Showing posts with label education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label education. Show all posts

Oct 13, 2014

9 Tips For Enhancing the Educational Experience of Your Child

Tips for Enhancing the Educational Experience of Your Child 

    • Ask your child to identify three goals for the school year (Academic, Health, Financial).
    • Sign up for a long term volunteer opportunity in their area of interest.
    • Make sure your child’s learning happens outside of the school walls as well as inside (libraries, museums, clubs, etc.).
    • If they have expressed interest in a particular career or field, provide them with exposure to the career or field as a reminder of the bigger picture and provide a mentor/support individual from the field.  Sometimes this also serves as a “reality check” in terms of career requirements and commitment.
    • Take advantage of free academically supportive websites such as Khan Academy, The College Board

Nov 19, 2010

Are You Parenting From The Past?

Are you willing to take a hard look at your parenting skills and the way you discipline your child?

Have you ever thought about where your parenting beliefs come from? The ways we discipline our children have been passed down from grandparents to parents and then to us. Some parenting practices go back several generations. Societal beliefs also shape each decade.

How do you feel about the way you were disciplined as a child?
Have you ever explored these feelings? There is much value in this exploration. 
Are you parenting from the past?

A Successful tool we have used was to grab a piece of paper and pen. Draw a line down the middle of the paper. On top of the page write mom/dad. Write pros' on one side and con's on the other. Now start listing what you liked and didn't like. This is where the intentional Conscious Parenting begins. 

(This is an example, no references to anyone in particular)

By the choices that you make you help shape your child's well being. Choose wisely someday they may quite possible be passing on these beliefs onto your grandchildren. 

Here is a good time to break any chains that need to be broken. It does not matter if you have a baby on the way or if your child is 10 or seventeen. It's never to late to change.

Written by: Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten

Since no other journey is able to evoke more emotional reactivity in us than parenting, to be a parent invites us to treat the reactions our children trigger in us as opportunities for spiritual growth. ~ Shefali Tsabary, PhD

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Happy Child

Jun 10, 2010

The Frequency Of Bees

The Frequency of Bees

I recently watched a really interesting show about bees called "The last beekeeper" on Planet Green. It's a show about the massive decline of bees happening all over the world right now. In 1950 there were 500,000 beekeepers. In 2006 there were only 1,600. That is shocking! 100's of vegetables and fruits are reliant on bees for pollination. That's our food supply. Without bees many flowering plants fail to set seed and without flowering plants there is no food for bees, which in turn means no fresh food for us! According to Landcare Research bees are responsible for our every fourth bite of food. WOW!

I've always had a fondness for bees. As a child I had many allergies and had an allergy scratch test done.
I was told that I was very allergic to bees. Living in Montana there used to bees everywhere. I didn't really think much of the warning from the allergy doctors. About six years ago I was walking around the neighborhood and a bee flew into me and I ended up getting stung. It hurt but I was ok. I've never had a deep fear of bees or insects.

A few years ago I was working out in the backyard gardening when I went into my shed to get supplies.
I had been alone and off in thought for most of the afternoon and was in a very calm state of mind. When I walked into my shed I was caught off guard by the sounds that I was hearing. It sounded like a party was going on and they're where various words being said. As I stood there listening I began to hear a hum and I realized bees had made a hive in my shed. I was completely in awe of the communication happening between the bees. They were talking (communicating) on a level we are not normally tuned into. They communicate on a different frequency. For whatever reason that day I unexpectedly tuned into their frequency. I now have an even deeper respect for the bees and the role they play on our planet. I will never forget that day. I'm sure other people have tuned into the bees and I'm hoping they will come and share their experiences. I have bushes planted along the sides of my yard that produce little yellow flowers every spring that attract bees of all sizes. One kind in particular is very large. They are so busy collecting pollen you can even gently touch them and feel how soft they are. It really is quite amazing to pet a bee!

Learn More About Natures Secret Messages.

