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Conscious Parenting

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 04.30.2015 | 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 04.21.2015 | 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 04.16.2015 | 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.

The Most Important Skill Parents Need Today

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

In order to become healthy adults, children need to be seen and acknowledged on that deeper level. We are all meant to be seen, to have our Being acknowledged, and that applies to adult relationships as well.

What Your Children Wish They Could Tell You

OWN | Posted 05.22.2014 | OWN

Dr. Shefali Tsabary strongly believes that children are always speaking to us -- even when they're infants, even when they haven't yet developed a vas...

The Harm In Giving A Child Too Many Gifts

OWN | Posted 05.19.2014 | OWN

Birthdays, holidays, achievements, major milestones, not-so-major milestones -- there are endless opportunities to shower children with gifts. And whi...

A Revolutionary Way To Relate To Your Children

OWN | Posted 05.16.2014 | OWN

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist and author of The Conscious Parent, has made a name for herself by calling for a radical restructuring of t...

Why Parents Need To Celebrate Their 'Ordinary' Children

OWN | Posted 05.16.2014 | OWN

Dr. Shefali Tsabary has a unique take on parenting -- revolutionary, many say. The clinical psychologist, author and mother believes that the traditio...

Why Punishment Doesn't Work

Tai Goodwin | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Tai Goodwin

My parenting has never been about "punishment" for doing something wrong. I focus on helping her see that she can always make a better choice and that she has more power than she realizes.

We Are So Proud of Your Son! (So Why Is Mom Worried? )

Michelle Gale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michelle Gale

My initial reaction was of pure joy and appreciation for what this young child was expressing into the world. It seemed our family rituals were sinking into the fabric of who he was as an individual. To see him taking a leadership role in spreading loving-kindness warmed my heart beyond belief. And then it set in -- the inner critic.

Meditation Retreat Confessions: One Mother's Suffering

Michelle Gale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Gale

So here I am. Six years later and getting ready for five days in silence. I'm finally going to join that elusive club of individuals who have taken the time and made space in their lives for deeper practice.

Is Your Child's Process Just As Important?

Tangee Veloso-Pueblos | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Tangee Veloso-Pueblos

I felt the need to write about something very profound that recently happened after an amazing retreat that my husband and I went to in Australia. Oh there were so many insights that had pulled away the blinds from my eyes but there was one particular experience that moved me to share.

How to Parent an Introverted Child: An Interview With Susan Cain

Omega Institute | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents
Omega Institute

It's important for a parent to learn to take delight in a child whose behavior might seem mystifying. In the case of an extroverted parent with an introverted child, it can be learning to see the inner riches of your child that may not always be expressed on the surface.

7 Alternatives to Punishment, Option 1: You Are Not Alone

Ashley Ryan | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

As a parent, I'm sure you've had moments when you foresaw a disaster that was about to occur. And if we take a moment to think about it, we can usually foresee other recipes for disasters.