Archive for the ‘Conscious Parenting’ Category

6 things your kids secretly want you to know

October 6th, 2014Posted by ishineadmin

By nature, we all want to do our best. And when we become parents, that desire to our best, especially to do right by our kids multiplies. Now it’s not just you; there is another precious human being relying on you for their every need. Talk about pressure! But what I have often found is […]

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Registration Now Open for this FREE Live Teleseminar: “4 Keys to Creating Confidence, Persistence, and Passion in Your Child”

September 30th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

How often do you hear your child say “I’m so stupid!” when she gets something wrong? How often does your child resist trying new things or even flat out refuse out of fear that he’ll fail (even though deep down he really wants to do it)? How often does your child’s fear of making mistakes […]

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This gives a new meaning to “The hills are alive…”

September 15th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope Over the last 2 weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the deep messages I received while on a recent family trip to the Rocky Mountains. The first 2 lessons I shared came from my young mountain guides who facilitated some of our activities. Today, I’d like to share the final lesson I […]

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What the 20-year old hippie rafting guide taught me about life (Hint: it has to do with boulders)

September 9th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope   (Note: This is Part 2 in  series of posts about the lessons I learned from some 20-something mountain men about life). In my post last week, I talked about my incredible family trip to Colorado this summer  – a trip that became a spiritual journey in many ways.  I thought I […]

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3 life lessons I learned from some 20-year old mountain guys – Part 1

September 2nd, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

Happy Labor Day to my friends in the US! I hope you are enjoying a day of rest and relaxation. I just returned last week from an incredible family trip to Colorado. It was an opportunity to give a final nod to the laid back days of summer and some quality family time before the busy […]

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Are you too busy to be happy?

August 1st, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

I recently asked a group of busy moms what their biggest challenge was with regard to doing the things they enjoy in life. Nearly unanimously, time was cited as the biggest hindrance. Yes, the age-old “I’m too busy to do what makes ME happy”.  I call this the “Myth of the Busy Mom”. I too […]

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Let Them Make Mistakes!

March 16th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope   I don’t know where we picked up this idea as parents that we should ensure our children remain protected from all suffering.  How will they develop resilience if life is all unicorns and rainbows? I know that many of us had challenging childhoods, and so it is normal to want to […]

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3 Tips for Helping Your Daughter Navigate the “Mean Girls” Mentality with Ease

February 11th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope There are few things more painful to a parent than seeing your beautiful daughter struggle to fit in with other girls.  You can feel helpless as you see her watching from the sidelines while other girls are smiling, laughing, and talking together. The scary thing is that when your daughter feels so […]

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Squash Sibling Squabbles in Three Simple Steps

January 28th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope One of the questions I frequently get is “how do I get my kids to stop fighting?” I think every parent with multiple kids will from time to time feel like all your kids ever do is fight. While siblings have the benefit of a built-in playmate, the sibling relationship comes with […]

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Is This the Answer to the Bullying Problem?

October 23rd, 2012Posted by ishineadmin

Last week I read an article by Marlo Thomas on the Huffington Post website where she talked about the bullying problem we face in our society. She talked about the need for bystanders to take more action as well as for parents to talk to their kids more so they can recognize when their child […]

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