By Vanessa Sanchez As the children applied their sunscreen, Bonnie noticed a rock in the middle of the sandpit and said, "Vanessa! There is a huge rock in the sand! That is not safe for us to play in. What if Cohen trips over it and falls?" The other children agreed with Bonnie. "We have [...]
By Sara Zacuto "Trust yourself, yes, but also trust children. They know what they need to do." ~Bev Bos
“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
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."
"“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."
By Sara Zacuto
"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen."
Guest post by Kelsie Castro
“Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.”
- Paramahansa Yoganandya
Written by: Sara Zacuto
“People have said, ‘Don’t cry’ to other people for years and years, and all it has ever meant is, ‘I’m too uncomfortable when you show your feelings. Don’t cry.’ I’d rather have them say, ‘Go ahead and cry. I’m here to be with you.”
― Mr. Rogers
"We teachers must see ourselves as researchers, able to think, and to produce a true curriculum, a curriculum produced from all of the children.
What we so often do is impose adult time on children’s time and this negates children being able to work with their own resources."
a guest post by
The courage to choose to try, and then try again. The courage to trust someone when they say, “now push up on that bent leg” and most importantly the courage to ask for help when you need it. Their bodies were made for this, we can have the courage to trust them!