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This is not what I expected.

Reader, It's valid for you to want - communicating with your kids - to feel easier and more peaceful (even if those states are ever-shifting). But does it feel impossible to achieve? If you're nodding yes, don't miss my new interview with trauma therapist and author, Ingrid Clayton, Ph.D. Okay, so... Maybe you're feeling judged by others.Like "conscious parenting" is BS.Tired of trying to regulate everyone's feelings?Wish you could just state the limit and BE DONE with it? But instead of...
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Sometimes, I mess up so badly. 😩

Reader, I don't know what to say. Except... sometimes, I mess up the tech so badly (hello, glitchy coupons) that it's embarrassing. With that, please accept my sincere apologies if you tried to get all the free things I promised you on Monday but instead were met with - Invalid error codes when using the SPRINGFLING coupon. Problems adding the Conscious Communication Course to your cart. OBSTACLES to taking advantage of the access to this course. First, it's all fixed. Again, I'm really...
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Let’s make ONE thing easier - talking to your kids and making requests they will respect.

Reader! Empathy is great, but what happens when you’re acknowledging feelings and it's not getting you much more than frustrated? 😩 How do you uncover your true child’s motivations and help them shift? Do you get stuck on the words and end up saying things like…? I understand you’re frustrated, but we’ve talked about this. You can be mad, but it’s not nice to hit people. When you feel upset, what did I tell you to do? Now, let’s try again so you can do better. When you read those words, do...
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[VIDEO] Problem-solve with your kids without losing your patience.

Reader, I've worked hard to learn how to stop triggering my child into defensive mode with my words. As a sensitive parent with a sensitive kid, I'm all too familiar with reactionary behavior (mine and hers). And it's easy to get frustrated and lose our patience with kids who: Complain and criticize. Bother their siblings. Disrupt the daily routine. Fight over everything. It's exhausting, and we're tired of telling them repeatedly or reciting rules we KNOW they know. So what if you could stop...
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[VIDEO] Watch this if you've ever been so triggered you just want to scream (or shut down and run away)?

Reader, I used to think "healing" from my toxic childhood meant that one day, after lots and lots of practice, I would magically be free of distress and reactionary behavior. 😆 And then my child would be too. 🙃 Wellllll, not exactly. While this practice of intentional healing and consciously parenting my child has 100% made me LESS reactive and able to enjoy my child MORE. It is, indeed… a practice. There's not really an "end," and even when I'm "okay," it doesn't mean my child will always...
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[VIDEO] Words that hurt vs. words that help (and what i say to my child when she's anxious, stressed, or worried).

Hi Reader, I just know we could eliminate SO MANY conflicts and challenges with our kids if we learned to use language that connects and reduces tension - instead of words that disconnect and unnecessarily add to the negativity. But it's a lot harder in the moment of conflict. I totally recognize this (conscious - not perfect). It will get easier if we start to peek behind the words we use and consider the messages they're (maybe unintentionally) sending. Does our language build connection? 🤔...
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[VIDEO] 5 questions to ask yourself​ if you want your kids to respect your boundaries.

Hi Reader, When I was little, I loved hanging upside down on my bed. Even with all the blood rushing to my face, I would ignore the uncomfortable pressure building in my head because I loved how it made my bedroom look like a totally different place (is that weird 🤓). Suddenly, I was no longer in the home where people blamed, shamed, and spoke in harsh tones. In my imagination, I could have been anywhere for a few moments. A new house. A new city. A momentary escape from the disconnection and...
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Do this to build your child's coping skills.

Hi Reader, Ever ask your kid a question that YOU KNOW they know the answer to, but they shut down, or it seems like they purposefully ignore you? Did you know the language center of our brain shuts down when we're stressed? We can't access the words we need to speak clearly and thoughtfully because our brains won't let us. Easy to understand, but remembering this when our kids are struggling (and we'd just like ten minutes of peace) - is MUCH MORE DIFFICULT. 😩 Here's a six-minute pep-talk for...
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