Raising Strong Girls and Compassionate Boys

Raising Strong Girls and Compassionate Boys

We start assigning gender roles to children before they are even born, so it takes a conscious effort to challenge and change them.  But where to begin? 

Today I interview Rikki, a mom who works to empower women everyday.   Here's what she has to say about building strength, resolve, and self-confidence for your daughter and encouraging compassion, sensitivity, and humility for your son.

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A more mindful approach to toilet learning and body shame

A more mindful approach to toilet learning and body shame

One of the first steps in becoming a more mindful parent is simply becoming aware of your choices. Today I want to shed light on a more mindful approach to a daily occurrence: the diaper change.  But first, I need you to play a little game with me:

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Creating a Culture of Service with your Children

Creating a Culture of Service with your Children

There's plenty you can do to encourage empathy and build connection to people outside you immediate family or group.  Here's five ideas to get you started!  

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7 Ways to Bring More Diversity Into Your Child's Life 

7 Ways to Bring More Diversity Into Your Child's Life 

Diversity helps expand your child's sense of awareness, comfort zone, and imagination. Check out these seven ideas to bring diversity of lifestyle, race, religion, opinion, taste, and experience into your child's life.

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Parent Self-Care Kit: 9 Tools to Reduce Stress and Refocus

Parent Self-Care Kit: 9 Tools to Reduce Stress and Refocus

It's no secret that the key to better parenting is showing up at your best.  But finding the time to take care of yourself while you are taking care of littles is a huge challenge.  So, I've rounded up nine of my favourite apps, books, services, and tools to make self-care easier, less stressful, and help you keep your focus on the big picture.  

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Design Your Day: 10 minutes to calmer, more cooperative children

Design Your Day: 10 minutes to calmer, more cooperative children

Here's the deal. We all need routine, we crave it. Routines help us feel like we are control, help with decision fatigue, and create a sense of comfort and ritual.

Follow the steps below, and in 10 minutes you'll have a balanced daily routine that works for your family! 

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Do More by Doing Less

Do More by Doing Less

By stepping back and watching from a distance, we empower our children to problem solve, persevere, and develop intrinsic motivation.  Here's how to take the first step to doing less.  

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