Fear, Fire, and Fury - What Do We Tell Our Children?

How do we take the fear, fire, and fury out of our children… out of the myth they are living… out of their childhood?

How can we remind them to love thy neighbor, when images from the news show them otherwise? Can we restore their childhood to safety or does this current madness dislocate them from their innocence?

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Tim Dukes, Ph.D. develops leaders and communications across fields ranging from executives and business owners to entrepreneurs and artists. His communications model and workshops, built on presence and mindfulness, foster open environments based on trust and candor. Tim’s clients emerge as socially conscious, culturally sustainable, and strategically focused innovators. www.DrTimothyDukes.com​

Get Your ACE Score to Find Out How Your Childhood Might be Affecting Your Parenting

Do you feel like you’re failing at your goal of creating a better childhood for your kids than the one you had?

I always told myself that my childhood wasn’t that bad. I had enough food, clothes, and I’ve heard of worse childhoods than mine. I wondered why, in spite of all the good I’d created in my adult life, I still struggled? I wasn’t depressed. I was doing fine. Yet, my life felt so hard sometimes.

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Here Are the Gifts That New Parents Really Want

Having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, but welcoming a new member to the family isn’t cheap. According to a new survey, the average cost of raising a baby in its first year alone is around $21,000, and this includes food, diapers, healthcare costs, and necessary baby gear. This is why parents should be careful about their expenses and only purchase the items that they absolutely need to raise their little ones.

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How to Un-exhaust Exhausted Parents

As a parent, you probably find yourself stressed out on a consistent basis. Although raising kids can be among the most rewarding and amazing experiences, it can sometimes feel like the most thankless, infuriating, and exhausting job on earth! But the good news is that busy families don’t necessarily have to be stressed ones. All it takes is a sprinkling of a little balance (and sanity) among the chaos.

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Tripping While Parenting

My son has always been very clear about what he wants and needs. I respect this. I give him support, healthy and loving boundaries, and guidance when requested.

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Katie McClain, SEP is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, author, and certified life coach. She’s been coaching for 25+ years and uses Somatic Experiencing®, a gentle body-mind method, to support her adult and child clients in releasing stress, growing self-compassion, and restoring goodness to their lives. Katie’s book, How to Tame Your Thought Monster, is available in multiple formats (English, Spanish, coloring book, and app) and presents mindfulness and positive thinking tools for adults and kids so they can feel better and do better. Visit Katie at her website, www.katiemcclain.com, follow her on Facebook  and Instagram.

5 Ways to Teach Kids How to Protect Our Planet

Kids aren't always aware of how many resources they use each day, so they wander through life using them freely. As they become older, it's beneficial to teach kids about taking care of Mother Earth and understanding the impact they make in this world. Create ways that challenge your children to nurture the planet we live on. Consider using the following tips:

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My name is Donna Jo and I am from Birmingham, Alabama. I love sports (especially softball) and I’m a home security guru. After working many years for a home security company I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of being a writer. That’s what has brought me here today. I hope y’all enjoy my content!

 

There's Nothing Wrong Here

“Just as the tides have their rhythms, so does human behavior have its own predictable rhythms.

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Katie McClain, SEP is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, author, and certified life coach. She’s been coaching for 25+ years and uses Somatic Experiencing®, a gentle body-mind method, to support her adult and child clients in releasing stress, growing self-compassion, and restoring goodness to their lives. Katie’s book, How to Tame Your Thought Monster, is available in multiple formats (English, Spanish, coloring book, and app) and presents mindfulness and positive thinking tools for adults and kids so they can feel better and do better. Visit Katie at her website, www.katiemcclain.com, follow her on Facebook  and Instagram.

Coaching Your Kids

Hey parents, did you know that you’re a coach?

I believe that all parents are coaches.

I’m not talking about coaching your kids in soccer, basketball, or other sports.

I’m talking about Life Coaching.

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About The Author

Katie McClain SEP's picture

Katie McClain, SEP is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, author, and certified life coach. She’s been coaching for 25+ years and uses Somatic Experiencing®, a gentle body-mind method, to support her adult and child clients in releasing stress, growing self-compassion, and restoring goodness to their lives. Katie’s book, How to Tame Your Thought Monster, is available in multiple formats (English, Spanish, coloring book, and app) and presents mindfulness and positive thinking tools for adults and kids so they can feel better and do better. Visit Katie at her website, www.katiemcclain.com, follow her on Facebook  and Instagram.

What Do Kids Think?

One day this summer, I was lounging at the club pool situated directly across from the diving board. I watched a little boy about 9 climb the steps and move toward the edge of the board. He moved from the safety of the handrails to the narrow surface of the board with deep water below him. I could tell that this was an important journey for him because just past the rail, he changed to tiny, shuffling steps for about a foot before he turned around and went back.

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Katie McClain SEP's picture

Katie McClain, SEP is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, author, and certified life coach. She’s been coaching for 25+ years and uses Somatic Experiencing®, a gentle body-mind method, to support her adult and child clients in releasing stress, growing self-compassion, and restoring goodness to their lives. Katie’s book, How to Tame Your Thought Monster, is available in multiple formats (English, Spanish, coloring book, and app) and presents mindfulness and positive thinking tools for adults and kids so they can feel better and do better. Visit Katie at her website, www.katiemcclain.com, follow her on Facebook  and Instagram.

The Material Objects That Kept Me Sane With an Infant

The number of “list” blog posts circulating on the Internet is astounding and I told myself I would not write one.

However, I LOVE lists.

I just love them! I’m a sucker when it comes to clicking on those posts and taking in people’s perspectives of what they find to be important.

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Nikki Pava is the author of Green Wisdom: A Guide for Anyone to Start, Engage and Energize a Sustainability Team. She is also the founder of Alegria Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in sustainability engagement initiatives for mission-driven companies.

Prior to her work at Alegria Partners, Nikki founded EcoTuesday, a national networking forum that facilitated vital connections and essential change in the business community. EcoTuesday hosted more than 300 events in 12 cities across the country and brought together hundreds of sustainability professionals, making a positive impact in each city.

Nikki holds an MBA in sustainable management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. She lives in an eco-community in Costa Rica and is currently writing a book about teams in businesses that focus on reaching their company’s climate change goals.

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06/30/2020
How do we take the fear, fire, and fury out of our children… out of the myth they are living… out of their childhood? How can we remind them to love thy neighbor, ... read more
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11/14/2019
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Do you feel like you’re failing at your goal of creating a better childhood for your kids than the one you had? I always told myself that my childhood wasn’t that bad. I had... read more
pink baby booties on wooden table
10/18/2019
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Having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, but welcoming a new member to the family isn’t cheap. According to a new survey, the average cost of raising a baby in its first year alone is... read more
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10/15/2019
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As a parent, you probably find yourself stressed out on a consistent basis. Although raising kids can be among the most rewarding and amazing experiences, it can sometimes feel like the most... read more
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08/20/2019
My son has always been very clear about what he wants and needs. I respect this. I give him support, healthy and loving boundaries, and guidance when requested. But I’m doomed with the thought... read more
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08/02/2019
Kids aren't always aware of how many resources they use each day, so they wander through life using them freely. As they become older, it's beneficial to teach kids about taking care of Mother Earth... read more
Child in red shirt yelling in anger.
02/15/2019
“Just as the tides have their rhythms, so does human behavior have its own predictable rhythms. As the child grows older, “good” ages alternate with “bad”; times of equilibrium alternate with times... read more
Father with boy on his shoulders, pointing off into distance.
01/15/2019
Hey parents, did you know that you’re a coach? I believe that all parents are coaches. I’m not talking about coaching your kids in soccer, basketball, or other sports. I’m talking about Life... read more
Child's toes at edge of swimming pool diving board ladder
07/30/2018
One day this summer, I was lounging at the club pool situated directly across from the diving board. I watched a little boy about 9 climb the steps and move toward the edge of the board. He moved... read more

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Worried young woman leaning against doorway
06/30/2020
How do we take the fear, fire, and fury out of our children… out of the myth they are living… out of their childhood? How can we remind them to love thy neighbor, ... read more
Woman wearing a mask holds child in her arms
11/14/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Do you feel like you’re failing at your goal of creating a better childhood for your kids than the one you had? I always told myself that my childhood wasn’t that bad. I had... read more
pink baby booties on wooden table
10/18/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, but welcoming a new member to the family isn’t cheap. According to a new survey, the average cost of raising a baby in its first year alone is... read more
Adult had holding baby's hand
10/15/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
As a parent, you probably find yourself stressed out on a consistent basis. Although raising kids can be among the most rewarding and amazing experiences, it can sometimes feel like the most... read more
A boy with parents in background.
08/20/2019
My son has always been very clear about what he wants and needs. I respect this. I give him support, healthy and loving boundaries, and guidance when requested. But I’m doomed with the thought... read more
Child's hand holding up globe outdoors
08/02/2019
Kids aren't always aware of how many resources they use each day, so they wander through life using them freely. As they become older, it's beneficial to teach kids about taking care of Mother Earth... read more
Child in red shirt yelling in anger.
02/15/2019
“Just as the tides have their rhythms, so does human behavior have its own predictable rhythms. As the child grows older, “good” ages alternate with “bad”; times of equilibrium alternate with times... read more
Father with boy on his shoulders, pointing off into distance.
01/15/2019
Hey parents, did you know that you’re a coach? I believe that all parents are coaches. I’m not talking about coaching your kids in soccer, basketball, or other sports. I’m talking about Life... read more
Child's toes at edge of swimming pool diving board ladder
07/30/2018
One day this summer, I was lounging at the club pool situated directly across from the diving board. I watched a little boy about 9 climb the steps and move toward the edge of the board. He moved... read more

Pages