Principles & Practices of Conscious Parenting

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Principles & Practices of Conscious Parenting

First in a 8 part series


Principle: Every child needs consistent, individualized attention from their primary caregivers.

Focused time and attention show a child that s/he is important and valuable, an important factor in building high self-esteem.

In Practice: Make a connection.

This means make eye contact, experience physical closeness, and really listen to what your child says.

If you are too busy to pay attention, let the child know when you will have time to give her your undivided attention. Take a day off to spend with the kids.

Shut off the cell phone during family time. Take each child out individually for a special day, just spending time enjoying one another’s company.

Next Time: Emotional Support

About the author

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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