Conscious Parenting courses is a great course and I highly recommend it!
I enjoyed working with the kids on creativity exercises of various sorts. All kids these days are hyperactive and detached from the contact with nature so seeing the little ones working on some simple but inspiring exercises from the course, enjoying their creativity time, and preparing little surprises for me, their auntie, made us feel more as a family. The course is fun, full of exercises and tips for kids development. 12 modules try to cover all the areas within one's life, so there is much to enjoy but I would highlight: anger management, understanding core beliefs and of course relationships. Worth going back to it at different stages of life! I will probably re-do it again in a couple of years.
‘A child has a deep longing to discover that the World is based on Truth. Respect that longing. In our attempt to help children grow into Inspired Adults, we wish them to carry the Youthfulness of their Souls, and the Wonders of Childhood into their old age.'
Inspiring Conscious Parenting Quote by Natasa Pantovic Nuit.
"The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility – these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education." Rudolf Steiner
Children learn intuitively, perceiving the subtle inner relationships observing nature. Free creative play is an invaluable gift that children need to start properly relating to the outside world.
Exploring, experiencing and imitating the world of grown-us through the free play, children are given a chance to unconsciously learn and emotionally mature through their own games. Too much of today’s learning is structured, children are ‘directed’, ‘instructed’ and carefully ‘followed’ at all times, so they do not have a chance to experience learning through unobstructed observation.
Read the Main Article about Conscious Parenting and children developing: Rhythm, Intuition and Freedom
What is the real nature of a human being? What is our highest potential and how can we live it to fulfill the essence of our purpose?
We live in the world of impulses, noise, external light, and constant movement. The silence of a forest has disappeared from our life, we no longer listen to the sound of crickets before we fall asleep, 100s of frogs waking up at 3:00AM, a water source running through our back-yards, or wonder around the desert dunes listening to different types of winds.
Mother Earth, Gaia has given us an amazing range of shapes, colors, sounds, that a normal city dweller explores in an hour ‘outing’ when escaping from the ‘norm’, the reality of white walls and working desks that imprison their followers to a life-long time of work. A wild and wonderful kaleidoscope of dream-like shapes and figures of plants and animals is no longer our day-to-day reality. We escaped from it and replaced it with a matrix of square buildings, enforced ‘cleanliness’, and endless highways that exist only within their soul-less grey.
Main article: Children Free Play from Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents.
I said to my little girl who just came from Ethiopia - '...and do you remember, when you were 3 and living in Ethiopia, how did you bath?
We did not bath, she told me, playing with water, I don't remember having a shower - we went into the woods to have one...'
Hearing these words, from the lips of my beautiful little girl, some statistics suddenly hit me: