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A group for parents and guardians trying to raise their children consciously with love and awareness in an increasingly disturbed world. Share your joys, your struggles, your advice, and your love so we can support each other on this incredible path.

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Comment by Josh Phillips on March 7, 2012 at 6:25pm
Until the parents are willing to stop feeding their children crap, there is really not much you can do. It's sad because now is the time when kids are developing tastes for vegetables, fruits or fatty fried foods.
Comment by Mary Elizabeth on March 7, 2012 at 5:21pm

Hi! I am not a parent, but an aunt to beautiful, fun, energetic 1 year old girl: Josephine. And I seem to be the only voice of reason in the nutrition aspects of her life. So, I am here to see the way other 80/10/10'ers raise their children and deal with people who do not understand this lifestyle. I have almost 0 say of what she eats but anytime she is with me, I feed her pureed fruit, smoothies, juices and the like. So I am doing my part, but I want to know better ways to help my sister see how important it is to not feed her the SAD diet that she eats. I ust love her so much and want to see her healthy, happy and prosperous! love!

Comment by FruitAndStarch on January 18, 2012 at 12:57am

Hey guys!

I'm not a parent myself, but I joined this group because my sister is having a baby (he should arrive in about 3 months!) and I want to support her with some good info.

My sister is high raw vegan and she will raise the baby the same way! I'm so excited about this!

If we want to bring real change to this world peaceful parenting is the foundation.

Comment by ednshell on January 8, 2012 at 9:59am

So beautifully put Purusha! :)  It's nice to be validated!  Glad you joined! :)

Comment by Purusha K. Radha on January 8, 2012 at 9:49am

Though my parenting is largely done (my Indigo son is now 19), I felt to join this group because perhaps I have something worthwhile to share. I have given my all to my son from the first moment of conception. I was very conscious about my pregnancy, delivery, and raising and education of my son and I feel it has made a difference in the stellar young man he is turning out to be. I cannot take full credit.  He chose me to be his mother and he came in with awesome character in place already. He has never seen one day of a public or even private educational institution until he entered college having been home schooled prior to college. He is a gentle soul who has never given me any of the problems I hear many parents have to deal with.  He is focused on his goals (he has written two novels and working on more), is highly spiritual, extremely creative and a young man of virtuous character. I know I sound like a proud mother sounding her horn and I say this not to impress you but to impress upon you that peaceful parenting begins at the moment of conception, even pre-conception. It proceeds from a joyous, living pregnancy and natural, home birthing, if at all possible. With a conscious approach to raising a child, children just turn out better, as vitally contributing citizens to planet Earth and the cosmos.

Comment by Jack on February 5, 2011 at 11:59pm

FYI - www.lfrvfamilies.com

 

A brand new family-friendly lfrv site.

Comment by Ems on August 23, 2010 at 5:35am
Hello its great to be able to connect with you all here ... ;-)) Emsx
Comment by Denali Moss on October 21, 2009 at 1:44am
Nurturing Your Children's Self-Esteem

Dr. HAP LeCRONE
February 02, 2001
c. 2001 Cox News Service

Helping shape our children's self-esteem takes commitment and knowledge of effective parenting techniques.

First, parents need to have a clear understanding of self-esteem. Recently I heard it defined in this manner:

Self-esteem is the process of setting a value on yourself, appreciating your worth, knowing you are a valued person, having a quiet sense of self-respect.

A colleague who specializes in child psychology recently presented information to me that I would like to share.

Individuals with high self-esteem:

-- Are able to appreciate and respect the worth of others.

-- Are confident of their own competence.

-- Believe they matter to others.

-- Have fewer illnesses and worries.

-- Are generally happier and more successful.

-- Are able to deal with crises.

-- Are able to make better and more responsible decisions.

People with low self-esteem, on the other hand, have the following characteristics. They:

-- Avoid doing things for themselves.

-- Have difficulty accepting compliments.

-- Have difficulty accepting responsibility for their actions.

-- Tend to have accepted labels like dumb, stupid or ugly.

-- Feel distant from those around them.

-- Set themselves up for failure. They expect to be cheated.

- Need almost constant verification and validation from others.

Finally, people who have an exaggerated sense of self-esteem:

-- Have an inflated ego, can do no wrong.

-- Usually talk about themselves and their accomplishments a lot.

-- Usually are masking feelings of inferiority or need for approval.

Emphasizing three variables - security, significance and confidence - will help children feel secure. Parents can work toward building their children's self-esteem by following these guidelines.

-- First, believe in yourself as a parent and adult. A parent who himself radiates inadequacy tends to perpetuate the cycle of low self-esteem.

-- Second, parents need to provide unconditional love for their children. No rules and no limits should be prescribed; no doubts should be left in the child's mind about the parent's love for him.

-- Parents should communicate clearly with the child and be active listeners. Parents should not always provide solutions. They need to be honest and admit if they make a mistake or don't understand something.

-- Parents should display respect to the child. Parents who don't exhibit this mutual respect run the risk of letting the children become manipulative and play one parent against the other.

-- Show your child that you believe in him.

-- Honestly accept your child's limits and gifts. Remember that as a parent, your job is to ensure that your child becomes the most he or she can be.

-- Help develop your child's strengths by finding his talents and helping him to develop them.

-- Help your child become successful. Help him find things he can do well. Let him become involved in these activities.

-- Help your child understand that he can learn from a less-than-sterling performance. Less-than-successful does not mean failure.

-- Help strengthen your child in weaker areas.

By concentrating on security, significance and confidence, parents can help raise healthy, happy and successful children.

---

(Dr. Hap LeCrone is a Waco, Texas, clinical psychologist. If you have questions or topics you would like Dr. LeCrone to discuss, e-mail him at hlecrone@aol.com.)

(The Cox web site is at http://www.coxnews.com )

I found this on MDAdvice,com and thought it was a nice read.
 

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