Thursday, May 26, 2011

Graduating Cub Scouts

I’m so proud of my grandson, McKevlin, who graduated from Tiger Cub Scouts last week. This type of social outing builds character and self-esteem while helping kids make friends and accomplish goals. I was in Girl Scouts when I was a preteen and I loved the meetings because we got to do arts and crafts, which I still enjoy today. I remember the campouts we embarked upon—it rained every time!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The End of the School Year

I remember the last day of school as being a field day. There were relay races, games, competitions and parties all day long. Then, when we got home from school there was even more celebration: water balloon battles, staying up late, going to a friend's house, etc. What are some of your fondest memories from the last day(s) of school when you were a kid?

Here are a couple of photos of my SC grandkids getting some end of the year awards from their teachers.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Want to Learn More about Parenting Coaching?

An ACPI Informational Teleconference Call is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 at 2 PM CT and 7 PM CT to discuss how you can become an ACPI Certified Parenting Coach in three months through our new Immersion parenting coaching program. This teleconference call will give you the chance to ask Dr. Goode questions about ACPI's new Immersion program that starts in June after Memorial Day and ends before Labor Day.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

When Fear Turns into an Anxiety Problem

By Yvonne Perry

It’s normal for early school age children to develop fears of insects, reptiles, strangers, and other tangible things they can see or touch. But, some kids, including teenagers, are afraid of intangible things such as the ghosts they are able to see, hear, and sense. More and more intuitive kids today are reporting their psychic abilities and the disturbances that accompany such activity.

Is your child getting visual images, having dreams, or sensing something isn’t quite right? This intuitive insight can help you redirect him by listening and offering to help him end his unhealthy relationship or association with an entity. However, young children may have trouble communicating their feelings, fears, and distresses. You may have to look for other indicators. Clinginess and sudden outbursts of anger are signs that your child is worried about something. If your intuitive teenager who normally does well at school suddenly becomes fearful or starts missing school or doing poorly on exams, he or she may have developed anxiety due to a paranormal experience that he or she is afraid to discuss with you.

Empathic children who see, feel, and hear in another dimension can be adversely affected by this energetic overload. An empath is sensitive to what is obvious as well as unseen things such as ghosts and the thoughts, emotions, and illnesses they sense around them. Empaths may get hunches, see mental pictures, hear voices, or have a gut feeling that supplies hidden information about people and situations. They may also get a physical sensation in their body that lets them know where another person is afflicted or suffering.

Fears that are overwhelming or last too long can lead to an anxiety problem. If you notice changes in your child's behavior, social interaction, sleeping patterns, or in the way she deals with her feelings, you may need to step in—especially if the patterns continue for more than three or four weeks. And if they continue for several months you need to seek professional help.

If your child reports seeing entities, but doesn’t show any of the usual anxiety symptoms, then you have nothing to worry about. Keep an open line of communication so the child feels comfortable talking to you regarding their sixth sense.

It will be helpful to teach your child how to keep her energy field (aura) clear and establish boundaries with ghosts. Chapter 9 of Yvonne Perry’s book lists many ways to help your energy-sensitive child. Learn more about WHOSE STUFF IS THIS? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You at .

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Storm by Keani

Keani has created a piece with acrylic paint on canvas he calls "The Storm."

He was inspired by "A Stormy Adventure ~ Facing the fear of Storms," one of the twelve stories in The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

How Early Do Humans Show Empathy?

Empathy allows us to understand and share the feelings of another person. Empathy makes us good citizens and reminds us that the world does not revolve around us. It pushes us to acknowledge the people around us as we participate in their emotional lives. Empathy is what makes other people matter to us.

My adult children brought their kids, (my grandsons) to visit this past weekend. The babies, being born only two weeks apart in 2009 are now 14 and almost 15 months old. Even though their personalities are totally different, Jonas and Liam play pretty well together. But already they are showing signs of jealousy. If I hold one, I have to hold the other one too. Same with toys and Goldfish crackers! One for each—no favorites. So, I was really surprised when I found them showing empathy at such an early age in their moral and social development.

