"If love is the foundation or the field out of which our relationship to children arises, somehow we will get through the rough spots - and there are always rough spots."
If you are willing to question your relationships, not just to your children, but all your relationships, read this book. Lee Lozowick was a passionate child advocate and a writer who left no stone unturned when it came to self-investigation of our social persona and preconceived notions of right and wrong. Every time I read this book I am confronted by my own limited thinking. The author addresses a wide range of topics that any “conscious” parent might consider—from our children’s needs in the first six months of life, through their challenging teenage years. The power of Lozowick’s dedication to children, and his incisive and encouraging words fill every page. Learn more.
This Workbook is by Bhadra Mitchell with Karuna Dedorshak, Nancy Lewis, christine McMaster and Matthew Files.
It is the companion volume to Conscious Parenting by Lee Lozowick (Hohm Press, 2010) and is designed be a useful map for parents, prospective parents and child-care-givers on this adventure. The Workbook (like Conscious Parenting itself) aims to assist readers in aligning with a big view of the subject—an overall context from which to parent and educate. Learn more.
The unique contribution of Joyful Toddlers & Preschoolers is its focus on creating a mutually responsive relationship—meaning that people respond quickly and positively to each other, even when they cannot do what the other person wants.
No matter who you are and how much experience you’ve had with kids, becoming a step-parent and “blending of families” is difficult work. Successful Step-Parenting presents 8 Strategies in the form of action steps to maximize anyone’s chances of success in this endeavor. Learn more.
Free Range Learning presents eye-opening data about the meaning and importance of natural learning. This data—from neurologists, child development specialists, anthropologists, educators, historians and business innovators—turns many current assumptions about school-based education upside down.
This book offers immediate and clear help to parents, family members and teachers who are angry, confused, frustrated, sad, or at their wit’s end in dealing with their teenagers. Beyond advice for crisis situations, You Don’t Know Anything…! Informs parents of the new stresses their kids today must cope with, and suggests ways to minimize these pressures for both adults and teens. Learn more.
Widening the Circle provides the context that community living requires, and explores the delights, challenges, possibilities and heartbreaks of living with others. It interweaves stories and interviews collected from seventeen years of community living covering vital issues like: realistic expectations for community living; philosophy and ethics.
Caplan’s breakthrough research on the impact of isolation and, conversely, touch, on the physical, mental and emotional health of human beings was recorded in the trailblazing book, Untouched. The book has been revised here, with new chapters on sexuality and relationships.
Moms and Dads get sick too, oftentimes seriously. Their lives and those of the rest of the family can change radically, and quickly. This book, Parenting Through Illness, offers immediate, practical and experienced advice for adult family members and others responsible for the wellbeing of children in such times of crisis.
If you are a parent, you know the feeling that there are some things you might have done better. If you are going to be a parent, there is the feeling of wanting to do the very best for your child that you possibly can. Parenting, A Sacred Task meets both these perspectives.
In the Best Interest of the Child will help parents save their children unnecessary anguish throughout the divorce process. Written by a licensed clinical psychologist, and a nurse and counselor, the authors have a private practice with families, and also work as court-appointed evaluators in child-custody disputes.
The energy of these children can be astounding; their curiosity boundless. Channeling that energy is not only helpful but necessary. Supporting that curiosity is essential! The Active Creative Child provides specific hints for coping, for establishing realistic boundaries, for avoiding labels and easy judgements (like “Attention Deficit Disorder”) where any child is concerned.
Those unfamiliar with this unique educational approach, a subset of homeschooling, often argue from misunderstandings of the process. “What about socializing with their peers?” “Do I have to be a trained teacher?” they ask. Success Without School offers Nunnally’s disputation of these and other popular myths surrounding the subject.
The Rainbow Feelings of Cancer is the book that was born of the deepening relationship between mother Chia and daughter Carrie Martin when Chia was diagnosed with cancer. More than a book about cancer, this is a book about expressing feelings, how essential that is, and sometimes how scary it can be. In the end, this is a book that opens the door to appreciating the rainbow feelings inside of ourselves.
Heart to Heart is a book about conscious and conscientious childraising. Heart to Heart shares inspirational and yet practical information to help parents and caregivers of young children to lessen their stress and establish healthier communication in their relationships with the children they are responsible to, and love.
Rosie, the Shopping Cart Lady tells the story of a young boy's encounter with homelessness, and how he befriend's Rosie, the Shopping Cart Lady.
A gentle introduction to homelessness, and how relationships can stretch across boundaries.
For ages six and up.