Help Your Sensitive Child Begin the New School Year

Insights from an Early Childhood Teacher  Be aware of your own anxiety. Your sensitive child will pick up on it. Keep your own schedule as relaxed as possible leading up to and first few weeks of school. Connect with your child’s teacher and ask if it is possible to arrange …

To the Sensitive Soul

I get it. I understand how intensely you feel everything. Life is different for you. You are one of the lucky ones. I know you may think otherwise, but you are blessed. Many don’t “get” you but those who do, do. I understand you. I see you. I honor your truth. I recognize your …

Is Your Child An Empath?

Children who are labeled as ‘highly sensitive,’ ‘intense reactors,’ or ‘overly emotional,’ may actually be empaths. Parents who have never experienced what it feels like to take in the overload of energy that constantly surrounds us are likely to misunderstand their empathic child’s behavior. In the same way that we …

You don’t need to have “the talk”

My father-in-law gave my husband profound advice instead of ‘the talk.’ He told his son to go to the playground and the other kids would give him answers to any questions he had. And that’s how the father of my children learned about sex. I asked my adult kids if …

How to Keep Santa Magical… Without Lying!

Many parents wonder if there is a way to include Santa in their holiday traditions without lying to their children. This is such a sensitive subject because it messes with the adult’s childhood memories. We are reaching a time of consciousness where more parents than ever are wondering how to create …

Challenges Come Wrapped in Unique Packages

Parenting is humbling. It can reduce successful, professional adults into a state of irritability, confusion, and self-doubt. It can trigger negative feelings in the most spiritually oriented seekers. The daily challenges can turn love and adoration into a cycle of worry and control. Parenting kicks up our deepest wounds and …

7 Ways to Feel Better, Instantly!

1. Breathe deeply.  A long inhale and a slow gentle exhale. Make it a full belly, satisfyingly long breath. Do it three more times if you don’t feel better after the first one. Focus on the expansion of your rib cage and lungs as you breathe in, feel the constriction …

3 Keys to Raising Joyful Children

Parents often wonder if it is possible to raise polite, responsible, empathetic children without using punishment. Not only is it possible, it is imperative to shift the way we think about ‘discipline’, the way we express expectations and the way we set up our family environment so that children can grow into …

The Truth About Bullying

“We create our own reality.” People in spiritual communities nurture each other with daily bits of wisdom ~ nuggets of profoundly sacred truth that explain how powerful each of us truly are. Reminding our fellow seekers that we are not victims, we send encouragement to tap into our infinite and …

7 Meaningful Ways to Connect With Your Child For Free

Memorable days with your child needn’t cost the earth and often hold a lot more value when you use a little imagination and are prepared to step out of your comfort zone. Here are 7 ways you can connect with your child, honor their unique self-expression and strengthen the parent-child …

7 Traits of Highly Sensitive People

Recently I discovered that I am a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), possessing an “innate sensitiveness” as Carl Jung originally coined it. In 1996, Dr. Elaine Aron’s groundbreaking work confirmed that 15-20% of the population has this trait of high sensory processing. The work of Dr. Ted Zeff explores how the …

3 Tips For Raising A Highly Sensitive Child

The internet has recently been set ablaze with articles about “Highly Sensitive People”. The term was coined by Dr. Elaine Aron in 1996 with the release of her groundbreaking book, The Highly Sensitive Person. In recent months outlets such as The Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal have published articles …

3 Myths About Raising Successful Children

Many parents worry whether their children will be successful. One reason this is such a common concern is because we each have our own unique definition of success. Some adults recognize it as a prestigious job, family, status or possessions such as homes, cars and jewelry. Others use less tangible …

6 Tips To Encourage Parents to “Be The Change”

“MOOOMMMMM” “Stop yelling!” the mom yelled back. The little one then playfully teased in a big voice, “AAHHH.“ “STOP YELLING!” Mom now demanded with an increase in her annoyance. “WHAT DO YOU NEED?!?” shouted mom a few seconds later. My heart overflowed with empathy for this little girl and compassion …

The Spiritual Gift of Parenting

You are a spiritual seeker, surrounding yourself with like-minded positive folks. Emotional and physical wellness is paramount on your life’s journey and you read, share and inspire others with inspirational wisdom. Of course it is not a perfectly straight path and you accept the ups and downs, but then… …The …

Do Our Thoughts Define Our Truth?

I was sure, so sure, that the important lunch meeting was scheduled for Thursday. As I left the gym on Wednesday I was shocked to find a text informing me that my two colleagues were in the restaurant waiting for me. “Where was I?” they wanted to know. It is …

Authentic Parenting = Giving Up Control

What legacy can you give your child? “Beautiful Energy, Source of my child’s creation, You trusted me to be the parent of this unique and wondrous being, please guide me; fill my mind and my heart with inspiration so that I may be the parent this child needs me to …

An Annual Reminder To Listen To Inner Guidance

Inner guidance is our birthright, our compass, and our lifelong companion. While some of us are born deeply connected to this stream of wisdom others must work to hear the soft whisper. Being born highly sensitive and deeply connected to my guidance has always served me, but none so well …

Intentional Parenting

What is Intentional Parenting? It is acting with knowledge and purpose, ensuring that young children acquire the social, emotional and cognitive skills needed to succeed in school and in life. Intentional Parenting goes beyond love. You can love your children and still create an environment of chaos, disorder, mistrust, shame …

Messages To Our Children

  We give our children verbal and non verbal messages about themselves; their value, their abilities and the world in which they live. Are you aware of the messages you are giving to your children? Are they the messages you want to give? If you would like some support on …

7 Ways to Enrich Your Children’s Self-Esteem

  1. WORK ON YOUR OWN SELF-ESTEEM: It is hard to give our children what we do not have ourselves. Our words do not teach. It is what you model and children experience that become their truth. 2. TAKE YOUR ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE STUFF THAT ANNOYS OR WORRIES YOU: …