A Response to the statement “I was spanked and I turned out fine.” In Conscious Parenting we are generally aiming for more than fine. As an adult I am also fine, in fact I’m awesome! And I’m deeply wounded inside. I
Discipline and Punishment are Opposites Discipline Inspires someone to care about others. This care is where natural good behaviour arises from. Punishment makes a person afraid of pain. This feeling inspires a person to think of how
A common question I get asked is about how to get kids to stop sucking their thumbs. Especially as they grow older it becomes a concern to parents. Many kids try and stop, but it’s hard because it’s a significant source
My kid is almost 19. When she was born I could hear her non-verbal communication so clearly. It was like she was speaking to me. I knew she was fully conscious and aware. A perfect soul in a little
These ideas are a good start on the journey
to loving and accepting ourselves.
The more intimate a self-relationship we have
The more we’re able to offer love to others
And the more we increase our capacity to enjoy life.
Punishment Dehumanizes. When parents make the decision to not punish they deeply humanize their children. Hanging Out with my Best Friend My daughter is almost 19. Today I was sitting with her on the couch, just hanging. Suddenly I was
The Gift of NO Yesterday I asked my daughter to get something from the car for me. Her response was: “No I don’t feel like it.” Expressing my Gratitude The next day I went to her in a quiet moment
The Third Option Taking care of herself The other day I was at an event with my friend Tanya. It was 3 hour silent dance experience. It’s a pretty intense way to spend an afternoon. She was telling me later
The 4 Year Old Explorer The beautiful chaos of 4 year olds I was at a birthday party for a 4 year old last weekend. There were little people running all over the place. It was pure, joyous chaos. I
Teach Children to Embrace their Mistakes Road Trip With Good Friends A couple weeks ago I was on a road trip with some good friends. We went to Buffalo for a dance workshop and we all had a really good