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The Challenge of Highly Sensitive Children

With Christmas fast approaching, the excitement and intensity of the season increases….which means that if you are a parent of a Highly Sensitive Child, you may see the excitement and intensity of your child also increase. With that can come some challenges, and it can be a test of your patience. The following blog gives you a glimpse into the life of a sensitive child…mine! And boy oh boy, it can be a roller coaster…not only for them, but for you as well. I get it. You ARE NOT alone. I invite you into my life and my learning...

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Are You a Spiritual Snob?

Once we decide to consciously take the path of personal growth, if we aren’t fully mindful and aware, we can run the risk of becoming what I refer to as a “Spiritual Snob.” I refer to growth of any kind as Spiritual. It’s not some “woo woo” concept that only yogis and gurus are privy to. To me the word “spiritual” is a broad term for the seeking of a better way; for wanting more from life. So please don’t let the term throw you off if it’s not a term you’d use to describe yourself. Growth comes in so many different forms that there is no way we can say one is better than the other. It’s a personal adventure. However, when we find a path that excites us, we can often develop blinders and start to think that “this is the way.” When we see exciting and amazing transformation in our own lives and parenting, we can’t help but want to shout it from the roofs tops and have others share...

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Tea Time with Trish: Where’s the Parenting Manuel?

As we all know having kids doesn’t come with a manual on how to raise them.  But wouldn’t that be nice?!   If you have read any of my work, you already know I’m a huge advocate on allowing our children to be raised holding on to who they are.  One of the things I want my children to know is that mistakes aren’t failures.  They are simply a moment to learn, therefore there is no need to be hard on themselves when things don’t quite go their way.   So with that in mind, my daughter came home from school one day saying they had an assignment they were doing at school, and she made a mistake.  She went on to say that she knew it was okay, because everyone makes mistakes.  My initial reaction was that I was glad she felt this way, since in the past she could easily get frustrated with school work at times.   I went on to ask her if she went back to correct it once she...

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