2013: 31 Days of Creativity

Creativity and Compassion

October 6, 2013

Research shows that compassion is a process that involves noticing, appraising, feeling and responding.  Each of these aspects is also related to psychological flexibility which is in turn, related to creativity. Take a few minutes today to expand your creativity:  try to do some extra noticing.  Notice small things.  Notice your own feelings and responses […]

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Innovation can be defined as “a new idea, device, or method; the application of new solutions that meet new requirements or inarticulate needs.” Synonyms include: change, alteration, revolution, upheaval, transformation, metamorphosis, breakthrough. Anyone who has been a parent for even a week can attest that innovation is essential as a baby or child grows. In […]

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Contemporary discipline techniques often rely on shame, blame, punishments or rewards and these features can prevent children from learning the pro-social lessons we intend them to learn. Creativity can help us avoid knee-jerk or negative reactions and tap into our patient, inner teacher. Creativity necessarily relies on limits and boundaries, but it helps us crack […]

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Psychological flexibility can help you enjoy the more challenging aspects of parenting, such as sleep and discipline. Exploring your own feelings about parenting choices and where those feelings originated can help dispel fears related to those sensitive issues and help clear the way to make choices you feel confident with while leaving some room to […]

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What if?

October 2, 2013

What if every child was allowed to grow to their full potential?  What if every child had the chance to participate in activities to help them grow, instead of stifle their natural born creativity? Did you know children often display intellectual playfulness, or the ability to work with “what ifs” and create amazing ideas.  Maybe […]

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Encouraging Curiosity

October 1, 2013

Welcome to Attachment Parenting Month 2013.  This year’s theme is “Parenting Creatively: The Art of Parenting”.  We look forward to sharing little bits of wisdom every day this month.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015) Every child asks “why” questions, but did you ever wonder why they do? It is a sign their mind is […]

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Welcome to AP Month 2013!  This year, AP Month celebrates the theme of “Parenting Creatively:  The Art of Parenting.” We’ll explore what that means by looking at some of the aspects of creativity that fall squarely in the context of nurturing our children as well as ourselves. Join us as we discover and share about […]

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