Wednesday, March 18, 2015

(RE)Connecting with Your Teen on Spring Break




(RE)Connecting with Your Teen on Spring Break By Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC

Spring break is here and that means family trips. If you're like many parents, you've been busy with your job, your kids' activities, your partner and your aging parents. It's easy to forget that you are raising teens, and taking everyone on a family vacation may be more challenging than you expected. Teens aren't the easiest to travel with. They have an attitude over things that may not have concerned them before; they insult under their breath; and often they melt into screaming, slamming doors and tears. It can make living with them trying, but traveling with them can push you over the edge.

Rather than give in to your own stress and anger, it's better to embrace an attitude of reconnecting with your teen(s). This requires you to be an adult, and not take what they say personally, but rather see the vulnerability inside. You want them to be grateful for all the sacrifices you've made, and you have a better chance of seeing their gratitude if you make an adjustment within yourself.

Here are suggestions to help you get closer to your teen on spring break, or any time.
  1. Calm yourself down first. Vacations can be stressful and when you take your stress out on your teen, you will get it back double fold.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Start Living Fully, Freely, and Fearlessly.

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The big news is that our friend Guy Finley has written a new book that opens the doors to your brighter, more authentic life. It's called The Secret of Your Immortal Self, and it's being simultaneously released today in 142 countries. This book is so illuminating, and Guy is so well respected by his peers, that over 200 leading authors and experts are joining to spread the news. It's a wave of enlightenment that's racing across the planet right now.

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All best wishes for true happiness,


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Friday, March 6, 2015

What vibration are you offering?


Unless you do something about your vibrational countenance, nothing can change. Nothing long term will change, that's certain... Haven't you noticed that a new disease pops up, and humanity finds the cure, only to find another disease popping up? Don't you think it's interesting that you don't get to the end of those diseases? The reason you don't, is because you have not yet come to the end of pushing against things.

--- Abraham


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Babies Have An Emotional Guidance System Too!



"People often incorrectly assume that since the baby cannot speak, it could not be creating its own reality, but that is not the case. Even those who do have language are not creating through words, but through thoughts. Your babies are thinking when they are born, and before they are born they are vibrationally aware. Their vibrational frequencies are immediately aware. Their vibrational frequencies are immediately affected by the vibrations that surround them in their birth environment, but there is no need to worry about them, for they, like you, were born with an Emotional Guidance System. ~ Abraham-Hicks

Quote from the Health, and the Law of Attraction Cards: A 60-Card Deck, plus Dear Friends card.
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Necessity of a Meditation Practice for the Parents of Children with Challenges or Special Needs.


I am the mother of a child with special needs. My young teenage daughter was born with pachygyria, which basically means her brain decided to be structurally different from the norm. In the old days she probably would have been labeled "retarded" (what a word, huh?!) and in a sense, that is what her brain did – it didn't advance fully.
My day-to-day equates to extensive learning delays and intense mood swings carried off by a normal looking kid. So, as I write to you... know that I GET IT. Having a child on a different path creates challenges and ups and downs like you would never believe. Right?! Not just for that child but also for you as a parent, or if you are a sibling, grandparent, educator, medical professional, etc.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Nightly Affirmation For Adults




One of the things we like to do before drifting off to sleep is settling into our beds and getting quiet within ourselves. We have a nightly ritual of clearing our minds, sending back any energy we collected during the day from everyone we came in contact with including removing any hooks or negative energy we may have also picked up unintentionally. We go through everything we are grateful for, clearing with techniques gained from Ho'oponopono and fill ourselves with gratitude. Then we visual how we would like tomorrow to go. Understanding we are co-creators with spirit we know how powerful this is. We then think in our minds a few affirmations and then drift to sleep.

The above affirmation is meant to be a guide on getting you started with your nightly positive thought process. 

What do you do to relax your mind before bed? Do you have any rituals or techniques you'd like to share? 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Nightly Affirmation For Children



How your children enter their sleep world is just as important as how they begin their day.

Here is an affirmation to say with them out loud before they go to bed. 
The above affirmation is intended to get you started. Add in what else your children would like to say. This is also a good time to reflect back on the day and state out loud all the things you are grateful for. 

Do you have a favorite affirmation?
How do you help your children quiet their minds and fall asleep peacefully?

Saturday, January 31, 2015

10 Fun Household Tips



Hey parents, we have been feverishly writing on our new parenting book. While digging through our notes we came across one of Stacy's handwritten notes full of these great tips. We hope you can use some of them. Do you have any favorite household tips? Please share them in the comments. 

1. To kill lice smother entire head in mayonnaise. 
2. To prevent lice add some tea tree oil to your shampoo bottle. 
3. Burn your tongue, put some sugar on it.
4. Sticking bicycle chain - spray non-stick cooking spray.
5. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls. 
6. Fun art project - Make tie dye T-shirts. Mix a solution of kool-aid in a container. Tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Conscious Parenting Book List



Here is a list of some of our favorite conscious parenting books.
Do you have any favorites you think we should read and add to our list?
Are you an author of a parenting book you would fit in with this list? We love connecting and sharing with parents and authors. We hope you enjoy reading these books as much as we did!

Enjoy!



By Dr. Shefali Tsabary

The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment By Deepak Chopra


Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words


They say a pictures worth a thousand words, well I may just have to agree with that...Kids are just so darn curious about everything, the world, bugs, people, stores, animals, bed time books, etc.......why is this?..How is that?..Can I do it?....They don't know to be timid or afraid unless they learn it from us or see it some where, otherwise they appear to be fearless. 

They are as a sponge and soak it all up..... The picture here just drips of curiosity. She is ready to learn up close and dissect it all. 

It is up to us to feed their curiosity help them along their path what ever that is.....embrace it... Take time to listen to your children see what it is that interests them.
She on her own went and picked up the magnifying glass and asked to be put in her chair. She was on a mission...It did not matter that she could not read the places on the globe her actions were enough for her...

How does your child show curiosity?
How do you encourage your children to explore what interests them?












Stacy Toten is a doctor of Metaphysics. She has been a practitioner for over twenty-five years, blogger, children's author, book reviewer, author interviewer, co-author of  M.A.S.S. 101 Man Approaching Simple Soulutions, children's behavioral management coach, artist and co-host of The Intentional Conscious Parenting Show. She is happily married for 33 years, she has two Indigo daughters, 2 cats and 2 dogs. Her passions are writing, reading, mother earth, swimming in the ocean, movies and sharing her spiritual gifts with the world and working with parents and children.