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#Conscious Parenting

Bedtime Blessings: Singing the Song of Remembrance

Jesua | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Bedtimes are not always golden rituals of expansive love and poignant cherishing in our home. Sometimes we are all exhausted and edgy by the time bedt...

The Revolutionary Act of Naming Beauty

Jesua | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul

What if our children are growing up in a world where they can't witness a gorgeous morning sunrise without seeing the melting of our planet; can't visit our beloved ocean without wondering if it's safe to smell the mist arising from it, let alone dive in?

The Car Ride From Hell That Didn't Really Bother Me

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

I could write you all the details of the high-pitched screams, the hitting, pinching and the pushing (all in the back seat), but that would be way too overwhelming and annoying.

Loving and Letting Go: A Celebration of Life and Parenting on Meera's 9th Birthday

Padma Gordon | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents
Padma Gordon

A parent's love is one that wants the best for their child. In this moment, I am amazed by how quickly my child is growing and, by the person she is fast becoming. One who is bright, responsive, creative, strong and sassy, clear in her communication and centered as she walks through life.

Fostering Authentic Generosity in Our Children

Jesua | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living

For myself, this breakthrough of bringing my genuine sadness to my children about hurtful tendencies I notice between them, and powerfully inviting them to embody, enact and extend authentic generosity to one another and the world around them, is one I will continue to learn from!

3 Ways to Be an Awesome Mom (Plus Have Fun at It)

Natasha R. Smith | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Natasha R. Smith

I kept thinking that once I got ONE more thing off my list, I'd have more time to spend with my boy. WRONG. All it brought me was guilt. Besides, I wasn't being that productive any way. How could I be? Trying to work while ignoring my precious boy's pleads for attention? Impossible.

Drenched in a Moment of Mama's Love

Padma Gordon | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Padma Gordon

Many nights, after I read a story to my soon to be 9-year old daughter, Meera, I sit on her bed and meditate until she falls asleep.

Lessons of Tantrums, Wise Sibling Instincts and the Healing Power of Empathy

Jesua | Posted 07.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul

My son Ezra woke up sweetly today, pouncing on top of me in bed with all his 65 pounds of naked, sun-kissed, 6-year-old love, panting loudly with morn...

The Time Is Now to Change the Way We Parent

Kimberly Muench | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Kimberly Muench

A key element in my journey to understand my daughter's sudden angst has come from a book entitled, The Conscious Parent, Transforming ourselves, empowering our children, by Dr. Shefali Tsabary.

Programming Your Kids' Inner Voice: Conscious Living 101

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Lindsay Robin Christianson

It is in these challenging times that we find the greatest opportunity to create positive change and to forge the pathways for positive self-talk. We can lay the groundwork for confidence and solid character and it all begins with the words we say and the love with which they are delivered. What is it that YOU would like your children to truly know about themselves?

Conscious Parenting: It's Not Just For Hippies

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Lindsay Robin Christianson

What does it mean to be a conscious parent? That you will magically become all-knowing? That you will know the perfect thing to say in every situation? That you will never yell, feel frustrated or lose your cool when you find your little one climbing up and sliding down the back of the car roof while your other little one is drawing on the car windows with permanent marker?

5 Top Tips For Conscious Gift Giving For Parents

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Lindsay Robin Christianson

If you are looking for ideas on how to make your gift-giving more intentional, start with these five tips on how you can give great gifts that will truly last.

Raising Conscious Children

Dina Strada | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Dina Strada

We all want the very best for our children. We instill in them morals, values and traditions, hoping that they will turn out to be good, upstanding people in society.

Ditch Your Parenting Books: Learn The Secret to Raising Happy Kids

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Lindsay Robin Christianson

It is not our job to help our kids find success. They already are successful. We don't need to help them find joy. They already are joy. Our only real task is to help them look inwards.

Self-Compassion Is The Key to Parenting

Michelle Gale | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Michelle Gale

Embrace your messiness, dear parents... we probably aren't as bad as we might lead ourselves to believe. My kids taught me that (as usual).

Going Deeper Than 'I'm Sorry' -- 4 Keys to Repairing Daily Family Wounds

Jesua | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living

I don't know what's more personally heart-wrenching, emotionally exhausting or spiritually straining on a mundane level than feeling unresolved co...

5 Steps to Detox Your Mind (And Upgrade Your Life!)

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Robin Christianson

what do we do when we find our minds racing -- full of thousands of over-analyzing, attention seeking thoughts screaming to get our attention and blocking us from clarity? And how do we purge this overwhelm and start to move towards this sense of ease and joy?

The Best Way To Respond To A Child's Meltdown

OWN | Posted 02.04.2015 | OWN

When your child is upset -- a frustrated, hurt, tears-streaming-down-the-face type of upset -- your first instinct is often to make it all better. Typ...

8 Life Lessons Every Adult Should Learn From Kids

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Lindsay Robin Christianson

It's easy to feel like we, as adults, are the teachers and it is our job to share everything that we know and have learned with the youth of today. It's funny how sometimes, the things we have "learned" are the same things that hold us back in our lives.

Inspired by Moments of Emotional Brilliance -- Tender and Tuned In: Part 1

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

Over the past few months I have witnessed a few of those and find myself heartened every time I ponder them. I'd like to share some of them with you in a three-part blog series.

How Children Wish You'd Respond When They Share Their Problems

OWN | Posted 09.26.2014 | OWN

One week before parents gathered in the "Oprah's Lifeclass" Social Lab to discuss and find solutions to their all-too-common parenting issues, "Lifecl...

The Real Reason Your Teen Is Shutting You Out

OWN | Posted 09.19.2014 | OWN

If you've ever had a door slammed in your face by your teenage son or daughter, you're well aware of the existence of seemingly random mood swings ove...

Dear Kids: Read This in the Event of My Death

Leigh Koechner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Leigh Koechner

I believe that there are no coincidences and that every interaction in our life, in our days, is an important, meaningful one -- and oftentimes a gift.

How to Be a Conscious Parent -- It's Not What You Expect

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

Relax, I'm not going to tell you to savor every parenting moment. In fact, I'd say if you're savoring 25 to 30 percent of the moments, you're nearing Zen monk status. What I do have for you, though, are the following six sure-fire ways to boost your conscious parenting chops.

What to Do When My Child Lies? 13 Ways to Respond, Prevent, and Strengthen Honest Communication

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

When parents discover their children are lying to them, they are usually filled with keen dismay, sometimes incredulity, puzzlement or anger, and underneath it all, always, in my experience, with sadness.