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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 […]

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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 […]

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How Skype Helped Me Return To Speaking

I just returned from India. I was there for ten days and that is the longest I have been away from Caidin, ever. When Caidin was born, I made a commitment to be fully present for him as he grew up. I […]

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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 […]

The Facebook Photos That Shouldn’t Have Been

Yesterday, it was a beautiful day and toward the end of it, we had that amazing sunlight that is so much a part of late Fall days. It was casting a warm glow on everything, especially Caidin, as with my lens, […]

An Open Letter To Today’s Tweens and Teens About Bullying

Normally my column is written to parents and grandparents and teachers in the hopes that they will see you as the strong and powerful people you are. In the hopes that they will support you and guide you in navigating […]

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 […]

What Is That Child-Like Quality?

Our caterpillars transformed into butterflies this past weekend. And just as we were fortunate to see the caterpillars spin themselves into their chrysalises  we were also fortunate to see the butterflies emerge. The entire process has been fascinating to witness and […]

Awe Inspiring Moment: Lessons Learned From Caterpillars

Caidin has been asking me to get a Butterfly Garden for two years now and I finally did. It arrived several weeks ago and our caterpillars arrived Wednesday, September 19th. They came in a little container, full of food. There […]

The Language of Hugging: 5 Reasons Your Child Hugs You

Caidin is a hugger. He loves to hug and be hugged. In fact, he can’t hug enough. Since I’m curious about why we do what we do and how that plays a role in our life lessons, I’ve done my […]

Can You Accept Your Child For Who They Are?

On Sunday, I posted on The Conscious Mom’s Guide Facebook Page a powerful piece written by Gabriel Arana, web editor at American Prospect. It was a personal piece called ‘My So Called Ex-Gay Life’ and in it he shared his […]

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 […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: LIGHT – Teach Your Child To NEVER Hide Their Light

Friday Wisdom is shared from Christine Agro’s Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) Each Deck has 42 cards and a booklet that offer insight and guidance for parenting consciously. Light Card #29 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

The Difference 6 Grapes Make

Sometimes it’s hard for us to see how much our kids are growing and changing. We live with them day-in and day-out so unless they sprout up 5 inches overnight, their growth, maturation and evolution happens sometimes silently and subtly. […]

Back-To-School: What I Hope For Caidin

Caidin headed back to school today. He was so excited that he couldn’t go to sleep last night and he got up early this morning. Last night he went through a range of emotions from excitement to fear. At one point he […]

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 […]

Is Your Child Marvelous At Manifesting?

When I look at today’s children I see amazing beings. They are powerful, they are compassionate, they are forgiving, they are intelligent and many of them run at really high vibrations. Of the many gifts today’s children have, the ability […]

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 […]

Kids Are People Too: 5 Things To Never Do To Your Kid

We spent the day at the Dutchess County Fair yesterday. It was a wonderful day full of interacting with animals, eating bad fair food and riding on questionable fair rides. We returned home, full of experiences, excited about our plans […]

Just What A Parent Wants To Hear: Is This Your Child?

Caidin and I were at the grocery store the other day and I let him run off to the cereal aisle to pick a few boxes out. I was in the next aisle over and I could hear him talking […]

TUESDAYS NATURALLY: Plantain – A Backyard Godsend For Healing and Nutrition

Today’s societies view so many valuable plants as pesky weeds and Plantain is at the top of the list. I’m not talking about Plantains, the cousin of the banana, I’m talking about the herbaceous plant that can be found all […]

Everyday Ways to Empower Your Child’s Math, Science and Reading Skills

Learning is not something that is done just at school, nor is teaching. I believe parents should play a big part in helping their children learn everything from math, to science to reading to spelling and grammar. I know we are […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: CONSCIOUSNESS

Friday Wisdom is shared from Christine Agro’s Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) Each Deck has 42 cards and a booklet that offer insight and guidance for parenting consciously. Consciousness Card #23 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

6 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Talk To Their Long-Distance Grandparents

I met a Mom who lived in Brooklyn and her parents lived in Austria. She commented that her toddler wouldn’t talk to them on the phone and when her daughter sees them in person she is also hesitant to interact […]

Tuesdays Naturally: How to Manage Conjunctivitis (Pink-Eye) Naturally

There are two real challenges with pink-eye.  First is that it is highly contagious which creates the second challenge. Your child cannot go to school until it is cleared up.  Conjunctivitis generally starts in one eye and is then spread […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: EXPAND – Guidance to Help Your Child With Fear, Lack and Uncertainty

Friday Wisdom is shared from Christine Agro’s Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) Each Deck has 42 cards and a booklet that offer insight and guidance for parenting consciously. Expand Card #39 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

What Can Animals Teach Our Children?

