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Conversations With Caidin Archives

An Unexpected Moment – When The Seeds Show Growth

The other morning I was in the kitchen putting the dishes away when Caidin came in. He had his Wisdom Cards in his hand and he said, ‘I haven’t used these in a while. I pulled two cards: Speaking and […]

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A Glimpse into the Growth of an Almost Nine Year Old

I mentioned it a few weeks ago, but I’ll say it again, Caidin is going through a challenging growth period. This isn’t a physical one; it’s one that has elements of spiritual awareness, emotional growth, mental awareness and add to […]

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Another Look At Life Lessons

Every so often Caidin goes through phases where he needs to test out and try on the behaviors of others. He happens to be in one of those phases right now. Now, if you have kids, you might be thinking, […]

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Unraveling The Fear Of The Unknown

Over the last week there have been a few occasions where I’ve noticed that any fear Caidin has, formulates around uncertainty. What’s interesting though, is that he doesn’t go to the worst case scenario, he just has the sense of […]

Caidin says, ‘Don’t let anyone make you feel smaller!’

Caidin has been having a particularly challenging first half of the school year. Friday was a really hard day for him and he was in tears by the time we left the school. I could tell he’d been holding back […]

Encourage Children To Be Full Of Themselves

Yesterday Caidin said, ‘I don’t want to be full of myself, but…’ I was surprised. One because I’ve been talking to students about this very thing (nowhere in ear shot of my little psychic child) and two because, I really […]

Don’t Just Talk, Explain Why – The Power of Detailed Conversation

Caidin’s National Geographic Kids arrived the other day. His Aunt Maria gave him a subscription, and he waits eagerly each month for the magazine. He goes through and reads every story, every highlight, out loud. As he read through this […]

The Other Side of Fear – A Unique Way to Shift Any Emotional Experience

Caidin takes his guitar lesson after school and yesterday, I got there early so that I could attend a meeting about an event I’m chairing for the school. After the meeting, I was sitting in the common area, flipping through […]

Life Lessons From Differing Beliefs

What do you do when someone tells your child he’s going to hell because he’s not a Christian? Well, undoubtedly the first reaction is a bit momma bear-ish, but of course, that’s never the answer. The other day, that happened […]

9/11 Becomes A Conversation About Tolerance and Freedom

Although I promised I would be back this week with Tuesdays Naturally, I would rather share my morning conversation with Caidin which was about the attacks on the United States, September 11th,  2001.  It started out a conversation about actions […]

The Power A Question Can Hold: Why Asking One Can Yield A More Powerful Experience.

The many ways in which kids use texting has been a well-covered topic by psychologists, educators, parents and the media. It seems that many of our children communicate through text. They ask each other out, they date, they fight and […]

Is President Obama or Mitt Romney ‘The Bad Guy’? : Talking With Kids About Politics

On Sunday, Chuck and I tend to watch Face The Nation and The McLaughlin Group. Caidin is usually sitting nearby playing with his toys or reading. From time to time he will ask us a question about something someone has […]

What’s Labor Day?

Happy Labor Day. Wait is that right, do we wish each other a ‘happy labor day?’ Caidin wanted to know what Labor Day is and why we have it. Off to google I went. I get stuck in the details. […]

How To Raise A Boy To Be A Healthy 21st Century Man – 10 Suggestions to Get You Started

When I look at the men of the world today, I understand why there is so much anger and resentment toward women. Most men today have no role model to work from. Their father’s world doesn’t exist anymore. Gone is the 1950s […]

Back-To-School Offers An Opportunity To Talk About Practicality Verses Novelty

Walk into any store and you will see Spider-Man backpacks and Princess lunch boxes and every kid dragging their parents to look at them. What kid wouldn’t want those? All it takes though is a cursory inspection to realize that […]

Outgrown Clothes, But Not Memories

Who would have thought that cleaning out the clothes drawers would spark a major reflection and emotional downturn? But that’s exactly what happened when I declared that it was time to sort through Caidin’s drawers and weed out the clothes […]

My Son’s 8 Favorite Things To Do In The Car

Whether car rides, bus rides, train rides, plane rides or long walks, finding ways to keep kids engaged can make or break everyone’s experience. I was going to write a list of five things to do in the car, but […]

Aurora Tragedy: How Do We Talk To Our Children About Violence, Terrorism and Death?