The boys have only been walking a couple of months and they are still a little unsteady on their feet. They were hugging each other when Jonas fell backward and bumped his head on the wall. Liam squatted down next to him as if to see if his cousin was okay. I was amazed! He really seemed to care that Jonas fell down. Who knows? Maybe he was just checking to make sure he didn’t have an extra Goldfish clinched in his fist. I did some research about this and found that according to Dr. Kyle Pruett, children’s brains develop empathy from birth to age eight. As early as nine months children learn that other people have emotions. I saw this in Jonas on Sunday. He was flinging his arms while his mom was feeding him. He accidentally hit his mom in the face. When she jumped back and said, “Ouch!”, Jonas hung his head down as if he was sorry for his action.

Empathic children become empathic adults. Jonas’ brother, Sidney, is almost ten years old. I’m forever impressed with the love, respect, and concern he shows his baby brother as they play together. This makes me wonder if empathy is a learned behavior or if it is a human instinct to care for one another. Your thoughts on this are appreciated. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Yvonne Perry is a metaphysical teacher helping people transform their lives through a liberating view of our oneness with the Divine. Serving as a prophetic voice of healing, she hosts a weekly talk show in which she interviews guests who see their true selves as loving, accepting, and unified spirit beings awakening to their spiritual potential. Yvonne offers encouragement through her lectures, workshops, and discussion group forums.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sports is a Great Way to Make Friends

Here are a couple soccer pictures of my grandkids. McKevlin is an awesome goalee and Keilie is a feisty runner/defender. She scored a goal and McKevlin kicked out a lot of shots last Saturday! They love it.
And I love that they are staying active physically and as part of their community. Sports is a great way to make friends, learn new skills, and push to be the best you can be.

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Live Chat on Parenting Intuitive Children

  • Are your coworkers, friends, and family members like psychic vampires who siphon your energy and leave you feeling drained? 
  • Feeling angry, depressed, or sick much of the time? 
  • Does your child see and talk to spirits, ghosts, or imaginary friends? 
  • Do you or your children have physic abilities?
  • Do you want to raise your vibration to a level that makes you invisible to lower-vibrating energy.
Yvonne Perry will be on a live chat to answer these and other questions with Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten tonight May 10th at 9 PM Eastern, 8 Central, 7 Mountain, 6 Pacific. Mark your calendar, put a note by your computer, or on your smart phone to join us at Intentional Conscious Parenting for the live chat.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

A tremendous asset for teaching life skills to children

I'm thrilled to have a new book review of The Sid Series ~ Collection of Holistic Stories for Children to share with you today. See what Carol Lawrence has posted at

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Is Sleep Walking Related to Astral Travel or Projection?

Have you ever wondered why some kids (and adults) are prone to taking a stroll about the house during the night? Regardless of age, we are all more open to spiritual exploration during our sleep. Children—especially intuitive children—are easily able to tap into the spirit realm night or day. It’s no surprise then, that an intuitive child when deeply asleep is totally in another zone—an “out of body” experience in which some aspect of the human psyche actually travels to other dimensions.

Astral projection and astral travel are common among spiritually-gifted kids. It is important to understand the difference between astral travel and astral projection.

Astral travel is a process of projecting the consciousness into visual scenes. In meditation we might call this journeying or visualization. Some intuitives (empaths) may actually feel as if they are in the place imagined. However, astral traveling does not remove us from the physical body.

Astral projection is when our astral body actually travels to other places. This mainly occurs while asleep in dream states. The rapid eye movement phase is normally aligned with this phenomena. The person is only aware of the experience if he or she has memories afterward. Although we all have out-of-body experiences from time to time, there are those who can intentionally project their astral body and have a genuine experience while awake.

Sleep walking is caused when the astral body is unable to release itself from the physical body. The desire to project will animate the physical body without conscious awareness. A sleep walking person should not be awakened while in this state. Instead, help direct and get them back in bed and allow them to awaken on their own.

Yvonne Perry is a frequent guest blogger on this site. Her grandson, Sidney, was prone to sleep walking episodes when he was younger. One night his mother, Amanda, awoke and saw Sid standing at the foot of her bed. She was about to ask him to go back to bed when she realized it was his astral body and not his physical body standing there. Naturally, she was startled and jumped out of bed to check on him. She found him sound asleep in his own bed in his room. This demonstrates astral projection.

