Showing posts with label parenting books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parenting books. Show all posts

Sep 27, 2017

Carol and Stacy from Intentional Conscious Parenting Interview Bonnie Compton, The Author of Mothering with Courage

Here is our latest interview, interviewing Bonnie Compton on The Intentional Conscious Parenting Show.

Bonnie is the author of Mothering with Courage The Mindful Approach to Becoming a Mom Who Listens More, Worries Less, and Loves Deeply. (Perfect for moms and dads and all parents.)

(Youtube is never generous with the thumbnails it provides us to pick from during our interviews. This was a funny moment when Bonnie's phone rang. She always has it off during interviews so this caught her off guard. This is a funny moment showing how human we all are. Enjoy the show!)

Resources mentioned during the interview.
Learn more about Bonnie and where to purchase her book
Mothering with Courage
ScreamFree Marriage: Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer
Screamfree Parenting
Mothering and Daughtering: Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years
Intentional Conscious Parenting Group:

Dec 24, 2012

Thank You Jennifer Laurent For Sharing Our Blog In Your Recent Article

We would like to send out a big thank you to author Jennifer Laurent for featuring Intentional Conscious Parenting in her recent article 12 Conscious Parenting/Living Blogs.

We hope you will venture over to Jennifer's website to see her list of 12 blogs that inspire her. Gluten free cooking, spirituality, organic recipes, conscious parenting, positive living and gratitude are just a few of the topics covered. 

Jennifer is also the author of a new book Excerpts From The Heart Of A Mom

Jul 17, 2012

Book Review ~ The Truly Alive Child For Those Who Seek A Grander Vision For Our Children


Divine intervention appears to have been running through author Simon Paul Harrison's veins as he wrote his book. The Truly Alive Child For Those Who Seek A Grander Vision For Our Children is full of so many simplistic, realistic tools and answers for the world to read. 

"An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life" Author Unknown

It is perfect timing for such a book to be presented to our world at a time when our education system is at its worst.

"I would urge everyone who wishes to share their passions with children to explore or at least entertain the ideas that we each have a soul that is connected to all things. ~ Simon Paul Harrison ~ The Truly Alive Child

You want break downs? He's got them. You want answers? He's got them. From the soul, to parenting, to education, to nature, to love, to changing our reality for all our children's futures. If your looking to be inspired in your journey of child rearing this is definitely a must read!

"For example, if we want children to grow up experiencing deep peace, it really does not work to continually subject them to images of violence. I am simply making an observation of the outcomes that arise from certain choices and actions." ~ Simon Paul Harrison

Review By: Stacy Toten and Carol Lawrence

Win your very own copy of The Truly Alive Child! How? Sign up for our newsletter (sign up on the right side of page) Sign up for The Intentional Conscious Parenting newsletter and receive 10 Tips For Parenting Consciously for free. The winner of The Truly Alive Child will be picked using on July 31st. 

Jan 3, 2012

Introducing Loren Buckner, LCSW

Introducing Loren Buckner, LCSW
Loren began her career as a substance abuse counselor in Waitsfield, Vermont. In 1980, she and her husband moved to Barcelona, Spain, where they taught English for two years. From Spain, they moved to Tampa, Florida, where Loren worked in community mental health for many years. She is currently in private practice as a psychotherapist. Loren has spoken to parents locally, nationally, and internationally about the emotional challenges of raising children. Her book ParentWise offers parents professional counsel in the privacy of their own homes and is a valuable resource for parents to return to again and again.

Join Carol & Stacy for a live chat with Loren Buckner January 10th in their BlogFrog Parenting Community.
9 PM Eastern ~ 8 Central ~ 7 Mountain ~ 6 Pacific

~ Prizes ~

Did you miss Loren's guest articles on ICP? No problem, here they are.

Here's more praise for ParentWise: The Emotional Challenges Of Family Life And How To Deal With Them
Debra Blackburn, Step-parent. "Even if you're not a parent, you'll appreciate all you discover between the pages of this book. If you want to better understand yourself and your relationships with others, read this book!"
Cara MacMillan, Ecologist and Expectant Mother. "I love it already! I think that it is important for me to read this book, as I identify with the "conscientious parent" to-be, who also avoids some negative feelings."
Jeannie Cucher, Ph.D. Student and Mother. "It gave me hope, confirmed some of my beliefs, made me wonder about some others. I felt myself breathing in her definition of unconditional love, and wanting to retain her formulation in my mind."

Apr 2, 2011

Papa's Tribal Cafe': A Single Parent's Guide To Nurturing Rainbow Warriors

Papa's Tribal Cafe' is a very timely published manual for our ever evolving world. 

Odysseus shares his spiritual journey raising his son as a single parent. 
He profoundly provides parents the tools to raise and nurture their rainbow warriors.

Odysseus shares empowering techniques and in depth wisdom on how to instill within the children a deep connection to our planet, each other, the purpose and importance of growing nutritious food, ideas on teaching the expansion of self through dreams, dance, exercise, journaling, artwork and most importantly learning the importance of being able to trust the process of life.

Powerful quotes & words of wisdom permeate throughout Papa's Tribal Cafe'

If your parenting goals include teaching your children about:
  • Honesty, honor and truth
  • Learning how to trust an inner knowing that help is always on the way
  • The power of our breath
  • The future of our food, GMO's and how to take back control of our food supply
  • Helping your child balance their energy so that they are healthy, flexible, receptive and focused
Then this is the parenting book for you!
Papa's Tribal Cafe': A Single Parent's Guide To Nurturing Rainbow Warriors is a must read for everyone raising children in these ever changing, turbulent, magnificent times!