I seldom watch or read the news so I often don’t know what’s happening out in the world. There is no ‘good’ news. It’s all about death and violence and who did what to whom. TV News Producers will tell […]

Conscious Children – Conscious Choices

Many of today’s children are intensely conscious beings. They can connect cause and effect at a very early age and they have a unique ability to see through the façade and sleight of hand of words and actions to unmask […]

The Real World Importance of Building a Healthy Communication Space with Your Child

Yesterday there was an article about kids watching Internet Porn (Rude awakening: Teaching our kids the abc’s of XXX). The article quoted a UK poll which found that ‘75% of teens said that their parents never discussed Internet Porn with […]

Empower Yourself and Your Child Through Natural Healing – Every Tuesday!

This weekend, Caidin and I were standing in the kitchen and I was mixing up a natural remedy for myself. My body has been giving me ‘warning’ signs for a few months now, but it wasn’t until last week that […]

How to Teach Your Child to Tell the Truth, or Rather How to Not Teach Your Child to Lie. The 4 Simple Steps to Follow.

Many parents inadvertently teach their children to lie. Here’s the scenario: Parent:‘ Did you do this?’ Child: ‘Yes’ Parent: ‘Go to your room.’ Your child learns that by telling the truth they get in trouble. The next time: Parent: ‘Did […]

Nickels and Dimes- How Knowing Your Child Can Help Them

We got Caidin’s end-of-the-year school report yesterday. The teachers at his school are so great. Twice a year we get an in-depth written report that details how he is doing, what his strengths are and where he can improve. They […]

How To Teach a Taurus Child About Fractions

Spring break is upon us and when I was a child my family always went down to St Pete’s Beach in Florida at this time of year. From the age of seven on, it was a highlight of the year. […]

Chasing Perfect Parenting

I’m a glass-is-half-full person, I’ll admit that. I always look at the upside, the opportunity, and the silver lining. I believe that positivity creates more positivity and that our thoughts create our reality. This morning I was planning on writing about ‘perfect […]

Teaching Your Child to Stand Up For Themselves – 4 Conscious Parenting Insights

One of the best parts of my day is when I wait at our gate for Caidin to arrive on the school bus. I look forward to seeing him at the top of the bus steps, smiling and all set […]

Defining Moments: Bully on the Playground

When Caidin was four he met a boy at summer day camp. I can’t remember the boy’s name now, but I do remember the boy. He was the same age as Caidin, but that was the only thing they had […]

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What can Jealousy and Envy Teach Our Children?
When we choose Conscious Parenting there is no shortage of teachable moments. Almost every situation offers us a moment to share insight, to point out something unique about ourselves or the world and to help our child become critical thinkers ...

posted 8:01:24am Feb. 19, 2013 | read full post »

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Sick and Tired of Getting Sick? Consider Bee Propolis
When it comes to preventative health and wellness, Bee Propolis is one of the most effective and supportive natural remedies available to us today. Propolis is considered an herb because it changes little from its material state. Propolis is ...

posted 9:38:43am Feb. 12, 2013 | read full post »

Where Have I Been?
It’s such a simple question, but such an involved question. December was a particularly challenging month for Caidin and it made me stop and reflect on this blog. I love sharing information, insight and guidance and my ‘way’ has ...

posted 11:03:37am Feb. 11, 2013 | read full post »

The NRA Wants Armed Gunmen In The Schools
I'm sorry, but when, how, why and in what world, does the NRA have any say into what happens in our schools. Their push to put armed gunmen in schools is unfathomable to me. Schools take considerable precautions today, ones we wish they ...

posted 1:57:31pm Jan. 17, 2013 | read full post »

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Reset Your Mind
Last year I had the opportunity to read iDisorder by Dr. Larry Rosen. (Interview with Dr. Larry Rosen) It is a book that explores the role technology has on mental disorders. But what I found most important in his book is the notion that our ...

posted 9:18:07am Jan. 15, 2013 | read full post »

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