7 Sound Tools to Create Sacred Space With Your Child at Bedtime by Barry Goldstein
Pajamies are put on, yawns are in abundance, teeth are brushed and your child is finally ready for bed. Every evening you take your child through this ritual, but are you truly ready to create sacred space with your child at bedtime? Is there a ritual that you go through so that you don’t bring your daily stresses in while you tuck them up or read that beautiful bedtime story? Children are very sensitive to energy…Let them know this time is sacred! Here are some tools to use using sacred sound and visualization that you can create in a few minutes! Give yourself a deep breath in from the bottom of your feet and bring it to the top of your head...
“WALK THE WALK” by Terry Damlos-Mitchell
For the last seven years (and even prior to that) it has been clear to me that the system is suffocating our children and I have openly been critical of many of the aspects of education today. My advice to parents who had children that just plain did not fit into the system was find somewhere else to place your child before their spirit is destroyed by our public school system. Now it is time for me to walk that walk. I have been blessed with four children. The first two made it through their K-12 years fairly easily. Certainly there were some issues, but for the most part they found themselves to be successful in the system. Well, it’s another story for the second two. My last two had tended to miss quite a bit of school and I never forced them to go...
Immunizations & Autism by Suzy Miller
The first child that I ever worked with energetically in 1999 was diagnosed with autism. He told me through written communication that in 1995 children began to get stuck between two worlds. He also taught me a series of steps to help these children get “unstuck.” When I applied those energetic techniques on his behalf, I witnessed him going back in time to the moment before his vaccination at eighteen months. After this energetic exercise, this particular child began to talk and write. That awareness has always stayed with me, and although I do believe because of this experience and many others, that there is a direct correlation between the diagnoses of autism and vaccinations, I would be only telling you half the story if I stopped there…
HOW TO RAISE AN INDIGO CHILD: A Complete Serialization by Dr. Barbara Condron - Beyond Your Own Limits
Hezekiah was three and four years old he liked the stories about a blue bird
and a chipmunk in a magazine we read together. These stories were the kind that
had little pictures among the words. I would read the words and point to the
pictures for him to read. The bluebird’s name was Bonnie, and the chipmunk’s
name was Chester. The first time we read the stories together, I told him that
every time I pointed to the bluebird he could help me read the story by saying
Bonnie, and every time I pointed to the little chipmunk it was Chester. We began
to read and Hezekiah obediently said Bonnie every time I pointed to the bluebird
and Chester every time I pointed to the chipmunk...
MEDITATION FOR KIDS: The Healing Light by Jeannine Proulx
Guided meditations are a wonderful way to calm the minds of these very high maintenance children. It offers them a story form that keeps them interested and aware, while allowing them the freedom to create their own experiences and stories. Come join us as we offer this next generation the opportunity to create their own world and their own lives! To set the scene, find a quiet, comfortable space and time. Bedtime or afternoon nap is ideal. Keep the lighting soft and still, play soft music if you wish and read out loud slowly...
INSPIRED PARENTING: Coaching Your Kids to Get Moving by Dr. Caron B. Goode
no secret that the rate of US childhood obesity is at an all time high. In fact,
the rate of obesity in preschool children, aged two to five, has doubled over
the past thirty years. And the rate is continuing to rise. The Institute of
Medicine recently issued a report that warned by 2010 one in five children will
be classified as obese. While it’s also no secret that physically active
children are less likely to struggle with childhood obesity, parents often struggle
when trying to find ways to get their kids moving. So how can a parent successfully
coach their preschooler to actively engage in physical activity and foster a
family attitude of activeness?...
KIDS… What they Teach Us - How the Sun and Moon Affect our Kids by Tara Paterson
I used to wonder why someone would want to move north, especially when it seemed like most people as they got older wanted to head south; the further the better. It wouldn’t be until many years later and the interesting differences I would observe between my two sons that I would begin to see interesting reflections in my own experiences while uncovering a theory about why our personalities can be so diverse. My two boys couldn’t be more different which at times has been a monumental challenge while trying to explain these differences to Adam. It wasn’t until just recently, I started to notice some interesting facts about the boys that have lead me to a fascinating conclusion I have been able to back up with my own experiences…
Social and Emotional Literacy by Carol Wood
Social and Emotional Literacy is a relatively new concept in the education arena but it is becoming increasingly recognized as being important in supporting the healthy development of our children. But what exactly do we mean by Social and Emotional Literacy? Our belief is that emotional and social literacy go hand in hand. If children learn to be emotionally literate or emotionally intelligent, then they will be able to handle social interactions with others more effectively. An important benefit of teaching social and emotional literacy is that it can greatly help to improve a child’s self-esteem and self-empowerment. Children with these skills tend to feel a lot better about themselves and their ability to respond with confidence to a range of social situations...
NEW KIDS, OLD SOULS: Leaving Duality Behind by Tigris Powers
I spent that early part of my life trying so hard to squeeze into the mold that was created by my parents, siblings, teachers, classmates, friends and society as a whole. I wore clothes that I didn’t like, said things I didn’t mean or believe, and acted in ways that weren’t natural or easy. I did this until I simply became numb to my authentic self. It makes one wonder how my life could have been different, had I been able to rise above the need to be accepted by those around me. I now know that this just wasn’t a possibility, for I didn’t have the foundation of unconditional love that is necessary for the spirit to be free...
Intuitive Parents, Intuitive Kids - Heart Communication: 7 Questions for You and Your Child by Jennifer Crews, M.A.
The essence of purity, compassion, understanding, and acceptance is where I have always felt the most comfortable. This pull to work with children and understand them on a deep level carried me into the profession of speech pathology, flew me twice overseas to volunteer for a medical organization, and landed me in the here and now owning an intuitive practice working with children and families. My heart wanted to sing everyday and it was through the eyes of a child that I found myself having the strongest experience with heart connection. “Why?” I asked myself quite frequently. Can I have this same heart singing feeling within myself in the absence of children?...
The Science of Vibrational Healing by Andrea Candee, MH, MSC
In the history of natural healing, first there were herbs, then came homeopathy and now there are vibrational formulas. All work well when you have knowledge of how to apply them. Vibrational healing is a blending of research in the fields of microbiology and alternative medicine. Using the large body of science on pathogens and their effects on the body, plus the principles of homeopathy, vibrational formulas are a uniquely effective means to completely eliminate diseases...
The Soul of Autism, Chapter 1 - The World Needs Autism Part 2 by William Stillman
There is still a very prevalent stereotype that defines many people
with autism as intellectually inferior, or mentally retarded, and incapable
of contributing, seen as nothing more than “trainable,” possibly
“educable.” The 2006 Newsweek story on transitioning to adulthood
brought this retort from a 42-year-old man with autism: “What happens
when autistics grow up? Why not ask an adult autistic? Nowhere does the article
talk about autistics who are now adults. It seems that not only are we ignored
by organizations which claim to advocate for us, but by the media as well. Perhaps
the author believes we’re all in institutions, or that we have nothing
important to contribute, but the overall effect is that we’re treated
as though we don’t exist.”...