Jul 21, 2021

Free Flowing Child

Free Flowing Child
~By Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten

(Originally posted on Intentional Conscious Parenting on July 8th, 2010)

All children are spiritual beings that have come to have a human experience. We know each parent wants to have their belief system instilled in their children. We just ask you to allow and not shut off other avenues of exploration for them. Inspired children can think outside of themselves.

What works for you now may not work for your children twenty years from now. No one knows what will be needed in our future. That's why living in the moment is so valuable!

When you are raising a free-flowing child you are brick by brick building their foundation. A foundation is his or her rock! It is what they will rely on, stand on, go to, hold onto whenever it is needed.

Remember your free-flowing child that you are raising will carry their foundation into their adulthood and then begin building their own foundation with their own bricks. You are raising an adult. It is very important to never forget this fact.

These are tools to help form and mold your child's foundation.

Jul 15, 2021

How to Help Your Teen Prepare for College Life

The topic of what one wants to be when one grows up is becoming more pressing in many teens' lives, and many teenagers respond by ignoring it or becoming agitated about future plans like college. What are some ways that you as a parent can help your teen prepare for college life? A teen-friendly approach is the greatest place to start. Here are some pointers for parents like yourself who'd like to help.

Talk About Their Career Options and Interests

Jul 12, 2021

Driving Tips to Help Keep Your Family Safe

Driving makes getting from place to place a lot easier. Sadly, though as much as driving is convenient, the world of driving has its own challenges. Let's look at safety on the road and some of the precautions you can take in order to minimize potential harm to your family members.

Follow All Traffic Laws

Jun 28, 2021

Safe Delivery: Advice for Mothers-To-Be About the Big Day

Planning a hospital Baby Delivery
On delivery day, the last thing you want to be worried about is logistics! This quick guide will lay out some essential tips for expecting mothers and help prepare them for a safe and healthy delivery at a hospital. 

What Should You Plan Beforehand?

Pre-register at the Hospital 

To help rid yourself of anxiety and stress, you should pre-register at the hospital you plan to attend. Additionally, you should inform the hospital staff of your labor and delivery preferences. If all the information is known beforehand, then you don’t have to worry about miscommunication and other possible misunderstandings on behalf of the hospital staff.

Jun 23, 2021

How to Help Your Teenager Manage Their Anxiety Amid a Divorce

Divorce is difficult for all members of the family. Not only do the adults seeking marriage dissolution have to cope with the reality of permanent separation, but the kids of the family must also adjust to the changes. Teens are especially sensitive to the effects of divorce, which is why parents must take more time to ensure their adolescents are coping well. Here are a few tips for helping teens manage their anxiety amid a divorce. 

Jun 8, 2021

5 Benefits To Bringing More Calm Back Into Your Life Using Guided Meditations

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Burnt Out? A Little Stressed? 

One thing we've learned over the years is if we don't manage our stress it begins to take a toll, especially physically.

We try to do our best to eat healthy, incorporate movement, positive thinking/affirmations, and meditations. 
No matter if you are a beginner or a pro, meditating can bring calm back into your life. 
5 Benefits To Bringing More Calm Back Into Your Life Using Guided Meditations
1. Stressed Out And Impatient? - Being under stress can cause a short temperament and lack of understanding. Regaining inner peace can help with having more compassion with your kids, significant other and family members. 

How to Give Your Teen the Best Smile

When it comes to caring for your teen's teeth, you want to ensure that they have the best smile possible. Thankfully, there are quite a few ways to do this. If you're looking for tips on how to care for your teen's smile, here are five things to keep in mind.

1. Research a Good Dentist in Your Area

May 25, 2021

How to Help Your Teen Pick Out Their First Vehicle

Your teen has worked to earn their driver's license. Now comes the moment they have been waiting for and the time you may dread: picking out their first vehicle. It may be scary to think of your child hitting the road without you in the passenger's seat. You can, however, make the most of this exciting time in your teen's life by helping them pick out their first vehicle. 

May 5, 2021

Your Energy Can Impact Your Child's Behavior

🦋 Energy Check! Where are you at this moment? How do you feel inside? What kind of energy are you projecting?

Reminder parents,

Children, especially little ones are learning all about emotions and how to express themselves. They are also highly Intuned to the energy surrounding them.

They can pick up and channel an adults energy in seconds.

May 4, 2021

How Can You Help Your Teenager Develop More Confidence?

The truth is that children and teens learn by watching and hearing what we say and do. When we model confidence and high self-esteem, we teach them. When we model good work ethics and acceptance of others, we show teens how they should behave and help them develop confidence.

Apr 24, 2021

Being A Great Grandmother Doesn't Require Perfection


As a granddaughter I have fond memories of my grandmother. 

Snuggling up on the coach, laying back in her lap and cooking in the kitchen. 

I never gave one thought about her shape or size. 

She was perfect in my eyes. 

Warm, soft and comfy. 

As a grandmother I often remind myself my granddaughters don’t care what size and shape I am. 

What they care about is how they feel when they are with me. 

They are seen, heard, smothered in love and always know grandma provides a safe space.

~ Carol Lawrence

Best Selling Author, Books/Card Decks/Courses for #consciousliving Also @carolclawrence on Twitter & Instagram!



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Apr 22, 2021

Conscious Parenting - Limiting Phone Distractions And Staying Present With Your Child

cell phone addiction

We are surrounded by distractions but nothing beats the distractions from our cell phones & electronics. 

When you are with your child engaging in a conversation be sure to practice being fully present. 

Listen, really listen. 

Put your distractions away. 

Make eye contact and give your child your full and present attention. 

This enhances communication, demonstrates a very important skill for them to learn and enhances trust. 

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We truly are here to support The Inner Light Of The Children.

Namaste, Carol and Stacy