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 Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

One reason we get these monosyllabic responses is probably that our kids aren’t emotionally invested in this particular conversation.  Even if they were, though there’s another factor that often keeps them from going into the complexity of a particular emotion:  they haven’t yet learned to think about their feelings in a sophisticated way that recognizes the varied and rich emotional life within them...

 

Editor's Note: Navigating the realm of emotions with children can be a complex and challenging experience for both parents and kids. Tina Bryson encourages us to foster our children's emotional development by talking with them about the wide range of emotions within them.

 

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by Lyssa Armenta

Many parents-to-be are blissfully unaware of the challenges that come with getting your baby to sleep. Naturally, the majority are not even thinking about how they will approach this and probably have a dreamy image of laying their baby in their crib to fall asleep peacefully. Experienced parents know that is not the typical situation and were quite surprised by how overwhelming sleep time can be...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: We really love Lyssa's point here that there are alternatives to getting your baby to sleep. Old thinking, old ways we feel need to be laid to rest. Letting your baby cry themselves to sleep in their crib is not the most healthy alternative as Lyssa so eloquently points out. There are many alternatives to choose from. Please new parents seek out these new ways.

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Earth day is upon us. We thought this cute little video would be appropriate to get your child in the mood for celebrating earth day!

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: This is a great, fun, bouncy, catchy educational video highlighting all the different things you can do to help the planet. Happy Earth Day!

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: The next time your kids ask to make something in the kitchen here is a very healthy, fun, tasty recipe they will have a lot of fun making.

 

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by Andrea Ploehn

When children at an early age experience disappointment in communicating over and over again it significantly affects their confidence...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: By breaking through communication barriers Author and mother Andrea Ploehn has achieved some very powerful results in her parenting with her children through the use of sign language. She provides excellent examples on how to build confidence, avoid tantrums, and excel socially.

 

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by Alexandra Folz

My daughter says to me, “I’m having a hard time sitting down. I feel restless staying in one place. And I’m getting a lot of wedgies.” (Y’all know what a “wedgie” is, right? If not, Wikipedia will set you straight.)

“Ah,” I say. “I can relate. Not to the wedgies, but to the restless feeling of out-growing your shell and needing to open further to accommodate more energy...”

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Alexandra shares a real-life mother daughter conversation about expanding her spiritual self, being in the present moment, and knowing when to talk and when to listen.

 

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by Carol Lawrence

Penney shares some very powerful information surrounding forgiveness. She begins by sharing a quote from Joan Borysenko, "Forgiveness is not the misguided act of condoning irresponsible, hurtful behavior, Nor is it a superficial turning of the other cheek that leaves us feeling victimized and martyred...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Children sometimes assume the same limiting beliefs as their parents and take on their parents feelings and judgements as their own. Carol explores teaching children the ability to forgive and let go.

 

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by Andrea Fox

There’s just no way around this: Whether you’ve grown up in a dysfunctional home or in a Leave-It-To-Beaver-esque family, when you have kids you will do things like or despite the way you were parented...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Andrea Fox does a tremendous job addressing an issue all parents face, which is parenting from what you where taught as a child or parenting from a conscious state that we call intentional conscious parenting. We love how she shared her personal experience that occurred with her five year old daughter. She had to stop and ask herself how she was going to handle a certain situation. Enjoy!

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Watch Adam who is an awakened 8 year old little boy introduces his latest crystal grid, which he calls a "web" grid. Adam has taken the time to listen to what his stones are vibrating to him. He takes this information and creates healing grids. Grab your kids, this is a must watch video.

 

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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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