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The Self-Aware Parent

Seeking peace and serenity in the chaotic world of parenting.

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Meet Cathy Cassani Adams

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Cathy Cassani Adams is searching for greater meaning and higher purpose. Her search has taken her down different paths, from the aisles of the self-help section, to the workshops of gurus, to her past experience as a child and family therapist at Children's Memorial Hospital, to her current work as a certified Parent Coach and yoga instructor.  But her greatest lessons come from her three beautiful daughters, ages 8, 6, and 3.  Cathy is the author of "The Self-Aware Parent: 19 Lessons for Growing with Your Children.", she's an instructor in the Sociology Department at Dominican University, and she and her husband Todd host Zen Parenting Radio on Pagatim.fm.  Cathy lives with her family in Elmhurst and she can be found at www.cathycassaniadams.com.

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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