Book Review: The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

by Sara Zacuto "Empathy has no script. There is no right or wrong way to do it. It's simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting and communicating that incredibly healing message of "you're not alone." ~Brené Brown

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

Nurturework

By Sara Zacuto “Children need to be loved as they are, and for who they are. When that happens, they can accept themselves as fundamentally good people, even when they screw up or fall short. And with this basic need met, they’re also freer to accept (and help) other people. Unconditional love, in short, is what children require in order to flourish.” ~Alfie Kohn

An Open Invitation

By Kelsie Castro “There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” ~Pablo Picasso

Dear Sara…

"“Trust children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we couldn't be trusted." ~John Holt

I’m A Wrestler, Not A Fighter

By Dawn Velez "Facing risk helps children assess the world around them and their place in it. Over time, they see their abilities grow, and they become ever more confident about stretching their boundaries and taking appropriate chances. They also learn about their limits and the consequences of going too far beyond their limits." ~Joan Almon