It’s About the Story

By Kelsie Castro "How many times have you noticed that it's the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?" ~Fred Rogers

Dear Sara…

“Conscious parenting is activism and activism is hard. Activists are cycle breakers. Breaking cycles requires deep change and that takes time. So activists need a lot of patience. It can be deeply painful. So we need the ability to bear great pain. It is often exhausting. So we need to be good at loving ourselves and taking care of ourselves. Conscious parenting is activism. You are changing the world.” – Vivek Patel

Listen To Children…

by Sara Zacuto "Trust children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted." ~John Holt

Dear Sara…

by Sara Zacuto "Listen to Mustn'ts, child, listen to the Don'ts. Listen to the Shouldn'ts, the Impossibles, the Won'ts. Listen to the Never Haves, then listen close to me. Anything can happen, child, Anything can be." ~Shel Silverstein

Dear Sara…

"An important element of respectful discipline is that it requires us to find that sense of certainty in ourselves as loving leaders for our children." ~Janet Lansbury

Love Letter to the Drifting Child

By Sara Zacuto "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." ~Brene Brown

The Kindness of Children

Guest post by Kelsie Castro “Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.” - Paramahansa Yoganandya

At The Core…

“Instead of thinking about caring for children as a kind of work, aimed at producing smart or happy or successful adults, we should think of it as a kind of love. Love doesn’t have goals or benchmarks or blueprints, but it does have a purpose. Love’s purpose is not to shape our beloved’s destiny but to help them shape their own.” Alison Gopnik, Ph.D.

Finding Joy in the Journey

Written by: Sara Zacuto "Parenting is the development of an extremely vital relationship, the model for every future relationship your child will engage in." ~Janet Lansbury