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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Sherri Carter, MS
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: If you haven't had the pleasure of listening to Eckhart Tolle or reading his work after watching this video we are sure you'll become a fan! We encourage you to search him out more.

 

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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 Laura Markham, PhD

What did you learn before you were eight?  That you're a capable person, worthy of adoration and an abundant life, lovable exactly as you are, even with all of your messy imperfections, bodily functions, anger, fear, and neediness?...

 

Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: Dr. Laura Markham is one of my favorite authors. Here's a wonderful article about creating awareness around your own childhood wounds and how they can affect parenting. When we take time for self-growth and love, we have more love and compassion to give to our children. Beautiful reminder and helpful advise.

 

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by Jennifer Chung

Inter-generational relationships are a great way for children to get a sense of history, context, and perspective.  Often, adults, other than a parent, can connect with your child in ways a parent simply can’t.  I’ve seen family friends help teenagers through a rough time at school, grandparents give insightful friendship advice, and uncles get their nieces and nephews to try a new activity. Where a child might be standoffish to their parent, they are more willing to listen to relatives and less likely to talk back...

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Author Catherine Crawford shares how she is painting a new light on intuition. When she was out on tour for her book she saw how hungry parents are for answers regarding their intuitive children. She touches upon some very valuable energetic tools. Parents with intuitive children could really benefit from this. Take a listen and let us know what you think.

 

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by Shelly Phillips, MA

Ever wonder why we have the impulse to rock babies to help them calm down?

Studies show that rocking, spinning and other physical movement through space helps children’s brain development and their ability to pay attention, by stimulating the vestibular (inner ear) system...

 

 Editor's Note: This is such a fantastic article providing a great insight into why it's so important to involve our children in movement.

 

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by Vicki Savini

It breaks my heart when I see a child getting a bad wrap because of rambunctious behavior. When a child has this kind of energy there is generally something going on deep inside of them that stems from a belief that they are not good enough...

 

Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: We were very pleased when Vicki Savini, a loving mother, teacher and author offered to share this enlightening article about a conversation she had with her son and about her camp for boys that took place this summer. We believe many parents will relate to Vicki's heartfelt talk with her son. "Tonight, while putting him to bed we had a talk and what came out of that talk was truth." ~ Vicki Savini

 

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by Maureen and Shanti from Twig & Toadstool

I was recently given some lovely white playsilks and it got me thinking... natural dyes... hmmm... what colors we could create?


I researched the possibilities and choose the simplest ways I could find.

Here is what we came up with...

 

Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Twig & Toadstool! Their blog and Pinterest boards are full of great activities. I have personally done this craft and the silks were just beautiful! I ordered silks from Dharma Trading Co. (8mm habotai scarves, 30x30 is a nice size, but they come larger and smaller). My son has a variety of playsilks that spark lots of creative play. The silks become superhero capes, ghosts, pirate gear, or many, many other possibilities. They also make a great alternative in the Easter basket to plastic grass.

 

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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: If your familiar with Abraham Hicks, once again they don't let you down. If you are not familiar we suggest getting real familiar. There's a plethora of parenting information available to you in this video. All you have to do is click.

 

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by Andy Smithson LMSW

It was just another day. There wasn’t anything particularly different or note worthy about it. To be quite honest, it was actually one of my more disconnected days...

 

Editor's Note: Great reminders! I find myself going back to this article often to remind myself to pay attention to those I love.

 

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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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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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