructed of a vast field of consciousness, of thought. That as participators in this universe we can, with our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, change our world. We can alter what we are participating in simply by thinking about it; whether we are in the location of the object of our thoughts or not. We participate, across time and space with our mind and the unseen energy our thoughts create."

 

~ Suzy Miller – Excerpt from “Awesomism: A New Way to Understand the Diagnosis of Autism”

 

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by Jennifer Chung

Inter-generational relationships are a great way for children to get a sense of history, context, and perspective.  Often, adults, other than a parent, can connect with your child in ways a parent simply can’t.  I’ve seen family friends help teenagers through a rough time at school, grandparents give insightful friendship advice, and uncles get their nieces and nephews to try a new activity. Where a child might be standoffish to their parent, they are more willing to listen to relatives and less likely to talk back...

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: We found this video so pleasing, especially since we reviewed Dr. Shefali's book The Conscious Parent in 2010 and hosted a live chat with her in March 2011. It's so magical to us that conscious parenting is finally taking center stage. Like we've said before we've raised our children this way starting 30 years ago. Since Dr. Shefali appeared with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday it is now getting the recognition that we feel is needed for our children, parents and society.

 

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A Missing Key to Building Childrens Self-Esteem

by Sylvia Poareo

A client asks, “How can I help my child have good self esteem, when I don’t?”

The fact that she can recognize that this is a problem is the first step!  So often, parents, particularly those that have personal histories to heal, focus intensely on helping their children to have the confidence they don’t.  However, we cannot teach self-esteem.
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