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: What we loved most about this song is that it teaches the children no matter what season it is, they can be happy and enjoy each and every season.

 

 

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by Andrea Ploehn

One thing I’ve realized from working with so many infants is that they are learning and understanding things much sooner than many parents realize. Using baby sign language, parents can start to communicate with their babies months earlier than they might otherwise...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: By communicating with sign language you can open up a new world at a much younger age. Some infants and toddlers are kinesthetic and visual learners. If your child is having difficulties communicating try sign language to break through their barriers. Andrea Ploehn has had excellent results using sign language with her four children.

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: We picked this particular video to share with you this month because of it's simplicity. The step by step instructions are as easy as ABC. When children get to plant a garden and reap the rewards their eyes light up. They get to learn about growing their own healthy organic food. They are learning science and math and don't even know it.

 

 

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

One of the best tools a parent or caregiver can teach a child is how to safely and proactively set up energetic boundaries with color. Everything is energy...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: This article originally appeared in our Intentional Conscious Parenting newsletter. Due to such a great response we knew we just had to share it with you here. We have used these techniques for the last twenty-five years raising our children. We hope you find them helpful in your parenting process.

 

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by Laura Markham, PhD

Parents often ask me how to get along with their suddenly volatile preteen daughter.  It’s a shock when your previously sweet little girl starts tantrumming again.  Twelve year old girls can be moody, over-dramatizing, self-centered, focused almost solely on friends, close-mouthed, surly, back-talking and condescending to parents...

 

Editor's Note: As a mom of a tween daughter I am often faced with the difficult transition that she is in. Dr. Markham offers incredible insight and reminders of how to stay connected during this challenging period in life. I hope it offers you the same encouragement and new ideas to make your relationship stronger and more secure as they continue the process of growing up.

 

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by Sylvia Poareo, MSW

Here is a story about how children (and we) can use water to intuitively heal or destress, that I wrote after watching one of my favorite muses….

 

Editor´s Note from Sylvia Poareo: We try so hard to help our children with everything we can, and yet, they have their own journey. There are always places where we (often necessarily) fall short.  The good news is that they know how to heal and grow themselves.  Here is a story about a time my daughter helped me to remember this!

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Aruna Kathy Humphrys is very experienced in teaching children yoga. She provides a simplistic blueprint for the ways yoga has inspired and helped children in schools, deal with divorce and emotional traumas. Children's yoga is a great holistic option for well-being.

 

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"When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy." They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life."


~John Lennon

 

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: This is a short but very powerful video worth watching several times in a row over and over to let his message sink in.

 

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by Shelly Birger Phillips, MA

I’ve had a few parents asking me about how to transform sibling rivalry so today I want to share an idea of something very specific and powerful that you can do to go from tension, fighting, and frustration to peace, love and happiness between siblings...

 

Editor's Note: Fun and thoughtful ways to inspire a more loving environment within the family.

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Grab the kids and celebrate spring is here! Listen to this fun catchy tune that they can dance to and sing along with quite easily. A fun way to learn about the signs of spring.

 

 

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by Sherry Burton Ways

Feng Shui is a powerful tool to create a healthy, loving safe environment for children no matter what room they are in your home...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Sherry Burton Ways has written a great article on Feng Shui that is full of helpful tips and ideas for creating a healthy, allergen, clutter free energy flowing home. Sherry is an Amazon best selling author of, Feel Good Spaces: Decorating Your Home for the Body, Mind and Spirit. She wrote this article specifically for our parenting audience, so please enjoy. This is for you!

 

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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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