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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Sherri Carter, MS
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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"All Our Dreams Can Come True - If We Have The Courage To Pursue Them."


~Walt Disney

 

Family & Parenting


by Alexandra Folz

My 11 year old daughter and I decided to publish our personal letters to one another after discussing their potential benefit to readers...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Alaxandra Folz takes us on a seven year journey with her daughters food allergies/sensistivities. They finally reached the end goal when her daughter turned 11 years old and they finally got their answers they had been searching for. Grab a kleenex, the dialogue that follows between this mom and daughters letters to each other is profound!

 

 

"Your three year old self knew. You knew it was hard to focus, sit still and follow directions. Something inside drove you ten steps ahead and told you to leap outta bounds." ~ Alexandra Folz.

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: We liked this video because we've had many people through the years state they don't know how to cook healthy meals, let alone vegetarian meals. This one is so simple your child could be right next to you helping create this. (Of course, save the cutting for the adults.)

 

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by Lyssa Armenta

Many parents-to-be are blissfully unaware of the challenges that come with getting your baby to sleep. Naturally, the majority are not even thinking about how they will approach this and probably have a dreamy image of laying their baby in their crib to fall asleep peacefully. Experienced parents know that is not the typical situation and were quite surprised by how overwhelming sleep time can be...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: We really love Lyssa's point here that there are alternatives to getting your baby to sleep. Old thinking, old ways we feel need to be laid to rest. Letting your baby cry themselves to sleep in their crib is not the most healthy alternative as Lyssa so eloquently points out. There are many alternatives to choose from. Please new parents seek out these new ways.

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Everything is energy. Food carries it's own vibrations and frequencies. Certain foods vibrate at a higher frequency than others. For example a Twinkie is all processed and has no nutritional value. A carrot picked fresh from the garden is full of live energy and carries a higher vibration. Choose wisely.

 

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by Sylvia Poareo, MSW

A little girl who just became a big sister, is found in the baby’s room, leaning over the baby’s bassinet.  She is overheard asking the baby in a whisper, “Tell me what God is like, I’m starting to forget...”

 

Editor's Note: This article affected me greatly. The word honor was what struck me most. Honoring our children's feelings as wisdom and listening to their instincts is important. This article offers great steps to help guide you on nurturing your child's inner voice.

 

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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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Editor's Note: Another hilarious installment of the series. These keep me laughing so hard!

 

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by Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

One reason we get these monosyllabic responses is probably that our kids aren’t emotionally invested in this particular conversation.  Even if they were, though there’s another factor that often keeps them from going into the complexity of a particular emotion:  they haven’t yet learned to think about their feelings in a sophisticated way that recognizes the varied and rich emotional life within them...

 

Editor's Note: Navigating the realm of emotions with children can be a complex and challenging experience for both parents and kids. Tina Bryson encourages us to foster our children's emotional development by talking with them about the wide range of emotions within them.

 

Family & Parenting


by Eden Kozlowski
ATH Co-Editor of Meditation

Last year I wrote a story for All Things Healing reviewing the nutritional impact of a lunch served at my daughter’s public school. Ahhh, another season has come and gone, and I feel it’s time to check in… to see if there has been some change…

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Eden wrote a follow up article regarding the lunches schools are serving in our country to our children to this very day. This new article is a follow up to her original article a year ago and it's worth the few minutes it takes to read it. This is a call to action to all parents, an intervention is desperately needed. We recommend you go to the schools, witness the school lunches with your own eyes. It will be a real eye opener. We encourage you to speak up, use your voice, talk to those in charge, and take a look at the websites she's recommended. Your voice is needed in the fight for healthy food for all of our children. It's all of our futures. Thank you Eden, once again for bringing this to all of our attention.  See Part 1

 

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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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Editor's Note: A delightful project to create with your children that would be fantastic for the Halloween celebrations coming up. Nothing says fun like glow sticks and glitter!

 

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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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