CONSCIOUS PARENTING GUIDE


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www.consciousparentingguide.com

by Julie Le Gal Brodeur

CONTACT:consciousparentingguide@gmail.com

 

Welcome.  This is a practical quick-reference guide for those seeking a conscious approach to pregnancy, birth and early childhood parenting, based childhood parenting, inspired by Rudolf Steiner or Waldorf principles.

 

The suggestions found on the site aim to support the natural development of the physical body, encouraging agility, physical confidence and grace, and allow the feeling life, the imagination, the emerging consciousness and future thinking abilities to arise and flourish without hindrance.



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WELCOME,     ABOUT,     PRE-CONCEPTION,     PREGNANCY,     PREPARING FOR BIRTH,     BIRTH,

THE FIRST MONTHS,     CLOTHING AND CARE FOR THE BABY,     THE FIRST YEAR,     FROM ONE TO THREE,

ARTICLES,     RECOMMENDED READING,   LINKSBIBLIOGRAPHY

 

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WELCOME

ABOUT

    About conscious parenting

    About the site

    How to make decisions

    List of basic principals

    Disclaimer

    Copyright and rights of use

    Site map

    Reviews

    About the author

    CONTACT

 

PRE-CONCEPTION

    Preparing for conception

    Physical readiness for conception

    Lifestyle and attitude

    Beauty and cleaning products

    Cleaning

 

PREGNANCY

    The effects of the mother's thoughts

        and emotions on the unborn child

    Stages of pregnancy

    The father's role in pregnancy

    Lifestyle habits and stress

    Single mothers

    Planning ahead for working mothers

    Diet and nutrition in pregnancy

    Things to avoid in pregnancy

    Exposure to abuse and violence

    Exercise and body treatments

    Energy maintenance

    Making a home

 

PREPARING FOR BIRTH

    Advantages of a natural birth

    Midwives

    Doulas

    A birth plan

    Prenatal (ante-natal) classes

    Perineal massage

    Preparing for the baby

    Baby equipment

 

BIRTH

    Preparation for labour

    Warmth during labour

    Nourishment during labour

    Fathers and birth helpers

    Protecting the birth

    Care of the newborn immediately after the birth

    The importance of breastfeeding and colostrum

    Foods that help in milk production

    Baby blues and post partum depression

 

THE FIRST MONTHS

    Early parental devotion

    The first forty days

    Welcoming the baby, nourishing the senses

    On over stimulating the baby

    Respecting the baby's first tasks

    Slings

    Crying, colic and teething

 

CLOTHING AND CARE FOR THE BABY

    The importance of warmth

    The importance of natural fabrics

    Design and simplicity of clothing and surroundings

    Swaddling

    Bedding

    Bathing

    Diapering (nappies)

    Sleeping 

    Health and illness

    Vaccinations

    Circumcision

    Out and about

 

THE FIRST YEAR

    Parents as guides

    The baby's surroundings

    Observing stages

    Learning and over-stimulation

    Toys

    Nutrition and first foods

    Rhythm meals and sleep

    Language and baby talk

    The negative effects of media

    Baby proofing the home

    Valuing parenting, staying at home vs. day care

 

FROM ONE TO THREE

    Being a role model

    Stages of development

    Warmth, clothing and shoes for young children

    Environment of the young child

    Diet and nutrition after one

    Creating rhythm and rituals

    Creating a home life through the year

    Toys and the importance of play

    Using the toilet

    Giving choices and reasoning

    Discipline and speaking to the child

    Playgroups


RECOMENDED READING

    Early childhood parenting

   Childhood parenting, adolescence, media

   Craft and festival resources

   Nutrition

   About Waldorf, Steiner Education

   Links


ARTICLES


Conscious Parenting Guide  www.consciousparentingguide.com 2009 

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Copyright © Julie Le Gal Brodeur 2009         Updated Sept 12, 2010