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Kids Who Grow Up With Pets Are More Emotionally Intelligent and Compassionate

Kids Who Grow Up With Pets Are More Emotionally Intelligent and Compassionate

If you’re a parent, the idea of adding the care and feeding of an animal to your responsibilities might feel like too much work. But having a dog, cat, bunny, hamster or other animal as a part of the family benefits kids in real ways. Studies have shown that kids who have pets do better — especially in the area of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), which has been linked to early academic success, even more so than the traditional measure of intelligence, IQ.

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This Simple ‘Diet’ Will Bring You Closer to the Ones You Love (Including Yourself)

This Simple ‘Diet’ Will Bring You Closer to the Ones You Love (Including Yourself)

Farhana Dhalla tells you how important your presence is as a parent when it comes to ‘being’ with your children.

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Is Hello Barbie the Creepiest Doll of All? (& Does She Violate Your Child’s Privacy?)

Posted by on March 13, 2015 in Conscious Living, Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
Is Hello Barbie the Creepiest Doll of All? (& Does She Violate Your Child’s Privacy?)

New eavesdropping Barbie records your child’s conversations and transmits them to a corporation that analyzes your kid’s likes and dislikes. And then things get weird.

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Why NOT Dating (After Divorce) is Hurting Your Children​

Why NOT Dating (After Divorce) is Hurting Your Children​

Dating has brought great men in my life that gave me a​ piece of profound healing and faith in what lies ahead, melting off my limiting beliefs.

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Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead

Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead

A public elementary school is abolishing traditional homework assignments and telling kids to play instead — outraging parents who say they may pull their kids out of the school. Teachers at P.S. 116 on East 33rd Street have stopped assigning take-home math worksheets and essays, and are instead encouraging students to read books and spend time with their family, according to a letter the school’s principal, Jane Hsu, sent to parents last month.

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These 52 Character Builders For Children, Once a Week, Could Change Their Lives

Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Conscious Living, Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
These 52 Character Builders For Children, Once a Week, Could Change Their Lives

The following quotes may be used in a variety of ways by both teachers and parents . One idea is for a thought to be posted, read, and discussed at the beginning of each week. It could then be read daily with the students. At the end of the week ask them what they learned or how the thought applied to their lives or activities during the week. Have the children give written or oral examples, or have them draw a picture to illustrate their ideas.

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A Date With Myself: How I Danced With The Ocean & Discovered My Beingness

Written by on January 7, 2015 in Conscious Parenting, Relationships & Sex with 0 Comments
A Date With Myself: How I Danced With The Ocean & Discovered My Beingness

One holiday season, while the children were with their dad for the holidays I decided to do something a little uncharacteristic. Instead of using that time to ‘punch out a bunch of work’, I opted for a sun and sand vacation in the Dominican Republic.

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Healing: A Thousand Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Healing: A Thousand Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Every single day the pain was getting worse, thinking it was ‘just a toothache’, I put it off until a more convenient time for me to deal with it. One day with the pain no longer bearable I went to have it looked at to find out that it was not a root canal as I had thought, it was a neurological condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia. Google informed me that this was considered “one of the worst pains known to humankind” and has also been called “the suicide disease” for its progressive extreme pain and chronic features. Yay me.

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10 Priceless (And Free) Gifts For Parents To Give Their Child

Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
10 Priceless (And Free) Gifts For Parents To Give Their Child

Here is a list of 10 priceless gifts that also happen to be free, that every parent may bless their child with. These gifts last a lifetime, not a New York minute until the next fad.

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The Rumours are True… I’m Easy – Farhana Dhalla

The Rumours are True… I’m Easy – Farhana Dhalla

I’m Easy. Well, not THAT kind of easy … although, in my 20’s… 😉 For a long time now I have been noticing that we reward ‘all that is difficult’. Like, “I studied hard for that exam” and, “It was a rough week” and, “I pulled an all nighter to get this project together for […]

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MUST READ: Parenting and Guilt – Farhana Dhalla

MUST READ: Parenting and Guilt – Farhana Dhalla

  I Am Enough. A couple of years ago I logged into my infrequently used Twitter account one day and found a flurry of messages congratulating me on my nomination. Nomination for what??? Apparently I had been nominated for a FIERCE Woman Award. I was touched that the nomination was in the category most meaningful for […]

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15 Things Great Parents Do Differently

Posted by on December 9, 2014 in Conscious Living, Conscious Parenting with 1 Comment
15 Things Great Parents Do Differently

It is said that in the first 7 years of life, children are like sponges, absorbing everything that they see and everything that they hear, whether it is being communicated directly to them or not. Apparently in those 7 years of their life they learn how to perceive themselves, their lives and the world they live in. It is in those first 7 years that the foundation for their entire life is being set. And if the environment they are raised in is a warm, healthy, loving and supportive one, the foundation on which their life will be built will be a very strong and healthy one.

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MUST SEE: One Simple Rule to Dissolve Anger

MUST SEE: One Simple Rule to Dissolve Anger

This vignette that I read from my book “Thank You for Leaving Me” is probably the one that I have received the most letters about. – Farhana Dhalla

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Parents Give Away $100K to Deserving Family to Honor Daughter

Posted by on November 25, 2014 in Conscious Living, Conscious Parenting, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Parents Give Away $100K to Deserving Family to Honor Daughter

A California couple who survived every parent’s worst nightmare — in April, they awoke to discover their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Savannah “Savvy” had passed away in her crib from SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Children) — honored her memory by giving another little girl a gift of $100,000.

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Bring Mindfulness Back to School

Bring Mindfulness Back to School

incorporate one (or more!) mindfulness practices into your, your child’s, or your family’s daily life. These practices can help you deal with frustration and stress, increase creativity and focus, and generally improve wellbeing.

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