What's killing the bees?
  • Pesticides, Diseases, Herbicides and Insecticides
  • There is a huge debate that Genetically Modified crops are greatly effecting bee pollination.
  • The varroa mite
Ways you can help:
  •  Eat honey from your local beekeepers, this helps to build immunities against allergies from local pollen and supports your local beekeepers.
  • Plant a backyard bee-friendly garden. Plant native plants too. Local bees are more drawn to native plants.
  •  Provide a small container of water for the bees in your garden space.
  •  Avoid pesticides in your yard, it's better for you, your family, your pets and the environment. 
  •  If pest control is necessary try using beneficial insects in your garden. (Bugs that will eat your unwanted bugs.)
  • Sponsor a bee hive
  • Teach your children where honey really comes from. Plant your bee friendly garden together.
Resources for teaching children about the importance of bees.
This site plays a cute honey bee song for little kids.
Printable bee coloring pages.
Video about the life cycle of bees.

Excellent web sources for learning about bees and how you can help.
The Last Beekeeper Documentary On Planet Green
Help Save The Bees
Plant A Bee Friendly Garden
Sponsor A Hive
Learn About Bee Research Funding
The Waggle Dance Of The Bees
Search For Local Honey In Your Area
PBS Educational Video On The Decline Of The Bees
Resources For Teaching Children About Bees-One World Poster
Birds And The Bees Key To Food Future

Written by: Carol Lawrence

What ideas are you pollinating in your life?
The meaning of bees in your dreams.

Jun 9, 2010

The Quickening

Hello everyone, I wanted to share with you a series of videos that are based on the transition of the planet and the human race at this time. Some refer to this as "The Quickening." The first of five videos is called "The Call". Watch this video and tell me what do you think? I would love to hear your opinion about this before I voice any of mine. Please feel free to share. What ever we want to call it I think we can all agree there's alot of changes going on globally, individually and all around us. All we have to do is open our eyes and our mind to be apart of it. I hope you enjoy the video. (The best way to watch the video is to click on it, turn the HD option off, push play and then pause to allow it to fully load. Once it's fully loaded push play then you'll be able to watch the whole video without interuption)

"The Call" from keith wyatt on Vimeo.

To watch all five videos and learn about the movement behind them go to:
Sharing love and light with you and the planet at this time!

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Written by: Carol Lawrence

The one factor that has been unknown by most humans, that is understood by the beasts, is that Well-being truly does abound, and that you are blessed beings who live in an atmosphere of grace, and that unless you are doing something to pinch off the Well-being, it will be yours. Look for the evidence of the Well-being, and be an advocate for Well-being rather than an advocate for getting rid of what does not feel like Well-being, then little by little, by little, your own personal experience begins to take shape in a way that is more satisfying to you.

--- Abraham
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Jun 4, 2010

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May 13, 2010

Experience Your Good Now!

I'm so excited to share with you Louise Hay's new book.
"Experience Your Good Now".
Louise L. Hay is hands down one most favorite authors. She has taught me and Stacy both the power of our thoughts and how they affect our bodies.
For many years we have referred to her book "You can heal your life".
She is an amazing woman who followed her intuition and will leave an incredible legacy. She has simplified the tools for you to use to work on your subconscious and conscious mind to change your life.

Take the tools you learn from Louise's inspiring new book and teach them to your children now while they are younger and soaking up every little thing you say and do. They truely are learning their core beliefs from you and whomever they are surrounded by. You can also use these tools to help yourself and others that may come to you for help in changing their lives.

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In this delightful book, Louise L. Hay discusses the power and importance of affirmations and shows you how to apply them right now!

Louise explains that when you state an affirmation, you're really saying to your subconscious mind: "I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to change."

Within these pages, Louise discusses specific topics and concerns (health, fearful emotions, addictions, prosperity issues, love and intimacy, and more) and presents exercises that show you how to make beneficial changes to virtually every area of your life.

On the enclosed CD, Louise offers you helpful information about affirmations that you can also use to your benefit. She recommends that you listen to the CD at any time of the day or night—whenever you'd like positive thoughts and ideas to permeate your consciousness and fill you with hope and joy.

Louise L. Hay, the author of the international bestseller You Can Heal Your Life, is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher with more than 40 million books sold worldwide. For more than 25 years, Louise has helped people throughout the world discover and implement the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing. Louise is the founder and chairman of Hay House, Inc., which disseminates books, CDs, DVDs, and other products that contribute to the healing of the planet.

Experience Your Good Now! By Louise Hay

Namaste, Carol Lawrence