Peaceful Parenting and Your Future Teen

guest post by Sheena Hill I’m a diehard Peaceful Parenting (PP) parent and advocate. I teach about respectful parenting and have consistently practiced what I preach for well over a decade. I’ve raised my kids with PP from day one and, as my oldest enters the teen years, I can look back on those choices […]

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence Through Children’s Literature

What is Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Why is it Important? EI is the ability to understand your emotions, listen to and empathize with others, and express emotions productively. When we have EI we know our feelings, have a sense of empathy, and manage and heal our own emotions. Basically, EI allows us to use our emotions to improve […]

Of Astronomers and Astronauts: How to Empower Your Teens

Guest Post by Dave Soleil   Teenagers. The wonderfully smart, independent, contrary, complex, emotional, and social people that live in your house and eat all your food. How can you empower them? Will they even listen to you? How can you build a supportive relationship with them? I have taught leadership for young people for […]

Reducing Anxiety in Children

guest post by Jane Evans Babies are all about survival Babies are not born with fully developed brains or their heads would be too big to travel down the birthing channel. They arrive in this world wired for survival yet, at the same time, unable to physically ensure their survival as they can’t move away […]

Teaching Young Children How To Manage Anger, Aggression and Fear

On a sunny, beautiful morning, Mariah was on the floor, in a pile of tears.  Her little hands stretched wide reaching desperately for Jenny. More accurately, reaching for the apple and egg in Jenny’s hands. Because for Mariah, in that moment, only those two play food items were the right ones. All other toys in […]

When Parenting Gets Lonely

Parenting can be lonely. It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a community to support the parent. – Alison Smith Parenting can feel real lonely sometimes… When my kids were little and I was a stay-at-home mom, I was seldom alone. However, when I had a rare moment with my own […]