Our bodies are able to perform automatic functions like walking, drinking, urinating, or driving while having an out-of-body experience. You’ve probably found yourself so deep in thought while driving that you got from point A to point B without not being aware of how you got there. Perhaps you were deep in a daydream while walking and didn’t realize you had crossed the street until you “came to." I’ve left my house many times so preoccupied with thoughts that I couldn’t remember whether or not I turned off the stove or let down the garage door. However, my body automatically performed these functions while my mind strayed. It’s the same way when you are asleep or having an astral projection or sleep walking.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe

Recently, I was asked to endorse What Would You Do? A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers (Headline Books) written by Melissa Ridenour. It was a pleasure to do so, and now I'll share that review with you

Obviously, there is a need for this information. A copy of this book arrived the same day that my stepgranddaughter told me she was learning about ‘safe touch’ at school. She had a difficult time explaining what she had learned, and since she is an A student, there must have been some flaw in how the material was presented. Written so children can understand without feeling panic, What Would You Do: A Kid’s Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers is the way I prefer my grandchildren learn about being safe.

“From understanding how to use Caller ID, setting a family code word, establishing an ICE (In Case of Emergency) list of safe people, to knowing what to do if a stranger comes calling, this book has everything a child needs to know about staying safe whether on the Internet, phone, or at home. With puzzles, quizzes, and a checklist to empower parents, this is a great handbook to help children discover their own answers to personal safety issues. This should be required reading for elementary schoolchildren.

—Yvonne Perry, author of Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You,, author of The Sid Series—A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children, member of National Writing for Children’s Center

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Out of the Mouths of Babies!

Author Yvonne Perry is the paternal grandmother of a intuitive child named Sidney, who is now nine years old. Before Sidney started school, he would stay at his grandparents’ house some weekends. They did all kinds of fun things together.

One day when Sidney was with his grandmother (known as Von-Von), he kept repeating, “Hannah, Hannah, Hannah.”All day long he called the name. Yvonne said she felt like he was trying to give her a message, but she also thought he was too young to be channeling. At about nine months old, he wasn’t even talking more than a few words.

Finally curiosity got the best of her and Yvonne called Sidney’s mom, Amanda, hoping to get some more information. Amanda had a friend who a daughter named Hannah. Amanda and Hannah’s mom gave birth within a few weeks of one another but they lost touch a few months later. The last Amanda knew about her friend was that she had a drug problem. Amanda and Yvonne said a prayer of protection for Hannah while they were on the phone. Amazingly, Sidney stopped repeating the child’s name after that.

The next week Amanda received a call from someone who was still in touch with Hannah’s family. Hannah’s grandmother had taken custody of the child because Hannah’s mother had been neglecting the baby girl.

Sidney continued to show signs of being spiritually aware. When he looked at his grandmother, he would sometimes look beside her or over her and giggle. Yvonne sensed then that her grandson was able to see in the spirit realm. That belief was confirmed one day when Sidney was about four years old.

He was with Yvonne in her office when she asked him to another room in the house to get something for her. He jumped up and started toward the door. Then, all of a sudden he stopped and wouldn’t go another step. He backed up closer to where his grandmother was sitting.

“What’s wrong, Sid?” she asked.

“Von-Von, who is that?” He pointed toward the hallway. She intuitively knew what was happening because she had seen the spirit of young boy flash across her foyer several days prior.

“I’m not sure what his name is,” she said, “but he will not harm you. Let’s call upon Archangels Chamuel and Michael.” Yvonne pulled Sid into her lap. He was still staring at the doorway.

“Archangels Michael and Chamuel,” she said, “We have the spirit of a lost boy in our house. Please come and help him see the light and go to a safe place where he can find his friends and family. Thank you.”

“He’s gone,” Sidney said. Then, he slid off Von-Von’s lap and walked through the doorway without hesitation.

Yvonne began to write about their adventures and the next thing she knew, she had a collection of stories. She compiled them into one full-color print book and titled it The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children. These twelve stories support intuitive children in the development of body, mind, and spirit. In the The Sid Series your child will:

• Learn about inner guidance through a garden visit with the fairies
• Face the fear of storms in a kayak on the Banana River
• Help a pirate find the real hidden treasure
• Find a ghost in Sid’s closet
• Use loving intention to heal a hurt puppy

I invite you to look inside the book at

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