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Teaching communication


Posted Oct 7, 2011 2:34 PM

I didn’t want to pretend that this morning didn’t happen. I didn’t want to sweep this issue under the rug. I am the parent and I am the adult, which means I need to take the lead when it comes to communication.
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Talking to Kids: Providing a safe space to unravel untruths


Posted Sep 29, 2011 6:36 PM

My children will hear many untruths in their lifetime and I can't keep it from happening. From the simple to the grand they will hear and experience things that scare them, and I know I can’t be there to unravel all of it.
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How do you know? And other great parenting questions


Posted Sep 22, 2011 2:29 PM

How are your children feeling? Cathy Adams says they'll tell you - if you listen.
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Please don't look at me, please don't talk to me


Posted Sep 13, 2011 2:42 PM

I just finished having lunch with my almost 4-year-old daughter. We sat down to eat and the first thing she said was, “Please don’t look at me, and please don’t talk to me.”
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Keeping our children emotionally safe


Posted Sep 1, 2011 6:33 PM

Raising our children in an emotionally safe environment is our personal contribution toward changing the world.
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Wide Open Spaces


Posted Aug 23, 2011 10:39 AM

Last week a mom said to me, “We moms long for freedom so much when our kids our little, but once we send them off to school, we just head home feeling empty.”
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Celebration for Zen Parenting Radio and The Self-Aware Parent in Elmhurst


Posted Aug 17, 2011 2:37 PM

Tomorrow night Todd and I are celebrating Zen Parenting Radio and the release of my new book, The Self-Aware Parent: 23 More Lessons for Growing with Your Children at Essential Skin and Beauty in Elmhurst.
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Self Care and Namaste


Posted Aug 8, 2011 6:22 PM

I love the word Namaste. Because I am a student and teacher of yoga, and just because.
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Watching the Wheels


Posted Aug 1, 2011 2:50 PM

The older I get the more I know that kids are the ones who have it right. They spend their time in movement, joy, and inspiration – they speak truth and they know what is real (well, they naturally do this if we allow for it, but that’s another discussion….).
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Teaching Courage


Posted Jul 28, 2011 4:27 PM

Iʼm standing on the 10-foot high platform looking down at the water and asking myself why Iʼm so afraid. I remind myself that what Iʼm really afraid of is the fear Iʼm facing, not the jump itself.
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