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How a Pause Can Create Space for our Children to Learn from Natural Consequences

My 6’2″, 200-ish pound husband fell into the dishwasher the other night. {Yeah…it sounded crazy when he first told me, too.} Long story short, he was plating our kiddos’ dinner. One of them opened the dishwasher to put away a dish, then stepped away to ask a question…and…. BAM!!! Plates. Food. Everything flew all over the kitchen as my husband took a step backwards not realizing the dishwasher was open. The kids were in shock! After seeing their father  ...

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Conscious Parenting, Positive Discipline

10 Tenets to Guide Your Conscious Parenting Journey (#CPTisms)

We created these 10 Conscious Parenting Tenets (#CPTisms) to clearly articulate our view of conscious parenting. Our goal is to raise adults that are assertive as well as socially responsible, empathetic as well as self-assured, cooperative as well as self-regulated. It is this parenting dance of expectation and support that helps our children develop skills such as independence, self-control, and self-regulation. As you review each tenet, we encourage you to reflect on how you incorporate  ...

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No More Punishments: How to Effectively use Natural and Logical Consequences

It is a huge misconception that conscious parents do not discipline their children. Here at Conscious Parenting Time, we view discipline as a vital aspect of parenting. So much so, that it's reflected in #CPTism #7. As conscious parents, we recognize that children thrive on well-defined structure and boundaries and we give them the freedom and autonomy to navigate their world within those parameters (more on that in a later post). When our children inevitably act in ways that are  ...

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