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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Sherri Carter, MS, days are filled with the laughter of children, the cackling of chickens and a never ending pile of laundry. She’s also the best selling author of Live Your Inte...
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Sherri Carter, MS
(Asst Editors: Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten) Angela McCoy is a mother, teacher, artist and writer. Holding a BA in Elementary Education and raising three children ages 5, 11, 14 sh...
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Angela McCoy, BA

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by Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten,
ATH Asst. Editors of Family & Parenting

Earth Day is upon us once again. What a wonderful day to celebrate and acknowledge our Earth planet. We should all have gratitude in leaps and bounds for without our earth we could not exist. Because of our precious planet we THRIVE...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Earth day is celebrated by both of our families and has been as far back as we can remember. It's just as important any other holiday. Mother Earth provides us everything we need to sustain life here. We are full of gratitude. We hope you enjoy our little article and tips!

 

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Editor's Note: Fantastic behind the scenes fun. I found my favorite, have you?

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Here's a great arts and craft tutorial video that parents, even grandparents can do with children. It's safe, non-toxic, affordable and very creative. Bring out the artist in your child.

 

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by Allyson Hepp
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com

How does your family celebrate Earth Day? From recycling to setting up a composting system, raising an earth-friendly family doesn't have to be as complicated as you might think. With April being Earth Month, we talked to some of our favorite eco-friendly bloggers about how they've helped spread the word on being kind to the environment...

 

Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: How do you celebrate Earth Day? Here's a list to get the ideas flowing. Also, be sure to check your local resources for family friendly Earth Day celebrations.

 

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Editor's Note from Angela McCoy: Beautiful twist. These turn out gorgeous and provide a new technique you can try with your children.

 

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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 from Angela McCoy: 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: Grab your kids! We double dare you to watch this with out smiling and feeling joy in your heart.

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: This Ted Talk by Dr. Shefali Tsabary is so close to our heart because conscious parenting is what we believe in. She nails it from a medical and scientific point of view. We wish this was taught and shared with every parent on the planet.

 

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by Beth Rhines

When I was a child, there was a young spruce tree in my yard. Its branches were thick with needles. I would get on my hands and knees and crawl through the branches towards the trunk of the tree. The poking needles were a small inconvenience, because just inside the perimeter the needles disappeared and what emerged was a protected space that became my special hideout...

 

Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: Outdoor play is so important to children! Find ways to incorporate outdoor play for your children. Being outside helps children to connect to the importance of nature, physical activity, while also nurturing creativity of outdoor play.

 

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Editor's Note from Angela McCoy: The more media my children are exposed to the more I believe in becoming a television free home. What limits do you put on television in your home or do you even have a television?
 

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Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: Sir Ken Robinson addresses the historical development of our educational system and why reform is essential for the future.

 

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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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