Feb 24, 2021

Tips For Teaching Your Kids to Be Environmentally Conscious

With climate change impacting the world so heavily, it's more important now than any other time to make sure we're being as environmentally conscious as possible. Our kids are the next generation of life on this planet and making sure that they know how to take care of the Earth is important. Below are a few ways that you can teach your kids about being environmentally conscious and action items you can take as a family right now to help the environment.

Spend Time in Nature

One of the parts of saving the environment is making sure that our natural surroundings are being preserved. By taking your kids out into nature through hikes, visiting parks, or other natural areas, you can start to show them the importance of protecting the environment. Plus getting out into nature is a great way to bond as a family.

Feb 20, 2021

Can your child reflect the energy of someone else in the room?

Can your child reflect the energy of someone else in the room?
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Absolutely they can!
 
Children are their own little beings. They have good and bad days just like adults do, but they also have the uncanny ability to mirror a person in their environment taking on an energy of anger, fussiness and discontent. Maybe you've noticed this?
 
If your child is modeling someone else’s behavior nearby he/she might be unaware especially if he is young. Even babies often cry when in the environment of a confused, angry or aggressive personality. They also cry when they are fussy, hungry or need changing. 

Feb 12, 2021

Tips to Teach Your Teen About Being a Safe Driver



When teenagers obtain their driver's licenses, parents typically feel worried and overwhelmed. They may not want to hand over their keys to their new and inexperienced driver. However, the time comes when they'll have to drive to work, school, and other activities. What safe driving tips and conversations should you have with your teen before they're out on the road without your supervision? Look to these ideas to get you started.

The Basics

Even if a driver's education course has already gone over the basics of safe driving for your teen, it's best to continuously go over them so your teen can understand just how important they are. By following safe driving protocols, your teen will be less likely to be involved in one of the 5.5 million car accidents that occur in the United States each year. These safe driving basics include:

  • Buckling your seatbelt
  • Keeping your eyes on the road at all times
  • Keeping your hands on the wheel
  • Ridding of distractions
  • Being aware of other drivers and pedestrians
  • Driving the speed limit
  • Taking precautions depending on the weather
  • Having all necessary documents and licenses in the car at all times

Distracted Driving

Jan 26, 2021

 

Affirmation Coloring Pages
Introducing our 10 printable affirmation coloring pages to help children foster a healthy mindset. Children are never to young to start learning how to speak highly to themselves and begin training their inner dialogue to become a place of strength and support. Purchase, Download PDF and Print One Or All As Many Times As You Want. (No Commercial License) Fun affordable Valentine's Day Creative Coloring Pages. Coloring is excellent for creativity, it's calming and de-stressing.


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Jan 24, 2021

5 Hands-On Jobs That Provide Beneficial Skills and Experience for Teens

Many teenagers look for part-time jobs to earn some money and gain job experience. However, what many high schoolers don't realize is that they're also gaining important and relevant work experience and exercising crucial social skills. Many part-time jobs that high school students work lend opportunities for social growth and the ability to learn about teamwork, responsibility, and respect. 

Jan 23, 2021

Kids Are Resilient And Have The Ability To Adapt Quickly.


Times are a changing, the thing is they are always changing. We can learn a lot from our kiddos. Kids are resilient, and have the ability to quickly adapt. Why? Because they live in the present moment. 

Watch them play with their toys, interact with a sibling, watch a show. They tune right in. As they get older the conditions and beliefs of life /parents are bestowed upon them. If you see your older kids full of worry, practice demonstrating how to be more present with them. Practice living in the present moment. 

Jan 21, 2021

Interview With Author Peggy Arndt



We are so happy to share with you our most recent author interview with Peggy Arndt. Dive in and be sure to post your comments or any questions you may have. Thanks for stopping by!

Carol And Stacy:
On your blog
MaxyourMind  you share Self-care tips, tools, techniques & neuroscience research for MIND, BODY & SOUL. We love that. It’s right up our alley! How did you get started down the path of neuroscience?

Peggy: I was a psychotherapist in private practice and I would read books and articles to keep up with the current science on therapy.  After reading a book on biology and violence, I realized there was a lot of research on the brain that I had missed. I began avidly reading neuroscience. I used what I learned both with myself and with my clients. 


Carol And Stacy: We see you have a book coming out called, “Neuroscience – Hacking Your Way to Happiness”, Can you share what inspired you to write this book?

Peggy: After my fellow psychotherapist Judy Westerfield and I retired, we decided to write the blog MAXyourMIND to share information on mental and emotional well-being we had used in a combined 60+ years of practice. We also focus on current neuroscience research. 

Jan 11, 2021

Tips For Setting Your Kids Up With Life-Long Health Habits



The key to leading a long, healthy life is to make healthy choices a habit. Starting these habits as early as possible can help to ensure that your kids are able to lead happy, healthy lives. The average American has a life expectancy of 78 years, but that number changes based on income level, region, and some other demographic descriptors. To help your child live a long life, you can help them develop healthy habits as early as possible. The tips below are a few ways you can set your child up for healthy habits they can use for years to come.

Make Healthy Snacks

Although snacking is considered by some to be an unhealthy form of eating, we all do it. Having healthy choices that you and your children can reach for instead of unhealthy ones, you'll help show your child or children that it matters less whether or not you're snacking and more where or not what you're snacking on is good for you. Here are a few healthy snack ideas:

  • Banana ice cream
  • Fruit
  • Ants on a log
  • pita and hummus
  • smoothies

You can also teach your children how to prepare these snacks if they're old enough so they can make them themselves. Otherwise, having them ready to go will also be helpful.

Dec 29, 2020

Brainstorming Post-High School Plans: 6 Community-Based Careers Your Teen Can Consider



As a parent, you want your children to grow up and pursue a career they feel passionate about after they graduate from high school and perhaps college or trade school. Within towns and cities, there are several jobs that offer ample opportunity for community engagement, which may be something your teen desires in a career. Here are some community-based careers your teen can consider as you guide them in figuring out their post-high school graduation plans. 

Dec 19, 2020

Take Back Control - Cell Phone Addiction And Conscious Parenting

 


We want to talk about a topic that is not widely discussed. It's one we feel is very important. So important we can't stay silent about this continuous problem.

Everywhere we look around, people, and parents are staring at their phones. Often we'll see the adults on their phones and their kids bouncing up and down trying very hard to get their parents attention. 

Parenting With The Four Clairs

Parenting With The Four Clairs

Children tend to stay fully awake until around age 7, then conditioning and societal beliefs begin to shut down their natural openness and awareness. You can help your child remain an awake intuitive by encouraging them to share openly with you, without judgement and by encouraging them to tap into their intuition. Children are awake beings coming to live out this life. Oftentimes past life memories are completely shut off so they can focus on this life and sometimes its the opposite, they come in fully awake with the knowledge they left with and are rearing and ready to go. If you are choosing to raise your child in an awakened conscious way its important to know the four clairs.

In our free guide we share what the four clairs are, some guidance and a list of resources for diving in deeper.

Supporting The Inner Light Of The Children
Carol & Stacy 





2021 Intentional Conscious Parenting Wall Calendar

 

365 Days Of Intentional Conscious Parenting. A calendar for parents, grandparents and families on a conscious parenting path. 

Each month features intentional conscious parenting tips from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten. 

These tips are snippets from their blog, Intentional Conscious Parenting and their book, 10 Ways To Parent Consciously; Parenting In The New Paradigm

This parenting calendar is a great reminder each month to support you on your conscious parenting path. The perfect accessory to add to your home, playroom, kitchen, or office. Keep track of your important dates, your kids activities, school and family events. 

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