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Parenting with Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids

January 4, 2016

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Parenting with Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids by Susan Stiffelman, MFT — Children can be our greatest teachers, and Stiffelman, a parenting expert, writes that the very behaviors that push our buttons — refusing to cooperate or ignoring our requests — can help us build awareness and shed old patterns, allowing us […]

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The invaluable gift of mindful parenting

February 10, 2015

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The invaluable gift of mindful parenting by Dr. Monisha Vasa —  We often wonder about how we can best nurture our children and what they will remember most about their childhoods. Will it be the lessons we tried to impart to them about being a “good” person or will it be what we formally taught […]

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Nurturing starts in the womb

December 8, 2014

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Nurturing starts in the womb by Sherry Anshara —  What an opportunity parents have the minute they know they are pregnant. Thank goodness for pregnancy tests. With this timely knowledge, parents can connect to their baby or babies from the very moment the test registers positive. Do you know that the baby experiences everything the […]

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Honoring Missed Motherhood: Loss, Choice and Creativity

October 3, 2014

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Honoring Missed Motherhood: Loss, Choice and Creativity by Kani Comstock in collaboration with Barbara Comstock  — Millions of women go through life hiding or denying the feelings that result from the loss of a pregnancy through miscarriage or abortion, the inability to conceive, giving up a child for adoption or the choice not to have […]

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Children or no children?

August 11, 2014

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Children or no children? by Kani Comstock — A major issue for both men and women in finding the right relationship is whether or not children will become a part of it. If your vision centers on creating a family with children, as mine did, learning that a potential partner cannot conceive or has chosen […]

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Bonding through everyday adventure

May 21, 2014

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Bonding through everyday adventure by Laura Lofgreen —  Taking a child to an amusement park for the first time is an amazing experience. A parent and child can laugh out loud on the kiddy roller coaster and gaze in wonder at a park full of princess castles and superhero adventures. Evening parades may bubble forth […]

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Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers of ADHD, Indigo and Highly Sensitive Children

February 17, 2014

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Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers of ADHD, Indigo and Highly Sensitive Children by Julie B. Rosenshein, LCISW — In 2010, more than 263 million stimulant prescriptions were given to American children. The need to over-stimulate, over-plan and over-work our children has created an unsupportive environment that Rosenshein hopes to […]

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Parenting for peace

September 19, 2012

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by Betsy Chasse —  How can we expect our children to grow up and create the kind of peaceful world we would like them to live in if we do not give them both the vision and the skills to do it? We have been raising generations of children to become good consumers and better […]

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Calming your baby naturally

March 5, 2012

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by Sunny Wight —  Have you ever heard a colicky baby cry? Colic is a condition that occurs when a healthy, well-fed baby frequently cries or fusses for long periods of time, sometimes hours. New parents are already tired enough without adding the stress and frustration that come with being unable to calm their baby. […]

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