My 21 year old daughter is watching Bob’s burgers on TV. It’s an adult animated show. One of the characters was pretending to be sick so they could school. She paused the show and turned to me to say: “Dad,
I want to be free with my emotions. I want to accept how I feel as natural and beautiful. I don’t want to force my emotions to fit inside some little box. A external matrix of what seems right and
No Biting Please The other day a friend of mine and I were playing with a lovely and energetic 2 year old. At one point he was climbing all over my friend and having a great time. Suddenly he bit
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