Podcast Episode #42 – Raising Boys Q&A: Wiping, Connection, & Respect

Raising Boys I’m excited to welcome Nathan McTague back as we discuss some questions that listeners sent in. We heard from many of you that you enjoyed our discussion about raising emotionally-healthy boys, and we hope you enjoy the Q&A as well. We’ll be spending the next three episodes on listener questions. In this episode, we start with early life

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Podcast Episode #6 – Creating a Village

Continuum Concept and Community Finding and creating community where you are means that you need to find other people who hold some similar values. I remember wanting to find others who answered all the questions the same way I did- vaccination, circumcision, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, extended breastfeeding, healthy whole foods, working outside the home, etc. But the reality was that

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Podcast Episode #3 – What is Your Family’s Culture?

Connecting Through Reading, Storytelling, and Singing Reading has always been something that I’ve loved to share with my kids. We’ve explored so many worlds together and have created the shared vocabulary from reading these books together. We enjoy books like Harry Potter and Septimus Heap where there is a whole world fantasy world being created through words. And I have

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Podcast Episode #2 – Chocolate, Not Medicine

Connecting Through Reading, Storytelling, and Singing Guess what?! It’s time for our second podcast and our second in a series with Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting and founder of The Book Fairy Pantry Project. We hope you enjoyed our first conversation about connecting through reading, storytelling, and singing. Today you’ll have access to Part 2 where we talk about what

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Podcast Episode #1 – The Oasis of Literacy

Connecting Through Reading, Storytelling, and Singing It’s today! We’re launching The Consciously Parenting Project’s new podcast! We couldn’t be more excited to start off with one of our favorite parenting authors, Pam Leo. We really enjoyed this conversation about connecting through reading, storytelling, and singing and we hope you will, too. I love having deep and meaningful conversations with people

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Handling Anger with Respect for All

The anger was rising in the room. Everyone could feel it. His face was red, fists and teeth clenched. Breathing was heavy. Maybe you’ve experienced something similar. Perhaps it was your partner or your child that was upset. I was becoming aware of the lump in my own throat. The pressure in my chest was moving up into my throat

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5 Simple Ways to Nurture Relationships

Lately, I’ve been really reflecting about what families can do to create more nurturing experiences. With my recent experiences with the work of Hedy Schleifer and Crossing the Bridge, I have some ideas that might help you start thinking about the simple things you can do to create more love, connection, and nurturing in your family. Hint: It doesn’t have to take a

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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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