Yesterday Caidin fished a frog out of the pool. He asked me if we could keep him. I don’t like bringing animals in from the outside as I feel they have their own life and we are taking them away […]

Eight Of My Favorite Books To Read When Caidin Was Little (and Why Reading To Your Child is So Important)

Reading has always played big part in our life with Caidin. We started reading to Caidin when he was a month old. My husband Chuck would even read the sports section to Caidin with a sing-song voice. Whether that’s why […]

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 […]

FRIDAY WISDOM: PATIENCE

Friday Wisdom is shared from Christine Agro’s Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) Each Deck has 42 cards and a booklet that offer insight and guidance for parenting consciously. Patience Card #40 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) […]

The Power of Positive Reinforcement

Yesterday Caidin and I went to Adams Fair Acre Farms café for dinner. I had picked him up from a friend’s house and on Wednesdays, Caidin’s Dad teaches at NYU so he doesn’t get home until late. So I figured […]

6 Important Things I’ve Learned About Being A Parent

There are definitely way more than six things I’ve learned about being a parent, but these are some of the top things. Being a Conscious Parent is truly a full-time job and it’s a lot like putting a puzzle together as you […]

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 […]

Conscious Parenting: Making Sure Your Child Doesn’t Become an Adultescent

My husband sent me an article that appeared in The New Yorker yesterday entitled “Spoiled Rotten: Why Kids Rule The Roost,’ written by Elizabeth Kolbert. In it she asks the question ‘are we raising a nation of ‘adultescents’? It isn’t […]

10 Ways to Be a Kid with Your Kid

Being silly, laughing, giggling, playing – sometimes as parents we forget to have fun. We get so serious and so wrapped up in the need to, have to, ought to and should dynamics that all the life goes out of […]

How To Create A Drama-Free Relationship with Your Child, or Anyone for That Matter.

Why do children go through stages where they push back against us? We read a lot about the ‘Terrible Twos’, but many parents will tell you it doesn’t end there, it goes on to the ‘Torturous Threes’, the ‘Fitful Fours’, […]

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 […]

Do You Know The Deeper Reasons Your Child Is In Your Life?

My work revolves around seeing the bigger picture – of why we are here, of who we are, and why we are in each other’s lives. I look at core life lessons and at Spiritual agreements. A Spiritual agreement is […]

5 Things To Say To Your Child

There are certain things I always say to Caidin and I see how they affect him. His eyes light up, he has a sense of pride and he in turn says many of these things back to me. One is […]

Friday Wisdom: Focus

Friday Wisdom is shared from Christine Agro’s Conscious Living Wisdom Cards (Special Moms’ Edition) Each Deck has 42 cards and a booklet that offer insight and guidance for parenting consciously. Focus Card #11 in The Conscious Living Wisdom Card (Special […]

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 […]

Understanding Your Child’s Frustration – What you Need to Know and 3 Steps to Help.

Put yourself in your child’s place and imagine for a minute the following: You have a toy that you absolutely love, it’s yours, you carry it with you everywhere. Although you aren’t consciously aware of it, the toy gives you […]

How The Vocal Get In Trouble

Several months back Caidin was repeatedly getting in trouble in school. Not capital ‘T’ trouble, mind you, but he was being asked to leave meeting or being spoken to by at least one teacher every day. He would get in […]

Walkin’ My Talk

I recently released my first book, 50 Ways to Live Life Consciously, and true to everything in my life, this experience is giving me so many opportunities to ‘walk my talk’. It is also reaffirming my belief that one of […]

Children Are Small, But Their Problems Are Life-Size

We lived in Brooklyn, NY for most of Caidin’s life. We moved when he was six (he’s now eight). Walking around the neighborhood was a daily activity. Although many people don’t realize it, NYC and it’s Boroughs are broken into little communities.  […]

5 Things to Share With Your Child

Children learn by observing those around them. They look to their parents, their siblings, their relatives and their teachers to understand how to act, respond and interact. That’s why it’s important to share with our children who we are and […]

Mother’s Day – Why Mother’s Day is My Day

  For me Mother’s Day is my day. It’s not a day for others to recognize me or do things for me or give me things. It’s a day that I get to take a moment and truly relish the […]

Is Technology Making Your Child a Narcissist or Obsessive Compulsive?

Book review: Dr. Larry Rosen, a Research Psychologist and an international expert on the Psychology of Technology just released his 5th book iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming Its Hold On Us. (Watch my complete interview with Dr. Rosen […]

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 […]

10 Essential Elements of Conscious Parenting

Conscious Parenting isn’t a strategy, or a technique or something you can take a course on. Well, I guess you could take a course on it, but it wouldn’t be a sit-and-be-lectured-to course, it would be an experiential immersion into […]

Life As A Conscious Mom

  Life As A Conscious Mom With Christine Agro To say that I’m excited to be blogging here at Beliefnet is an understatement. Conscious Living and Conscious Parenting are my life and I look forward to sharing stories, insight, guidance, […]

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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 about not only their lives, but the world we live in.

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 comprised of resins which bees collect from tree buds a

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 always been to share real life stories. I think they help y

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 didn't have to. But really, if a school system feels the

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 brain doesn't 'shut down' when we turn off the computer,

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

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