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Is It Time for a Parent-Teacher Conference About Your Parenting Style?

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If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a Conscious Parent eager to raise your kids using effective communication and reflective listening. Perhaps you’ve even joined us for the Parenting Reset and are practicing the principles of the Guidance Approach to Parenting at home.  But what happens when your child steps outside their protected family bubble? […]


My Son Gets Anxious When We’re Apart

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Hello, Conscious Parent! Welcome to “Dear Katherine,” a Q&A with real-life parents/caregivers. If you’d like to submit a question of your own, email me at Dear Katherine, My son is very nervous whenever we’re apart. When he’s at school, he wants me to be working from home so he knows that I’m there. Even if […]

Help Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Anxiety

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Anxiety is normal during big transitions, but we can’t let our fears keep us from moving forward. As the world continues to change, here are some tips to help you and your family overcome the challenges ahead. 5 Tips for Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety: 1. Talk about it.Worries and fears always seem bigger and scarier […]


5 Tips You Can Use To Implement Guidance Discipline

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There’s an essential distinction between discipline and guidance – parents must know the difference. For starters, when people use the word “discipline,” everyone understands that to mean authoritarian discipline. It doesn’t occur to anyone that there is another way. Discipline is ultimately giving in to authority and guidance is helping the child to find their own […]

How Attachment Parenting Works With Teens

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Moms and dads usually experience Attachment Parenting when their kids are babies. Then, the principles of Attachment Parenting seem easier. You were confident that you weren’t going to get pushed away if you held your child. And there was no such thing as too much love. Natural birth, breastfeeding, and co-sleeping are ways to nurture […]


7 Ways you can help stop boredom for your kids at home

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“I’m bored.” The words every parent recognizes — and likely dreads. Our children are continually learning, socialising, and most have a busier calendar of birthday parties and playdates than we do. But, during the summer or less busy times, children often quickly find themselves looking for things to do. From teens to tweens to little […]

Are You Listening to Your Child’s Side of the Story?

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Stop me if this scenario sounds familiar:  You’re minding your own business when suddenly the phone rings.  The person on the other end of the line—perhaps a teacher or a camp counselor—has called to inform you that your child is acting out.  Your face flushes with shame and humiliation and embarrassment. You assume their account […]


How can I encourage reading in my home?

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Hello, Conscious Parent! Welcome to “Dear Katherine,” a Q&A with real-life parents/caregivers. If you’d like to submit a question of your own, email me at Dear Katherine, I have two rambunctious boys, aged 7 and 9, who love the outdoors and staying active. They spend hours each day biking or playing basketball. The pandemic hasn’t […]

Is Your Teen Rebelling, Resisting, and Retaliating?

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Is your teenager’s defiant behavior ruling your family life? The teenage years are challenging, leaving many parents and caregivers at a loss. But in fact, there’s a perfectly legitimate explanation for their behavior. During adolescence, humans begin developing their prefrontal cortex—the part of the brain responsible for making judgments, weighing pros and cons, and managing […]


Practical Advice for Any Parenting Challenge

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Parenting is a constant learning curve. Just when you’ve finally resolved one issue, your kids grow up! And another challenge arises. No matter where you are in your parenting journey, we’re here to support you. To make things easy, we curated some of our most popular blog posts to help you through any difficult situation.  […]