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“Spiritual Parenting: Evolving Your Lineage”
"Spiritual Parenting: Evolving Your Lineage"

A dear friend of mine recently shared this talk with me, “SPIRITUAL PARENTING: EVOLVING YOUR LINEAGE”, by Elana Brower. It was so powerful, I now feel compelled to share it with everyone. In this talk we learn about limbic resonance, inspired by a general theory of love and how our every mood is shared with […]

Daily Rhythm
Daily Rhythm

If you read my blog, you are no stranger to Kim John Payne, I absolutely adore him. In a recent workshop related to my previous post, Kim spoke at length about the importance of a daily rhythm. He revealed that years of studies suggest children usually act out, tease and bully due to a lack […]

Raise a Socially Resilient Child
Raise a Socially Resilient Child

I had the pleasure of attending yet another workshop with Kim John Payne this past weekend. Kim spoke at length about how parents can raise a socially resilient child and break the cycle of reactivity, exclusion and escalation. A key note that lasted with me from this workshop, was how to help a child strengthen […]

Breaking the Cycle of Teasing
Breaking the Cycle of Teasing

Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee that the information in this post will work or that it is appropriate for the usage of all readers. During a workshop I attended, led by Kim John Payne, he reports studies that have shown the impact of subtle non inclusion (teasing, gossiping, name calling) being a significantly larger issue amongst […]

Justice Without Blame
Justice Without Blame

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a workshop led by Kim John Payne. Kim regularly gives lectures at international conferences for educators, parents, and therapists and runs workshops and training’s around the world. He has worked with many schools using a Social Inclusion Approach that teaches a “justice without blame” method to conflict resolution. […]

One and Done – Our Only Child
One and Done - Our Only Child

One And Done – Our Only Child Before I begin, I think it necessary to say that I am an only child. Perhaps I should add that I was raised by a stern father, without mother and in harder times, fostered by close family and friends. By most evaluations I should have a plethora of […]

Sleep-In Secrets
Sleep-In Secrets

Sleep-ins used to be far and few between at the Wolfgang residence, until just recently when someone shared a simple secret. Here it is; if you want to sleep in on Saturday mornings, you need to set up ahead of time Friday nights! To begin, arrange your child’s favorite toys on their bedroom or on […]

Dr. Gabor Maté-Attachment and Conscious Parenting
Dr. Gabor Maté-Attachment and Conscious Parenting

Gabor Maté, MD, author of Hold On to Your Kids, is interviewed by Lisa Reagan of Pathways to Family Wellness at his Kids, Culture and Chaos talk in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the spring of 2011. Although I am a firm believer that genetics play an important role in child development, I definitely think this interview […]

Simplicity Parenting
Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids An excellent book by Kim John Payne outlining the preparatory work that needs to take place in our society, where there is too much stuff. The book aims to encourage building up a child’s vitality and quietening down stimulation. […]

The Soul of Discipline
The Soul of Discipline

“There are no disobedient children, simply disoriented children.”  These were the opening words of Kim John Payne, internationally renowned parenting consultant, author and speaker I had the pleasure of listening to this evening.   Turns out our new progressive ways of giving children choices, avoiding the word no and “good jobbing” are not truly setting our […]

To Sleep or Not to Sleep?
To Sleep or Not to Sleep?

To sleep or not to sleep? Surely this was the most challenging question at the Wolfgang residence and quite frankly,  I’m still recovering from our decision. After reading several controversial articles  against the “Cry it out Method” and having children sleep in their own cribs, I could not bring myself to leave Dryden alone for […]

Potty Training (Gross Warning)
Potty Training (Gross Warning)

I thought briefly of making my first confession a way back play back, but reconsidered and have decided to start on a light hearted note.  We’ll go back in time some other day. So, Shane’s mom claims he and his sister were potty trained at one years old.  I’m starting to think this is why […]

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