Principles & Practices of Conscious Parenting – Part 2

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Emotional Support

Principle: Children need to feel that their emotions are valid as they learn appropriate ways to express and resolve their issues.

In Practice: Acknowledge verbally the way a child is feeling, such as you sound very angry, and look for their agreement

Then, not only do you know how the child feels, but the child knows that you understand how s/he’s feeling.

You can offer an appropriate suggestion for how s/he might express that emotion.

Next up: Responsible Choices

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Wendy Garrido, founder of, helps new & soon-to-be moms give birth confidently, make parenting more fun, and raise children who believe in themselves and care about others. Wendy chose her own schools from the age of 2.5, when her mom told her that she would know which school was right for her, based on how it made her feel. She lives in Oceanside, CA with her husband, Prem, and daughter, Shanti, born in May 2012.

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