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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Editor's Note from Stacy Toten: For those of you tired of the same old dinners, here are three delicious easy to make organic dinners to add to your menu. Perfect for toddlers and up.



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by David Patten

Born to well-educated parents in Chicago as an autism-spectrum child, David Patten was repetitively misdiagnosed in the 1950’s, a time when autism was little understood. After a youth of a severe disorientation and isolation, the seriously dyslexic Patten made a living dealing drugs and engaging in other street-level enterprises...


Note from Editor, Sherri Carter: Here is Part 2 of a Q&A with David Patten, author of Dummy, A Memoir, which goes through David's journey with autism, a loving mother, and transformation. A very inspirational story! See Part 1.


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"Consciousness is a state of evolution, there is no end point where you can say, now I’m a conscious parent. I want all parents to understand that when they embark on the journey of consciousness, it’s not necessarily to be absent of unconsciousness. That’s not what consciousness is, consciousness is the ability to become more aware of when we have fallen off track, when we need to shift back into the deepest state of groundedness, when we are being triggered by our past, rather than responding to the present, when we are responding to our own unmet needs rather than responding to a child’s need in the moment..."


~Shefali Tsabary, PhD


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by Shelly Phillips

We need connection, and we need separation too.  In fact, it’s the dance between connection and separation that makes our human experience so rich and dynamic.  We may experience a beautiful moment of attunement and later we’ll each go off by ourselves to have some solitude.  It’s an ebb and flow like so many other things in life...


Editor's Note: Attuning doesn't necessarily mean being physically present with your children all of the time. In this article, Shelly reminds us to respect a child's need for space, separation and individuation from the parent, as an important part of their emotional development.


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by Annie Burnside, MEd

There is a missing piece (PEACE) in our world today that few desire to look at head-on. It is not a religious piece, an educational piece, a political piece, an economic piece or a healthcare piece. It is a spiritual piece, and the acknowledgement and subsequent activation of that piece begins in the home. As parents, few of us understand who we really are as intuitive, creative, powerful, spiritual beings, and therefore, do not reflect the truth of our magnificent identity back to our children...


Editor's Note: I love this article by "soul nurturer," Annie Burnside, urging parents to be the change they want to see in their children. It all starts here. Look out for a book review of Annie's award-winning book Soul to Soul Parenting coming to these pages soon.


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by Stacy Toten

ATH Asst. Editor of Family & Parenting

The ups and downs of having a family with children can be so rewarding and then so very heart wrenching. Life's learning lessons are so intriguing that we as humans don't always understand everything we go through.


Editor's Note from Stacy Toten: Being a parent is an ever changing process from birth, to a toddler, to a young child, to a teenager. The parent should change with the child. Our relationships with our children are in constant flux. As they are getting older, we to are getting older. Nothing ever stays the same.



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by Shelly Phillips, MA

Teaching your child to delay gratification can help him in all sorts of ways. He will learn self-control and willpower. He will also reduce his impulsivity and increase in academic performance. But delaying gratification does not come easily and often won’t develop naturally, unless parents and caregivers help children learn this important skill...


Editor's Note: Shelly Phillips offers great ideas on instilling games that teach our kids how to control their impulsiveness. I loved the idea of implementing games to teach them to wait in a fun yet productive way. The importance of learning to delay gratification will help them as they face challenges in life and better prepare them what lies ahead.


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by Carrie Contey, PhD

Babies are people. They are communicating all of the time and want to be seen and heard by their loved ones. Babies cannot manage their emotional experiences without the help of caregivers; they learn how to manage their emotions by feeling the feelings of the people caring for them...


Editor's Note: As caregivers, it is only natural for us to want to soothe and quieten a crying baby as quickly as possible. In this article, parenting expert, Carrie Contey, reminds us to first check in with ourselves before rushing in, so that we can better deal with the cause of baby's discomfort.


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by Genevieve Simperingham

Your parenting path is unique to you. But to parent from the heart in the way that we as parents want and need to, in the way that our children need, we need to feel confident, we need to do it our way when it’s not necessarily the norm within our family or community...

Editor's Note: Genevieve reminds us to look at the bigger picture rather than get stuck in the confines of our own perfectionism when it comes to parenting peacefully.


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by Shelly Phillips, MA

I knew there would be unexpected challenges when I became a parent, but there have been some things that have completely shocked me. Even though I’ve been a nanny, preschool teacher, and an older sister for most of my life, the innate ability of our darling child to wreak complete havoc on our lives still astounds me...


Editor's Note: Hilarious view of real life events that inspired these 4 particular rules. Shelly will make you laugh but most of all cause us all to relate to the wonderful yet weird world of being a parent.


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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: This is a cute fall fun science video that teaches why leaves are green and why they change colors in the Fall.



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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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