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We’re already in the thick of the holiday season. This time of year presents unique challenges when it comes to honoring the tenets of conscious parenting. After all, stockings need to be filled, traditions honored, and gifts given. Before falling into the consumer craziness, consider taking a more conscious approach. How? With these meaningful Christmas gift ideas for kids.

November 29, 2023

Meaningful Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

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Fostering a family culture of gratitude pays huge dividends, now and later. Studies have shown that gratitude, more than any other characteristic, has the greatest impact on life satisfaction. Gratitude has been linked with an enhanced sense of social protection and support. It’s also a great predictor of optimistic, positive kids as they hit their […]

November 29, 2018

How to Foster a Family Culture of Gratitude

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Crowded roadways. Packed TSA checkpoints. Long airplane flights. Family travel during the holidays brings new meaning to the word “stressful.” In fact, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year. Yikes! Ironically, this can leave you and your family feeling anything but appreciative right before Thanksgiving, a celebration of gratitude. […]

November 20, 2018

How to Foster Thankfulness During Family Travel

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What’s a surefire way to guarantee your kids develop strong self-esteem and the skills needed to succeed in life? Engaged, conscious parenting. But it can feel difficult to remain connected when smartphones, social media, tablets, and televisions get introduced into the mix. That’s why unplugging as a family on a regular basis is crucial to […]

August 9, 2018

3 Tips for Unplugging as a Family

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The definition of family has evolved significantly over the years.    There is no right or wrong, there is no “normal” or “typical”.  Just family- your family! No matter how family is defined or what person(s) make up a family, each family is uniquely shaped by its very own culture. Culture is often thought of […]

September 9, 2016

How to Create a Family Mission Statement

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” Mother Teresa had a point. But it can be tough to feel all that love when we’re tired and overwhelmed and our children just won’t listen…. We require a little extra motivation. We need purpose and a consciously defined family culture. […]

September 1, 2016

3 reasons why a family culture is important (and why you should give it some serious thought).