Embrace your beautiful mess of a life with your child. No matter how hard it gets, do not disengage… Do something-anything-to connect with and guide your child today. Parenting is an adventure of the greatest significance. It is your legacy.” – Andy Kerckhoff, from Critical Connection

Conscious Parenting on Children’s Happiness and matrix of influences: ‘We live surrounded by an increasingly complex matrix of impulses allowing strangers of all sorts (TV, media, Internet) interfere in our children’s mental, emotional and spiritual development. Understanding this intricate network and how does the human brain interacts with it is increasingly becoming our door to happiness and health.

Parents expect only two things from their children, obedience in their childhood and respect in their adulthood.

Sometimes I hesitate to use the term sexual abuse. It conjures up worst-case scenarios in our minds, and we think, “That will never happen to my kids.” And we never begin the conversation regarding sexual abuse with our children. But one violation left in secret can cause significant pain.

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