Stories of Encouragement: The investment will pay off

Today I want to share a few recent stories from my home where I have been able to see the effects of many years of practicing Consciously Parenting. I have been doing this for 13 years. 13 years of investing in learning about how to parent differently, practicing the way I want to respond to my children’s emotions and behaviors,

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Sibling Rivalry Isn’t Just for Toddlers

I wrote this last summer, during my surprise pregnancy. July 2018 My husband and I have two kids: a 10-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. We have always been open to having more children, but between my history of infertility and our feelings of contentment with two, we figured that our family was complete and we were good with that.

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Love Language and Hurt Language

My kids are 3.5 years apart, a boy and a girl, and they are best friends. Since we homeschool, they are together all the time. They each have their own friends and their own activities, but they spend the majority of their time together. They get along really well, but like all siblings, they have plenty of opportunities for repairing hurt

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Tantrums Aren’t Just for Toddlers

When you have little ones, there is a lot of talk about how “it’s just a phase” and “this too shall pass,” whether it’s about picky eating, tantrums, or some other behavior deemed inappropriate in our society. While it is true that many of those behaviors do pass with time, I definitely wasn’t expecting to still witness full toddler-style tantrums

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