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10 Affirmations for Mindful Parenting

Here are 10 affirmations to be in the present moment when parenting.

7 Strategies for Child-Friendly Celebrations

By Cindy MatchettMy young son and the many children I have spent time with over the years have all taught me a lot about celebrating. From them, I have learned that children love t…

And He Never Looked Back

As a baby, Matthew fell headfirst from our second story, crashed his skull through his brain and suffered a devastating traumatic brain injury. And while he became a “miracle child…

Another Reason to Stamp Out Bullying

Bullied children go on to have greater risk of substance abuse a few years later.

Are Children Like Werewolves?

The effect of the full moon on sleep patterns.

Big Life Decision? How to Determine What You Actually Want

So you think you know what you want: But are you sure? When I was much younger and pondering having children as a life’s path, my girlfriend who had children said, “You should…

Ceremony: How to Honor the Elders in Your Family

A mainstay of many ancient cultures is respect for the elders—those who have preceded us in life and whose wisdom gives guidance and comfort. But our modern culture only rare…

Channel Your Inner Child: How to Live with More Joy, Passion, and Love

A few years ago I became an adopted grandma and had a five year old living in my house for awhile. I have to admit that seeing the world through the eyes of a five year old is an e…

Creating Baby Centric Rituals

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Film Review: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran’s The ProphetDirected by Roger AllersGKIDSThere are few things in life more glorious than the sound of Liam Neeson reading lines from the great poet Gibran’s The Prop…

Film Review: Landfill Harmonic

Landfill HarmonicGraham Townsley and Brad AllgoodMeetai FilmsThe Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a group of young Paraguayan musicians who play instruments created out of items foun…

Food for Thought: We Throw Out Nearly 40% of Our Food in the U.S.

Every Friday afternoon, thousands of elementary school students across the country take home a backpack filled with food provided by organizations like Feeding America. Without it,…

God is Everywhere

I grew up in a suburban neighborhood in Sacramento, California. I was always fascinated to go next door to our neighbor's, an older couple, who had the exact same house as us, but …

How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

Do the aftereffects of traumatic events we suffered as children follow us into adulthood in a physical way? Research about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) proves that enormous…

Little Free Library

I spent the last three days with my friend and teacher, Andrew Harvey, at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville. He was our guest speaker for Wisdom House's annual Mystic Heart Retr…

Magical, Not Mundane: Daily Rituals and Children

By Dana M. ZipkinAs a mom to three children under the age of six, I’ve grown to appreciate those daily rituals that seem so ordinary: preparing breakfast, going to the park after s…

Parenting As Sacred Activism

A conversation with a friend and fellow activist inspired me to offer some special love and appreciation to all of you parents out there this week. My friend, a longtime mover and …

Playing Outside Nurtures Spirituality in Children

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." —Kahlil Gibran Do you remember—when you would spend time in natu…

Prayers for Our Children

A soon to be mother asked me what prayers she could do for the child in her womb. It brought me back to my days as a pregnant lady.  There was a sensation of something incredi…

Rabbi Rami Shapiro: “How Can I Be Detached About My Children?”

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Should Public Schools Teach Religion to Kids?

Reader question: My kids are in a public elementary school that teaches them about religion. I’m concerned about this. What if anything should public schools teach our children abo…

Stop Praising Kids for Being Smart

(It does them a huge disservice)

Teaching a Boy to Meditate Underwater

Relax, and bring your attention to your breath. If you are like many, this is a natural call to meditation and peace. But for others — especially young men — the call to meditation…

The Art of Being Your Child’s First Teacher

Encourage your child to have a growth mindset.

The Commons: Stepping into My Brother’s Shoes

Field notes on the making of a hero

The Gift of Mistakes

Yes, it is true, we make mistakes. I have made plenty and as my husband often reminds me—it’s alright! In fact, he says I'll probably and we'll probably keep making mistakes. It is…

The Heart of Money: Wrestling with a Question of Inheritance

Let your values influence how your spend your money

The Nature Principle

The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorderby Richard LouvThe release of Richard Louv’s previous book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Childr…

Wayne Wile: Art appreciation betters society

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What I Want for My Grandchildren

I received an interesting questionnaire while I was away in India. I’m sharing my responses with you here as an invitation for you to share your own with us as well. The questionna…

What to Tell Your Kids about Intuition, Intention, and Psychic Abilities

As a research scientist and former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, has studied intuition, intention, and the possibility of psychic a…

Yoginos

Yoga for YouthElizabeth Reese, Ph.D.This trilingual (English, Spanish, and Sanskrit) interdisciplinary yoga-for-kids program combines music, games, original art, and stories with y…

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