Happiness and Success

We all want our children to be happy and successful. However, I have learned from my friend and mentor Dr. Shefali that these are not the key elements to focus on when raising our children.  You might be wondering why not, right? Who wouldn’t want their kids to be happy and successful and promote that…

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Surviving the World of Tantrums

If you are a parent, I imagine that you are familiar with the following phrase: tantrum. Tantrums are very common opportunities for our little ones (and sometimes older ones) to express themselves when words are not available or do not satisfy the feelings that need to be expressed. A tantrum is an uncontrollable outburst of…

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The Value of Setting Boundaries

Creating space for boundaries is a huge, but extremely important job in the conscious parenting realm. Many people think that when you are conscious and mindful in raising your beautiful children that the boundaries are not as important or necessary. Setting healthy boundaries for our children is important in setting the stage for not only…

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Planting “Seeds” Is A Powerful Process

Have you ever thought about the seeds that you are planting in your child’s mind? Every time we interact with our children, we have an opportunity to plant seeds, seeds of thought, knowledge, curiosity. We plant seeds on a regular basis.  Once we plant these seeds, we are, in essence, the gardeners of their minds,…

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Be Mindful Of Your Space

“Be mindful of the space you are in,” said a woman to her young daughter in a coffee shop with many breakables. After hearing this statement, I sat there in disbelief. I had never heard this phrase before, but I couldn’t help but just sit in awe and let the beauty of those words soak…

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Listen In

How can we teach our children to listen to their wisdom, desires, thoughts and beliefs, if we cannot do this ourselves? So many opportunities arise on a daily basis to tune into ourselves, rather than look for validation outside of ourselves. I recently had to make a decision that I knew would impact a few…

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The Perfect Summer

Many times, we become fearful of what our children might do over the summer if they are not scheduled tightly or what their technology usage will look like if they have too much downtime. Is this something that you think about as the summer is approaching? Are you concerned that your kids won’t have enough…

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