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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: Video description from OWN: Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of The Conscious Parent, says that no matter how out of control a child may seem, they don't need fixing. Watch as she explains a hands-on, fully present approach to parenting that can create conditions in which any child can thrive.


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by Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten

One thing we like to keep in our first aid kits are various homeopathic remedies so we are never caught off guard while camping, traveling or enjoying the outdoors...


Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: we've always used allopathic medicine in our homes. It's just a natural way of life for us. Even though our children are grown and out of the house it's the first thing they grab also. Our two families have used it for years and years. We love the results, it works well for us and there's no side effects.



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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Sir Ken Robinson states eloquently how our warped educational system is educating children out of their creative capacities. Through excellent intelligent examples he shares story after story of brilliant creativity and how powerful it is when it is allowed to be unleashed. We could have possibly lost a famous woman who produced some of the world's most successful musical theater productions in history if she would have been medicated like first suggested. We fully resonate with his case for creating an educational system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.


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Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: For some parents out there this is a great instructional video to show you how to help get your kids get comfortable in the water and ready for swimming lessons. This will help them get comfortable with their face under water. Enjoy!


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by Mary Jo Rapini

When you reflect back on your childhood it’s likely you remember hearing these words at least once during your childhood, “You should be ashamed of yourself.” These words probably made you feel bad because you knew your parent was very upset and embarrassed or hurt by something you did...


Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: In this day and age this is the perfect article to guide parents on what not to do, on social media. Your kids are vulnerable and they need to be able to trust their parents more than any body else out in this world. If we shame or humiliate them, their self-esteem can have a negative ripple effect through-out the rest of their lives. So please, as parents, think before you type.


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"I would urge everyone who wishes to share their passions with children to explore or at least entertain the ideas that we each have a soul that is connected to all things. ~ Simon Paul Harrison ~ The Truly Alive Child

"If we want children to grow up experiencing deep peace, it really does not work to continually subject them to images of violence. I am simply making an observation of the outcomes that arise from certain choices and actions."
~ Simon Paul Harrison



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by Sylvia Poareo, MSW,

I am really enjoying my re-read of Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate’s book, Hold Onto Your Kids. In this book, they describe how children’s excessive attachment to peers sabotages their development. What our children really need, they say, is a strong attachment to their parents and other positive adults who can provide the invaluable support and apprenticing which help them fully develop and mature...


Editor's Note from Sylvia Poareo: In this article, I share some inspiration from Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate about attachment in the bigger picture of parenting. Then I share some practical ideas for reaffirming and strengthening your connections with your children, to keep them close. I hope you find it helpful!


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by Margaret Paul, PhD

As a parent, it is vitally important that you have a sense of passion and purpose in your life, separate from your children. And it is vitally important that you learn to define your own sense of worth, rather than making your children's behavior responsible for this...


Editor's Note: In this article, Dr. Margaret Paul, helps us remember that one of the most important aspects of parenting is modeling self care and happiness. Parents often find themselves becoming enmeshed with their children stemming from good intentions. Margaret clearly explains why this is ultimately unhelpful and why our own self care is supremely loving for our children!


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