Conscious Parenting

Parents: Should You Ditch The Infant Cereals? Consider These Healthy Baby Foods Instead

Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
Parents: Should You Ditch The Infant Cereals? Consider These Healthy Baby Foods Instead

Perhaps one of the biggest and most frightening crimes against young infants by pediatricians, food marketers, and parents everywhere is the recommendation that young infants should be eating rice cereals or other grains.

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Free Download of Conscious Parenting Book Praised by Marianne Williamson (Thanksgiving Weekend Only)

Posted by on November 22, 2012 in Conscious Parenting with 1 Comment
Free Download of Conscious Parenting Book Praised by Marianne Williamson (Thanksgiving Weekend Only)

ABC of Conscious Parenting by author Anna Krajec is available for a free download on Thanksgiving day and through the weekend.

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Role Models: American Idolatry

Role Models: American Idolatry

Celebrity gossip is common and it has many roots within the fact that these “role models” have been disgraced.  You hear about them being arrested, getting a divorce, doing drugs, or any number of scandals.  It serves to highlight the danger of idolizing such people.  There is a deeper layer.  Should we be modeling after […]

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The Problem with Hovering: When Helicopter Parents Invade the Workplace [infographic and article]

Posted by on October 5, 2012 in Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
The Problem with Hovering: When Helicopter Parents Invade the Workplace [infographic and article]

Parents today are stepping in, speaking out, and making themselves heard in some surprising—and often inappropriate—arenas in their child’s life. It’s one thing to guide a child through elementary school, junior high, and even high school, but when this “helicopter parenting” starts to bleed over into the workplace, it’s time for parents to pump the brakes.

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Study Shows Music Lessons Can Enhance Your Child’s Learning Ability Well Into Adulthood

Written by on August 29, 2012 in Conscious Parenting with 1 Comment
Study Shows Music Lessons Can Enhance Your Child’s Learning Ability Well Into Adulthood

(Medical Daily) Music is not just something we listen to on our iPods. Music has the ability to influence how we feel and even how we think. Giving your child the opportunity to take part in musical training can be a great investment in his or her future. New research reveals that providing your child […]

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ABC of Conscious Parenting – Grade School Years

Written by on June 29, 2012 in Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
ABC of Conscious Parenting – Grade School Years

Children learn in different ways as here are at least 8 types of intelligences. Our current educational is geared primarily for only two kinds of intelligence. More and more parents are searching for alternatives such as home schooling or un-schooling. Un-schooling provides an alternative to our western educational system, which is child-directed education in a real life environment (home, community, nature). There is a book about Un-schooling called “The Unschooling Unmanual”. Jan Hunt is the editor and one of the writers in that book and she counsels people on the subject worldwide by telephone.

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ABC of Conscious Parenting – Daycare, Preschool and Kindergarten

Written by on June 3, 2012 in Conscious Parenting with 4 Comments
ABC of Conscious Parenting – Daycare, Preschool and Kindergarten

The formative years of two to six years old are crucial because that is when the child’s personality is established. Many believe that 75% of our personality is solidified by the age of six. Some even believe it is established by the age of three. There is much to consider when choosing your child’s very […]

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Want a Less Fussy, Easier-to-Soothe, Kinder Child? Make Music!

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Conscious Parenting with 1 Comment
Want a Less Fussy, Easier-to-Soothe, Kinder Child? Make Music!

(Time Healthland) Want a happier, easier to calm infant and a more empathetic child? Three new studies suggest that teaching even the youngest children to make music with others can not only reduce distress and make infants smile and laugh more but also enhance brain development and boost empathy. For two of the studies, published […]

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Conscious Parenting: Parenting Vows Before Conceiving a Child

Written by on May 23, 2012 in Conscious Parenting with 5 Comments
Conscious Parenting: Parenting Vows Before Conceiving a Child

Everyone has heard of wedding vows and most find them to be a good idea. How about parenting vows? My hope and the primary reason for my soon to be released book, ABC OF CONSCIOUS PARENTING: AGREEMENTS BEFORE CONCEIVING!, is that parenting vows become as commonly used as wedding vows. In order to be able […]

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Ten Ways We Misunderstand Children

Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
Ten Ways We Misunderstand Children

(The Natural Child Project) by Jan Hunt We expect children to be able to do things before they are ready. We ask an infant to keep quiet. We ask a 2-year-old to sit still. We ask a 4-year-old to clean his room. In all of these situations, we are being unrealistic. We are setting ourselves […]

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Study Shows Breastfed Babies Grow Stronger Muscles

Posted by on January 13, 2011 in Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
Study Shows Breastfed Babies Grow Stronger Muscles

A team of researchers from the University of Granada have found that babies who were breastfed developed stronger leg muscles as adolescents than those who were not breastfed. The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, surveyed the parents of 2,567 adolescent kids about the type of feeding their children received after birth, and the […]

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Study: Diet of Pregnant Mothers Affects Baby’s Brain and Taste

Posted by on December 14, 2010 in Conscious Parenting with 1 Comment
Study: Diet of Pregnant Mothers Affects Baby’s Brain and Taste

A recent study found that flavors in a mother’s diet shape her baby’s brain, possibly altering her child’s lifelong likes and dislikes for certain foods. “It’s clear in humans that the more varied nutrition of the mom, the more open the baby is going to be to different things,” said Diego Restrepo, a neuroscientist at […]

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Study Reveals Key Success Factors for Intercountry Adoption

Posted by on November 17, 2010 in Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
Study Reveals Key Success Factors for Intercountry Adoption

The results of a New Zealand study that explored ways in which parents could establish and build parental and attachment relationships with children adopted from foreign countries was just published by the Journal of Social Work. The study, which focused on children adopted from Russian orphanages, revealed that a strong commitment, diligent preparation, conscious parenting, […]

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