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Cara Tyrrell, Founder Core4Parenting
Guest Blog Post: Caroline Tyrrell, Age 12 about me conscious parenting core 4 family motherhood parenting parenting gps parenting mission statemnet

A conversation for context.


My husband: “What do you want for Christmas?”

Me: “Finish renovating my office?” 

Him: “Ok.” 

He's a contractor by trade so I trust him and he has This Old House type vision for our home updates so I trust him even more.

He...

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When You Pay, You Play character conscious parenting family foundational skills mom life money parenting parenting wins raising children self care sense of self teaching

You’ve heard this quip, right? It’s along the lines of, put your money where your mouth is and no pain - no gain.  

In plain speak, we tend to take action when we feel invested. 

For example:

Your friend gives you free access to her newest online course and you never...

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Welcome to the World Little One! conscious parenting first time mom foundational skills infant mom life newborn sleep sleep soothing

We come into the world as brand new, tiny humans with three basic survival needs: food, shelter and sleep. Shelter represents safety. Food represents nourishment and growth. Sleep is the foundation of it all. 

Your newly born baby isn’t able to control any of these things. 

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I think You're Asking the Wrong Person conscious parenting core 4 flexible thinking motherhood parenting raising children skills

My daughter loves to sing and she’s blessed with a voice that, if she was willing to share it with the world, everyone would want to hear. 

Seriously, one day I yelled up the stairs and down the hall (as only the mother of a teenager can) Turn that radio down! 

It wasn’t the...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep 10. Raising Successful Kids Skill #5 Time Management
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Ep 10. Raising Successful Kids Skill #5 Time Management character conscious parenting core4 skills time management

Welcome back, mamas. Today we're wrapping up a six part series. We started this five episodes ago, talking about the skills that your COVID babies, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers need to practice every day in order to have a breadth of skill sets to go be ready learners and ready people to...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep 9. Raising Successful Kids Skill #4- Sense of Self
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Ep 9. Raising Successful Kids Skill #4- Sense of Self character conscious parenting core4 self identity sense of self skills

Welcome back, mamas. We are nearly through our top five executive functioning skills series that will help your child grow into a kindergarten and world ready kid. Today's skill doesn't actually sound like one.  Today's executive functioning skill is sense of self. Let's sit with that for a...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep 8. Raising Successful Kids Skill #3 - Flexible Thinking
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Ep 8. Raising Successful Kids Skill #3 - Flexible Thinking character conscious parenting core4 flexible thinking skills toddler mom

Welcome back, mamas. I am thrilled that we are still in the middle of our five part series of executive functioning skills. We can practice with our kids every day that will set them up for success in the real world.  Today, we are talking about flexible thinking, skill number three out of...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep 7. Raising Successful Kids Skill #2 - Emotional Regulation
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Ep 7. Raising Successful Kids Skill #2 - Emotional Regulation character conscious parenting core4 emotional awareness emotional intelligence emotional regulation eq skills

Hey mamas, welcome back. I'm so excited that we are in the depths of our six part series.  Highlighting the five essential skills that you need to practice with your child every day to raise them into great human beings who add value to the world.  Today we are on skill number two out...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep 6. Raising Successful Kids Skill #1 - Waiting
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Ep 6. Raising Successful Kids Skill #1 - Waiting conscious parenting core4 patience skills waiting

Welcome mamas! Welcome back! If you caught last week's episode, you know that this one is special. We are kicking off our deep dive into the five skills that we need to observe and create opportunities to practice with our kids so that they have a holistic, well rounded toolkit of skills to go...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep. 5 The Top 5 Skills of Successful Kids & How to Cultivate Them
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Ep. 5 The Top 5 Skills of Successful Kids & How to Cultivate Them conscious parenting core4 covid generation growth mindset skills

I am so excited because we're kicking off something really special this week. It's a six week series and we're covering in detail what I have been sharing with you in all these introductory episodes. The five self skills to practice with your COVID babies and toddlers every day that will set them...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep. 4 What is a Parenting GPS? (And Why You Need One!)
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Ep. 4 What is a Parenting GPS? (And Why You Need One!) character conscious parenting core4 parenting gps

Today we're talking about a concept that is near and dear to my heart, and it's deep inside the methodology here at Core 4 Parenting.  It's a concept that I created called the Parenting GPS.  Let me tell you a little story before we get started with how this applies to parenting. ...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep. 3 The Who vs. What Factor for Raising World Ready Kids
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Ep. 3 The Who vs. What Factor for Raising World Ready Kids character conscious parenting core4 toddler mom

Today's topic is one that is near and dear to my heart. It is another core inside the core four methodology.  It's the who versus what thinking that we use when we think about raising really good human beings. Think about it.

 

Who you are has been a really long journey to get to.

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