Andrew Newman is the founder of The Conscious Bedtime Story Club and believes that the last 20 minutes of the day are precious. He is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, a qualified Non-Dual Kabbalistic Healer and has co-led men’s’ circles for 10 years through the Mankind Project. Alongside his therapy practice, … Continue reading Author: Andrew Newman
If you are a caretaker, either by profession or by nature, (perhaps a mother) please consider the message of “No-one ever received anything but praise for being caring. The very concept of “over-caring” has seldom been twinned as an aspect of self-neglect. And the step linking care-giving to personal ill health is a bridge considered … Continue reading Can moms care too much?
This morning we had one of those toddler melt-downs. She was sitting on my lap at the computer looking at a picture of a baby flash across the screen. I needed to get up; she wanted to look at that baby some more. She had already decided what she wanted (to look at the picture) … Continue reading Taming the Toddler Tantrum: How to Turn Drama into Cooperation
My five-year-old daughter was looking out the window, fidgeting with the tassel on her shirt when I came into the living room. Her back was turned to the shards of my favorite vase, a delicate gift from a dear friend from Italy, broken on the floor behind her. The crash had brought me running. “Leah, … Continue reading How We Teach Our Kids to Lie
I dread raising spoiled children. You know, the ones who whine incessantly and act like they’re the only people on earth with needs and wants and feelings. I’ve always known that I wanted my children to be empathetic, caring, thoughtful individuals. I knew that I would create healthy boundaries, with loving firmness, and never, ever … Continue reading The Truth About Spoiling Your Baby
As a wife, mother and spiritual counselor, I’ve learned that the better I care for myself, the better able I am to care for those around me. I’ve learned that this journey of self-care, or inner-care as I call it, is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage and conviction to care for the … Continue reading For Mothers to Thrive is to Change the World
Ok, first of all - what in the world am I doing writing a blog on parenting? Just who the hell do I think I am? First and foremost I am not a parenting expert! Not by a long shot. And while I did major in Child Development and Family Relations in college, worked for … Continue reading WTF?