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Words of inspiration and empowerment for parents striving to live and parent as consciously as possible.
"You can be right or you can be connected. Choose well. Right is for the moment. Connected lasts a lifetime." ~Carrie Contey via ShonnieLavender.com

"You can be right or you can be connected. Choose well. Right is for the moment. Connected lasts a lifetime." ~Carrie Contey via ShonnieLavender.com

"The great majority of all relationship problems arise out of the frustration of not being heard."~ Sonia Choquette via ShonnieLavender.com

"The great majority of all relationship problems arise out of the frustration of not being heard."~ Sonia Choquette via ShonnieLavender.com

"Self-care is never a selfish act -- it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others."  ~Parker Palmer via ShonnieLavender.com

Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.

"Our children grow in the space between us. The space between the couple is the playground of the child." ~Hedy Schleifer via ShonnieLavender.com

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"The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating:  in work, in play, in love.”  / ~ Anne Morriss / ShonnieLavender.com

"The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating: in work, in play, in love.” / ~ Anne Morriss / ShonnieLavender.com

"One of the fundamental   experiences that come  with trust is  'I am not alone.'" ~Esther Perel via ShonnieLavender.com

Our relationships with the people around us are one of the most important facets of life. Learning to communicate effectively can help make those relationships stronger and more enjoyable! Check out these 5 tips for better communication.

"By the daily choices we make we create a legacy for our children. . . . by making these choices with purposeful awareness and intention, our children inherit the best from us." ~ Drs. John & Julie Gottman via ShonnieLavender.com

"By the daily choices we make we create a legacy for our children. . . . by making these choices with purposeful awareness and intention, our children inherit the best from us." ~ Drs. John & Julie Gottman via ShonnieLavender.com

"If the only prayer you ever pray is 'Thank you,' that would suffice." / ~Meister Eckhart / ShonnieLavender.com

"If the only prayer you ever pray is 'Thank you,' that would suffice." / ~Meister Eckhart / ShonnieLavender.com

"When we don't try to change our child's experience by denying, minimizing, justifying, or correcting them, we're saying  'There's nothing you have to change to be worthy of my love and acceptance.'" ~Shonnie Lavender

"When we don't try to change our child's experience by denying, minimizing, justifying, or correcting them, we're saying 'There's nothing you have to change to be worthy of my love and acceptance.

"As parents who are committed to creating life with children that is full of respect and unconditional love...we get stuck, over and over, in patterns that are harmful in spite of our best intentions." ~Teresa Graham Brett

"As parents who are committed to creating life with children that is full of respect and unconditional love.we get stuck, over and over, in patterns that are harmful in spite of our best intentions.

"Control of others and connection with them are mutually exclusive. Self-control, however, enhances our ability to connect." ~Shonnie Lavender

"Control of others and connection with them are mutually exclusive. Self-control, however, enhances our ability to connect.

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Empathy at home – Easier said than done

Our relationships with the people around us are one of the most important facets of life. Learning to communicate effectively can help make those relationships stronger and more enjoyable! Check out these 5 tips for better communication.

"Human perfection is a myth. We cycle and are moved by the world around us. This is what it means to be fully human. Honor the ebb and flow in your journey." ~ Shonnie Lavender

"Human perfection is a myth. We cycle and are moved by the world around us. This is what it means to be fully human. Honor the ebb and flow in your journey.

"Your feelings come from your thinking." / ~ John M. Grohol

"Your feelings come from your thinking." / ~ John M. Grohol

"'What if . . . ' can lead you anywhere you want to go."  ~Shonnie Lavender

"'What if . . . ' can lead you anywhere you want to go." ~Shonnie Lavender