Raising Respectful Listeners

Listening is a skill we sometimes think our children lack. Parents all over the world come to me and state that one of their challenges is that their kids don’t listen. We talk about how common a challenge this truly is. We all want to feel like we are in good company when it comes…

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Resilient Families, Resilient Children

Resilience is a behavior that is learned through examples and lessons. It is the ability to adapt, cope, and move through everyday life – things such as stress, adversity, anxiety, uncertainty, tragedy, and threat. Resilience does not mean that children are not going to be experiencing difficulty or stress – it means that they will…

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Triumph Over Triggers

Parenting, one of the most difficult jobs in this world, can often provide an awakening for us and help us to grow. What do I mean by this? When we become parents, we often have many unmet needs, wounds or issues from our own childhood that can be stirred up. We are usually unaware of…

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Repetition

Repetition plays a crucial part in our lives. One of my clients shared with me that she feels like she has been taking courses for several years to stay on a mindful and conscious path. She feels like she should have arrived by now. “Arrived where,” I asked her. Her response was “arrived at a…

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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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