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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by Cyndi Dale

I was nervous. A mom I’d never met was bringing her son to see me for an energy healing session. He was in his 20’s and had not spoken or walked in his life...

 

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: "To practice grounding, I invite children to pretend that they are trees. Like a tree, they are fully rooted in the earth. They are surrounded by strong bark. Their branches extend to the skies, drinking in the bright sun." Cyndi Dale

 

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by Shelly Birger Phillips, MA

I think one of the most challenging lessons I’ve learned as a teacher and as a parent is when NOT to intervene. It is actually excruciating for me to hear a child struggling and not rush over to help. But sometimes doing nothing is actually the best thing we can do for a child...

 

Editor's Note: Perfect reminder for parents to step back and allow our children to achieve things without our help. Instead of stepping in and offering assistance or taking over because it's more convenient for us Shelly gives us a moment to realize our children are learning how to navigate life and we need to allow them the chance to do it.

 

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by Christina Fletcher

"We are spiritual, resonating beings. What we feel sends off ripples through our being, and what we think about, the perspective from which we see what comes our way, create the feeling space we walk around in."...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: We present you with another stupendous parenting article. This article is on the law of attraction from a mom's perspective. Christina Fletcher captures the sometimes overwhelming day to day events that take place while parenting. She provides excellent examples of what can go wrong and solutions to shift your law of attraction point and begin resonating with which you wish to manifest.

 

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by Janet Lansbury

A couple of years ago I was driving my daughter home from high school, and she shared something from her Human Development class that day.  The students were asked to draw an illustration of their emotional state. “And mom,” she said, “everyone drew pictures of stacks of books and things like that.  I think I’m the only one who’s not stressed..."

 

Editor's Note: Beautiful steps to follow with the goal on less stressed kids in mind. Given the world we live in and all that we face daily these steps are incredibly helpful.

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: The past twenty-five years both our families have raised our children with the mind set of intentional conscious parenting. This is not a new concept for us, it has been apart of our lives and our children's lives their whole lives. That's why we started our Intentional Conscious Parenting blog 4 years ago. So when we had the opportunity to be one of the first reviewers of Dr. Shefali's Book, The Conscious Parent back then we were honored to share her with our audience.

When we heard she was going to be on Super Soul Sunday in June 2014 we were ecstatic. The topic of conscious parenting to reach a global platform with Oprah Winfrey, the biggest in the world right now is a dream come true.

 

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by Shelly Phillips, MA

I know I’m usually sharing all sorts of ideas for activities with kids or ways to handle conflict lovingly, but today I want to talk about the importance of taking time AWAY from your kids...

 

Editor's Note: Sometimes we all need a reminder that getting away from our kids is important, normal and actually beneficial to ourselves and our relationships. I think this is especially beneficial for new parents who might need a reminder that it's important to get out, recharge and know that it's great to do so , without guilt.

 

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by Kathleen Boucher

Wouldn’t it be great if each child born on earth came with their own unique instruction manual? How valuable would that be? And yet for all the books written to help parents, I have not found any that discuss work ethic. But hold on. I can hear you saying,” Wait a minute we are doing the best job that we can...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: There are so many tools we as parents want to instill in our children. A strong work ethic is one of them. Demonstrate to your children how to stand out in the crowd and go the extra mile! Kathleen does a great job in her recent article bringing this important but sometimes neglected topic to light.

 

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

Whether you're a new mom, a seasoned mom or an empty nester, throughout the daily bump and grind of life it easy to forget how to take care of ourselves. Look at life closely. It's important that we take time to establish an emotionally involved creative space, allowing our self time to nurture and plug into our youthful inner child...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: It is so easy to get lost in a day to day routine and become stagnant forgetting who you really are and how important it is to take care of you. Without you being balanced and healthy you are not at your full potential. Here's some inviting ideas to begin nurturing yourself again.

 

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Editor's Note: I adore this video! My children and I dance walk all the time and yes...sometimes it's just me, with them giggling behind me. Either way, dance walking always brightens my day and has been a lifesaver in challenging moments! Hope it inspires more playfulness in your family life too!

 

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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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by Jennifer Laurent

Yesterday I found myself in a store having my reading glasses fixed. As I stood there waiting, I saw a pair of sunglasses that I fell in love with. I tried them on and of course loved them even more...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: If you are looking for an article to feed your soul this article is for you. Jennifer's genuine compassion and caring for the starving children in the world shines through. If this one doesn't touch you like it touched us there are millions of ways to give & help humanity that will feed your soul.

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: We felt this was a great video to share because it's so down to earth. It's a mom talking about her experience with her daughter. Lisa does a fantastic job showing how she uses shadow work to work through her own emotional issues brought to light by her daughter.

 

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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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