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Children and God

“Respecting the Formless God in Form”

A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. Occasionally, she would walk around to see each child’s work. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, the teacher asked what she was drawing.

The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.”

The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”

Without missing a beat or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”



This is just one example, of many, that no doubt exist around the world. It is so important to help children be open to and nurture their own connection with God, Spirit, Creator or whatever terms is used in any belief system.

Tending to a child’s spiritual development is a sacred responsibility. It is as important as tending to their physical, emotional, mentaland social needs and development.

Are You Happy…

I shared a link on my Raising Mindful Kids site of the simple childhood song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It….”  It reminded me of how much fun it was to sing it  and do the actions when I was a young girl. The bouncy energy of the children caught me off guard and I noticed myself break out into a smile.

In speaking with others recently, some in their 20’s and 30’s, we have observed that the true innocence of childhood seems to have vanished and  often been replaced with stress, of one kind or another. As adults, do we stop to really pay attention whether children (ours or someone else’s) are happy… I mean REALLY happy! For the most part our lives have become to rushed an busy to even think about being happy. We sacrifice happiness, our children’s and more importantly our own, for… what…??? Happiness is a state of ‘being’ and we are constantly ‘doing’.

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The Language of Love

This past week has had so many disheartening events in the world this past week, many hard to comprehend and process. I came across this and think there is valuable information in the video clip for us as adults and parents. There is also a section on how to help children. I have included a link to the Institute of Hearth Math as well.

Institute of Heart Math

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Aug 15, 2012

I'm a teacher, mother, grandmother. I spent many years being a camp counsellor and program director. I trust that by visiting here, you will rediscover much of the parenting wisdom already inside you – and be committed and willing to refocus your energies on raising a more happy, mindful, thriving family.

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