Odysseus's personal dolphin encounter will shower your soul with gratitude!

Join us for our live author chat online with Odysseus April 21st 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific

If you have any questions about our blog, our blogfrog community, our live chats,
send us an email.

Thanks for reading our blog and supporting the inner light of the children.

Sponsors and Prizes:
Blessed Elements Going Going Green ~ Handcrafted Green Man Necklace
Hay House No Excuses! Children's Picture Book By Wayne Dyer
Two copies of Papa's Tribal Cafe' By Odysseus

Feb 9, 2011

Interview With Annie Burnside M.ED Author Of Soul To Soul Parenting.

We recently had the privilege of interviewing Annie Burnside, M.ED author of Soul To Soul Parenting. Enjoy!

1. What is the title of your book? Tell us a bit about it.
Soul to Soul Parenting: A Guide to Raising a Spiritually Conscious Family provides a framework for parents who desire to infuse greater spiritual awareness into everyday life within their own family. It offers 22 methods and 15 universal, life-affirming themes to get started, including many tools—such as books, music, movies, and activities.

2. Tell us a little about your background.  
Always a reflective child, I grew up in Norfolk, Virginia, but have lived in the Chicago-area for the past eighteen years. I graduated from DePauw University in Indiana and received my Masters in Education from DePaul University. I am a former elementary school teacher who took ten years off to raise my three children, now ages 14, 12 and 10. I re-entered the workforce as a professional soul nurturer—one who helps others awaken to their own truth in all aspects of life by providing the tools and encouragement to look more closely at their inner world.

3. You call yourself a soul nurturer; can you explain that title? 
Officially, I have been a soul nurturer for over five years. I created it as a career as soul nurturing has always been the most natural aspect of who I am. A soul nurturer helps others awaken to their own truth in all aspects of life by providing the tools and encouragement to look more closely at their inner world. She assists others in viewing their life from an expanded perspective by helping them to remember their divine, creative, intuitive, eternal nature and how to integrate this knowing into their life choices. A soul nurturer's primary role is to inspire others to listen to the voice of their own soul so that direct divine connection can become fully accessible within daily reality.

4. Is this your first book? Yes!

5. What led you to write Soul to Soul Parenting? 
Spiritual development/personal growth has been my greatest passion since I was nineteen. As it has brought such joy , purpose, gratitude and liberation to be truly comfortable within my own skin, I desired to take my children with me on the journey. I began to break down my spiritual insights and teachings into digestible bites for my own children, and conscious parenting became the most important aspect of what we offered them. Other parents noticed and started asking for guidance so I began speaking on the topic locally. Soon it became apparent that there was a book inside of me ready to emerge.

6. What was the most challenging part of writing the book?  
The most challenging part of the entire process was finding an agent and then the publisher. Through referrals I found an agent, and he found my publisher. It took several months for both. I trusted the process and through many rejections and rewrites uncovered much about myself that I will always cherish. The whole process has been very empowering.

7.  For you Annie, what is the difference between soul to soul parenting and traditional parenting?
I feel that soul to soul parenting seeks to move beyond simply the physical realm to understand the child from an energetic (soul) perspective, too. The current human suit is viewed as only one aspect of the child’s totality as an eternal, infinite spiritual being on one leg of his/her journey. From this widened vantage point, everything is different—there is a core belief that there is so much more to the child and all of life than what meets the eye, and the parent becomes willing to allow  that larger perspective in regards to life choices, priorities, thoughts, words and deeds. In other words, in soul to soul relationships, one feels for the underlying texture of all that occurs rather than simply the rational, socially acceptable aspect of it.

8. Why do you think conscious or soul to soul parenting is on the rise now? 
I think conscious parenting is on the rise because more and more parents themselves are becoming self-aware and honoring their authenticity. Due to the joy, freedom and empowerment derived from such interior knowing, parents desire, above all else for their children, self-realization and comfortability within their own skin. There is a growing belief in the world today that enlightenment is very possible for all who deeply desire it. Many parents are seeing that the family unit offers a magnificent opportunity for personal growth in both the parent and the child, simultaneously. We are wonderfully clear mirrors for one another, and parents are beginning to utilize family relationships as the gift that they truly are as we   move into wholeness. Parents desire a safe place for children to work through challenges and release negative emotions as they occur rather than stuff down, deny or save for later creating a tremendous amount of unnecessary baggage and psychic debris. Instead there is a growing shift to help children live true as soon as possible so that children can get on with what they came here to offer the world in their own special way. Essentially, as parents become more conscious, they cannot help but desire that for their children. The grandest hope for their children is not that they fill their lives with endless accomplishments that require a total focus on doing, but rather that they come to know themselves experientially as a unique part of the divine whole through an increasing number of moments of pure being—illumination.

9. What are you reading right now
I am reading The Soul’s Journey: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born by Robert Schwartz, a fantastic book about the soul agenda 
of which we are often not consciously aware of until we choose to dig a little deeper through self-exploration and inner work. This book, like so many others in the metaphysical field, dramatically shifts the way we perceive ourselves, our children, and the world at large opening us to new possibilities. I have been reading parts of it aloud excitedly to my family, and my fourteen year-old daughter will 
be reading it next.

Thank you Annie for sharing an insight into who you are and your inspirational new book with us!

Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten

~ Prizes! ~