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  • Compassion Meditation For Kids

    Compassion Meditation For Kids

    Research indicates that compassionate children become caring and optimistic adults. Many people think that compassion is a natural trait, but it can be cultivated through formal meditation techniques, as well as selfless service and other spiritual and civic activities. In my adult meditation groups, I teach the formal Buddhist practice called Metta Meditation, also known […]

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  • Mindful

    Mindful Family, Happy Family

    Take a moment and imagine what it would be like if everyone in your household was more patient, kind, calm and respectful. Trips to the doctor’s office become more infrequent, grades improve, and dinner time is a pleasant and happy affair. Overall, there is a sense of well-being and joy. Sound far-fetched? Bliss is not […]

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  • Relaxation

    Stress Management For Busy Families

    Stress management is not a luxury. From parenting to work-stress to paying bills on time, there are many things that can trigger the stress reaction known as the fight-or-flight response. If you do not keep your stress in check, you may wind up with any number of stress-related complications, including migraines, anxiety, diabetes and hypertension. […]

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  • 8 Tips To Help Your Child Cope With Grief

    8 Tips To Help Your Child Cope With Grief

    Grief is a natural reaction to loss, and unfortunately children are not immune. While we wish we could inoculate them against pain, the reality is the only way out is through. As a parent, there are many things you can do to help your child cope during difficult times. 1. Listen With Compassion: The most […]

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  • 8 Tips for Bereaved Parents

    8 Tips for Bereaved Parents

    When a family member dies, everyone in your home will experience the pain of loss. How you react will certainly affect your child, but this does not mean you need to hide your feelings. In fact, that will create a rift between you and your child at a time when you need each other the […]

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  • Outdoor Play

    Getting Out in Nature

    As a Mom of two school-aged girls it is a constant challenge to carve out the time to get them outside to play, but we try to make it a daily priority. Winter in our part of the country makes it even more challenging. When the real temperature is well below zero it’s tempting to […]

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  • The Truth And Nothing But The Truth About Successful Parents

    The Truth And Nothing But The Truth About Successful Parents

    What if I told you much of what you hear about parenting is not true? What if I told you the color of one’s skin, race, creed or national origin has no predictive value on their potential to be a good parent? What if I told you that neither gender, class, nor socio-economic status guarantee […]

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  • What Computers And Parenting Have In Common

    What Computers And Parenting Have In Common

    A couple of months ago, I was in Silicon Valley. During my travels, I toured the Computer History Museum. If you or your child are fans of computers and technology, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California is a must see. Even if you only have a remote interest in computers and technology, the […]

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  • Give The Gift that Is Free and Priceless

    Give The Gift That Is Free And Priceless

    Have you ever wanted to do something for your child that is memorable? Do you find it hard to give your child that special gift that every other child doesn’t already have? Would you like to provide your child with a meaningful gift that can last an eternity? Hold on tight because I am going […]

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  • Great Children Do Not Happen By Accident

    Great Children Do Not Happen By Accident

    In the US, nearly 11,000 babies are born each day. In nearly every case, the parents of that newborn have great expectations for their child. Almost universally, parents dream that their bouncing bundle of joy will someday become a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, a teacher, an athlete, or even President. Yet, despite the incredible hopes […]

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