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August 23, 2019
If your child has some anxiety about separating, it can be super helpful for them to see you connecting with the teacher.  I would invite the parent to hold their child and sit down with me for tea. When the child witnesses the safety and trust that is present between parent and teacher, they can more easily trust themselves.  This can be more important than pressuring the child to open up to the teacher and accept them. Also, if you have rarely left your child, then some practice with family members or good friends is a good idea before school.  Practice your goodbye routine over and over at grandma’s house then when you do it on the first day, it will actually feel supportive. Enjoy The Show
June 5, 2019
Our children stand before us with endless “What” and “Why” questions, they push back on our requests, refuse our meals, and challenge us to go back inside and come up with something better than, “Because I said so!” But the truth is, during these formative years, our children take in very little of our verbal communication with them. So many parents worry about crafting the perfect answer, offering the right activity, disciplining the most effectively, etc, when what matters the most is our internal world. They mimic the way we care, our devotion, our sense of purpose, our problem-solving strategies, our rigidity, the way we love… __ ► DM me your questions on Instagram: https://www.instagram.comlittlesprigs/ ► Check out my Alexa skill!: http://littlesprigs.com/dailyparentingtips __ Christina is Little Sprigs Founder and Parent Educator. With over a decade of experience in #earlychildhoodeducation, Christina has shifted her focus from spending her days running her Waldorf inspired home based #preschool, to supporting parents, creating content and sharing her voice through video, written word and audio content for your enjoyment. __ Subscribe to my Newsletter for exclusive content and parenting inspiration here: http://littlesprigs.com/emailform
June 3, 2019
    Christina is Little Sprigs Founder and Parent Educator. With over a decade of experience in early childhood education, Christina has shifted her focus from spending her days running her Waldorf inspired home-based preschool to supporting parents, creating content and sharing her voice through video, written word and audio content for your enjoyment. ► DM me your questions on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlesprigs ► Check out my Alexa skill: http://littlesprigs.com/dailyparentingtips ► Subscribe to my Newsletter for exclusive content and parenting inspiration here: https://littlesprigs.com/emailform
May 30, 2019
Our children stand before us with endless “What” and “Why” questions, they push back on our requests, refuse our meals, and challenge us to go back inside and come up with something better than, “Because I said so!” But the truth is, during these formative years, our children take in very little of our verbal communication with them. So many parents worry about crafting the perfect answer, offering the right activity, disciplining the most effectively, etc, when what matters the most is our internal world. They mimic the way we care, our devotion, our sense of purpose, our problem-solving strategies, our rigidity, the way we love… __   ► DM me your questions on Instagram: https://www.instagram.comlittlesprigs/ ► Check out my Alexa skill!: http://littlesprigs.com/dailyparentin... __ Christina is Little Sprigs Founder and Parent Educator. With over a decade of experience in #earlychildhoodeducation, Christina has shifted her focus from spending her days running her Waldorf inspired home based #preschool, to supporting parents, creating content and sharing her voice through video, written word and audio content for you enjoyment.   __ Subscribe to my Newsletter for exclusive content and parenting inspiration here: http://littlesprigs.com/newsletter
May 21, 2019
Today’s conversation is a dense one.   I would recommend listening when you are not distracted or multi tasking. We are headed into about an hour with a dear friend of mine named Rob Scott. He has spent the last decade of his life working with hundreds of thousands of people, shifting their identities, and showing them how to evolve their consciousness and get incredible results across all areas of their businesses, their health, their relationships, and their entire lives. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with Rob myself in a few different ways over the past 4 years and I am so grateful.  What I find so profound is that all of the shifts I made while working with him have been impossible to unsee. And the illumination of what is truly serving me in my life, being able to let go of all that isn’t, has allowed me to show up in service to you parents in a whole new way. So I am really excited to share this conversation with you.   Much Love. -Christina
May 15, 2019
Meg is a women’s empowerment coach + educator, a yoga teacher and mama with a passion for helping the modern day feminine leader to  transform their wellness journey into their wholeness journey And then to unleash their gifts and innate ability to bring about social change in the world. She does this through personal coaching, retreats, yoga classes and online programs – each of them curated to help you embody your feminine essence, release the stagnant energy that might be holding you back and reclaim the part of you that longs to be expressed. She resides in Australia and was generous enough to wake up at 6am to have this heart to heart chat with me.  So enjoy it, I am sending you all so much love. -Christina Learn More about Meg here: https://beyondbeingwell.com/
April 30, 2019
Today's guest is a renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. Learn more here: https://drgabormate.com/ In service, Christina
March 26, 2019
