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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by Bruce Buccio

How do you view and define discipline as a parent? Finding the right balance that works with your child is your prerogative, within reason of course. What would happen if you were to start reasoning with your child with rationale and good understanding of the issue as if you were ... mentoring...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Bruce Buccio provides healthy conflict resolution examples between parent and child. One of the reasons we really appreciate this article is the guilt free examples Bruce provides. Bruce teaches parents how to be in control of their emotions at the time of conflict instead of their emotions controlling them.

 

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by Eden Kozlowski,
ATH Co-Editor of Meditation

I am the mother of a child with special needs. My young teenage daughter was born with pachygyria, which basically means her brain decided to be structurally different from the norm. In the old days she probably would have been labeled "retarded" (what a word, huh?!) and in a sense, that is what her brain did – it didn't advance fully...


Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Do you have a special needs child? Or do you know anybody else who does? This article is chalked full of wisdom, sensitivity, information, empathy and the most amount of positively driven helpful tools that we've ever read on reducing stress for parents or caregivers or anyone involved on a daily basis who is taking care of special needs children.

 

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by Simon Paul Harrison

The tools and techniques to support children in re-connecting with their birthrights of child-like wonder, love for learning and natural creativity are so simple yet so powerful. The difference that one individual can and does make for children is staggering. Everyone has these gifts to give...


Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: In the spirit of how this article is written, the possibilities of a new mindset of how we raise and teach all children could become a blueprint for a happier way of living. Simon Paul Harrison's book The Truly Alive Child For those who seek a grander vision for our children is a must read for any parent on a conscious parenting path.

 

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


~Walt Disney

 

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by Kira Wizner

Every day our children learn about living. For them, almost everything is new. Not only are they learning about being a person, they are learning all the skills that we already have under our belt...

 

Editor's Note: Kira reminds us that in life we are constantly learning something new, whether it be a new adventure like bike riding or simply learning the balance between pushing our children vs encouraging them. This article reminds us to feel the emotions of newness, of feeling nervous when we attempt something new for the first time, and push through knowing that we will look back at our accomplishments and feel great! 

 

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by Shelly Phillips, MA

I think Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap. My husband calls it a “Hallmark Holiday” but I still love Valentine’s Day because I’m all about the love. This may stem from the fact that I’m solidly a Type 2 in the Enneagram...

 

Editor's Note: Great ideas on how to share your love with those in your life.

 

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Editor's Note: Fun crafts to do with your kids in celebration of Valentines Day.

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: We wanted to share with you a fun activity to do with your children for Valentine's Day or anytime of the year. This enthusiastic little girl will show you how to create a heart-shaped pizza made with love.
 

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by Margaret Paul, PhD

Most parents want their children to be healthy, yet have no idea what kind of nutrition creates optimal health. This article can put you on the right track in understanding how to support your children's health...

 

Editor's Note: Great article and timely as everyone in my family has suffered through every nasty bug that has come along this year. Reevaluating our diet may be the first place for us to start.

 

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by Kathleen Boucher

If I were to do a survey about what parents want for their children the top two answers would be “I want them to be happy and I want them to be successful...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Kathleen's been around children for 35 years as a registered nurse. She's hoping to enlighten many parents on the conscious parenting path on how they can empower their children with confidence and self-esteem. We really like how she asks the parents if they are having their child try something new because it's something they desire? Or is it because the parent desires it?

 

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by Stacy Toten

They say a pictures worth a thousand words, well I may just have to agree with that...Kids are just so darn curious about everything, the world, bugs, people, stores, animals, bed time books, etc...


Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Curiosity is a natural instinct for all of our children. Here is Stacy's granddaughter, with her magnifying glass and her globe, she was ready to explore the world.

 

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by Loren Buckner, LCSW

Many adults want to deny the significance of what happened to them when they were young and vulnerable. Others believe that they should "just get over" any problems they had as they were growing up. The truth is childhood is an important part of who we all are...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: We have really enjoyed working with Loren Buckner. She has a tremendous amount of parenting wisdom to teach about the emotional challenges of family life and how to deal with them. Upon reviewing her book and interviewing her we feel Loren is a great resource for the All Things Healing family and parenting community.

 

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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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