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Parenting is all about Trust, Respect and an Wide Open Mind! Rosanne Cash performing at her father Johnny Cash's memorial. With some insight into the kind of man/parent the legend was. ----------------------------- TRANSCRIPT ------------------------ My father's integrity an artist was the same integrity that informed him as a parent. When I was a teenager I was lying on the bed in my room reading a book on Astrology and my dad walked in and asked me what I was reading and I handed him the book and said you do not really believe in this do you? and he said no, but I think you should find out everything you can about it and that one comment became the template on which I later based my entirely philosophy of parenting trust, respect and a wide open mind. My father's own wide open mind explored in a man's universal ideas sound, beauty, mystery, love, pain and rhythm. He offered that universe to us as our birthright to delight in our own treasures and slam up against our own walls - always knowing that his love was close. His heart was so expansive and his mind so finely tuned that he could contain both darkness and light, love and trouble, fear and faith, wholeness and shatteredness, addiction and enlightenment, old school and post modern, Baptist and Jew, the sacred and the silly, God and the void but always relentlessly with the back beat and the rhythm driving the paradoxes. Daddy was... (More)

What is Imran's Wish Class / Creative Expression

@Vidya Shankar How would you describe the class you have been guiding me to develop, how do you see it growing with more students and cascade, and what all must happen before its ready for other teachers/parents to take it up?

Conscious parenting is a term used by various psychologists (and others) to describe a style of parenting that usually focuses more on the parent and how mindfulness can drive parenting choices.
Put most simply, conscious parenting asks that instead of striving to β€œfix” your child, parents look inward at themselves. Conscious parenting views children as independent beings (though admittedly still developing over time), who can teach parents to become more self-aware.
A google introduction to conscious parenting.


by Alfie Kohn

Be reflective.
Reconsider your requests.
Stay focused on your long-term goals.
Put your relationship first.
Change how you see, not just how you act.
Be authentic.
Talk less, ask more.
Be mindful of your child's age.
Attribute to children the best possible motive consistent with the facts.
Don't stick to no's unnecessarily.
Don't be rigid.
Don't be in a hurry.