Today I invited a dear friend and fellow conscious parenting guide, Lori Petro, to join me for a very important conversation. She is the founder of Teach Through Love. Teach standing for:Transforming the Emotional Abuse of CHildren She is a Speaker, Child Advocate, & Parent Educator and a mom on the spectrum. Her mission is to raise the global awareness of empathy, tolerance, & peaceful conflict resolution through media outreach, community building, parent-teacher education, & sharing her personal journey of being the kid no one understood. After an emotionally challenging childhood and a personal journey toward healing and self-awareness, Lori became passionate about changing the way we speak to each other. Which is why I knew she would be the perfect guest to reach out to today, I think you will to. Connect with Lori Here: Website: https://www.teach-through-love.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TEACHthroughLOVE/
March 8, 2019
Mark is the author of the book, Elevated Leadership. He is a veteran educator in social and emotional learning and a frequent speaker and trainer on the topics of education, team empowerment, and effective management. He also speaks regularly to parents/teachers and has created a curriculum on effective ways to build positive relationships with your children. Check him out at: https://elevatedleader.com/  
February 6, 2019
It can feel impossible to speak our truth when it has been dismissed and de-valued our entire life. Especially when our subconscious has connected speaking out to experiencing pain. It can feel scary to find out that our truth looks very different from who our parents think we should be. Every human walking the earth has a story. As we come into contact, we cannot help but to project our story onto each other. When we take the time to get to know our own story, our own beliefs, our own limitations, the more we begin to see what belongs to us and what belongs to the other. If we are blind to this when we have children, they quickly become the screens for our personal movie.
February 4, 2019
When our child is tantruming, pushing back or having a difficult time it can be challenging for us to hold space in that moment because we have so many unshed tears ourselves.    Years and years of suppressed emotions that then get "triggered" when our child is going through something or an experience that we have not yet had the opportunity to work through or release ourselves.    So in the heat of the moment, it can be difficult to untangle which emotions belong to us and which ones belong to our child.   A mentor once offered me a very useful shift in perspective and that's what I want to share with you today.   Much Love, Christina           
January 31, 2019
It can be exhausting to go through every day guiding a young child this way and that way, moment by moment. When you develop a routine it will carry the whole family and the child quickly learns what is coming next which supports them to go with the flow. By setting a routine you are deciding ahead of time, with your partner and any other caregivers, what your limits are and where they lie. This way when something unexpected comes up, you are supported by this framework.
January 29, 2019
Thank you for listening in.   I hope that you keep up with the content I post, subscribe, and share your learnings with those that need to hear it.   Your comments matter deeply to me so make sure you drop in and say 'Hello"   ► Check out my Alexa skill here: https://littlesprigs.com/dailyparentingtips   ► Follow me online here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlesprigs/   Much Love, Christina
December 5, 2018
Emotional and social intelligence grows and develops through relationship and primarily through the experiences that a child has with his or her parents. When we offer our children empathy and help them to cope with negative feelings like anger, sadness, and fear, we create a foundation of loyalty and trust that our children carry with them throughout their lives. This is a quick story of how I approach this with my daughter. In Service, Christina
April 18, 2016
Sandra Fazio is the author and founder of The Conscious Parent Blog, where she writes and shares what it means to be a conscious parent through her own parenting journey, ... The post Journey towards conscious parenting with Sandra Fazio appeared first on Little Sprigs.
March 29, 2016
Aric Bostick is One Awesome Guy As a former teacher, Aric inspires educational audiences nationwide—having equipped more than a half million people with energy and strategies to overcome personal challenges and achieve life-long ... The post How To Be An Awesome Parent appeared first on Little Sprigs.
February 19, 2016
Do you find yourself engaging in power struggles, negotiations, and arguments with your children? Do you want to stop relying on bribes, threats or punishments to get your children to ... The post Parenting Without Power Struggles appeared first on Little Sprigs.
February 13, 2016
The post The Truth Behind The Bedtime Battle appeared first on Little Sprigs.
January 28, 2016
Today we are going to look at 2 distinct ways in which individuals view intelligence and learning, through mindset. Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist ... The post Raising Confident and Resilient Children with Teagan Bruce appeared first on Little Sprigs.
January 21, 2016
“Mothers have an untapped spiritual power within us…qualities of connection, nurturing, intuition and a spiritual authority that comes from our ‘being’, not our ‘doing’.” – Suzi Lula Suzi Lula is ... The post Self Care As A Spiritual Practice appeared first on Little Sprigs.
January 12, 2016
“My love is unconditional. No matter what you could ever do, what you could ever say, where you could ever go, Mommy’s Love is unlimited. It will never stop, it ... The post Empowering Your Child Through Unconditional Love appeared first on Little Sprigs.
December 25, 2015
There are 5 Natural Emotions that all humans feel and need to express. Love, Grief, Fear, Envy, and Anger. Unfortunately, most of us were not allowed to fully express these ... The post 5 Natural Human Emotions appeared first on Little Sprigs.
December 11, 2015
At each turn of the New Year, People make lists of how they want to shift their lives. Lose weight, stop smoking, set a routine, and so on. Why does ... The post Setting Intention appeared first on Little Sprigs.
November 30, 2015
Fonta is a Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Educator. Using perceptual and behavioral tools she teaches a rich mix of logical and emotional communication for professional development. Area of Specialism include ... The post The Power of Nonverbal Communication and How It Effects Your Children appeared first on Little Sprigs.
November 15, 2015
This is a difficult place and the definitions of these ideas often get wrongly exchanged... So I want to start by breaking them down a bit. Threats are empty and cruel. They simply teach our children to fear us rather than to problem solve and understand how behavior is related to consequences. There is a difference between natural and logical consequences and we have to be careful not to exchange the word consequence for punishment. Especially when it is handed down out of frustration and anger. The post The Difference Between Threats and Consequences appeared first on Little Sprigs.
November 7, 2015
Hey Everybody, Happy November! I really love this time of year. I can’t say that I enjoy the sun going down at 5:07pm. That is a bummer to my evening ... The post How to Handle Your Child’s Big Emotions appeared first on Little Sprigs.
October 30, 2015
What you’ll learn in this episode: *What is the difference between the different exemptions and how do they affect the different ages? *What resources do you offer parents who are ... The post What Parents and Schools Need To Know About California’s New Vaccine Law appeared first on Little Sprigs.
March 25, 2015
The post The Secret Power of Storytelling w/ David Sewell McCann from Sparkle Stories appeared first on Little Sprigs.
March 23, 2015
The post How To Get Your Child To Listen w/ Christina Perez appeared first on Little Sprigs.
February 3, 2015
The post Aware Parenting with Dr. Aletha Solter appeared first on Little Sprigs.
January 16, 2015
The post The Stories We Tell Our Self w/ Rob Scott appeared first on Little Sprigs.
January 8, 2015
Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of fourteen books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well ... The post How to Stop Bribing Your Child and Move Away From Rewards and Punishment w/ Alfie Kohn appeared first on Little Sprigs.
December 10, 2014
The post Potty Talk w/ Angela Kuhlmann appeared first on Little Sprigs.
December 3, 2014
The post Work Life Design w/ Nick Pavlidis appeared first on Little Sprigs.
November 20, 2014
Mariah Joy is a Conscious Parenting Guide working with parents, teachers and mentors to cultivate deeply connected, long lasting relationships with their children, and more peace and harmony in their homes and classrooms.
November 12, 2014
Meinir has been teaching children for over 34 years. She currently runs the show at The New Village School, a Bay Area independent school located in Sausalito, redefining education for children in grades K-12. http://www.thenewvillageschool.org/
November 4, 2014
Dr. David Bardsley holds a B.Sc., M.Sc., D.D.S. and Fellowship in Oral & maxillofacial Surgery. He is the founder of Silver Eagle Media, a company dedicated to helping individuals increase their cognitive ability and perform at their highest intellectual level. He has spent the past five years crisscrossing the country presenting to business executives, teachers, parents, students and has recently authored the book, “The Less Than Perfect Child.”
October 28, 2014
Janet is the Founder of Boys Alive! As an Author, Educator, and Family Coach, she has been advocating for boys for two decades. With her warm and engaging style, Janet supports parents and teachers nationally and internationally to understand how males and females learn, interact, and interpret the world differently.
October 21, 2014
Karen has been teaching personal biography workshops for over two decades. She offers deep insights into what it means to be human and how to understand the natural cycles of life we all go through.
October 14, 2014
Based in San Francisco, Fonta runs Eloquence Studio which offers in depth training on verbal vs nonverbal communication skills.
September 29, 2014
Swami Sitaramananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and acharya of the US West Coast centers and Ashram. I love Swami Sita!
September 11, 2014
Dr. Siegel’s book, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation offers the general reader an in-depth exploration of the power of the mind to integrate the brain and promote well-being.
September 11, 2014
Meinir has been teaching children for over 34 years and currently runs the show at The New Village School, a Bay Area independent school located in Sausalito, redefining education for children in grades K-12.
September 11, 2014
Meinir has been teaching children for over 34 years. She currently runs the show at The New Village School, a Bay Area independent school located in Sausalito, redefining education for children in grades K-12.
September 11, 2014
Mothering Arts is a wish. A vision. A hope.It’s a wish for all new mothers and their babies to be cared for and nurtured. It’s a wish for every mother to feel that she is supported and worthy of self-care. It’s a wish for mothers, babies, elders and wise women to come together share wisdom, nurturing and inspiration within their community.
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