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Cara Tyrrell, Founder Core4Parenting
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Why your baby often crawls backwards before forwards.

Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies of all time. Seriously, I was ten years old when the movie came out, and spent two years begging my parents to let me watch it, primarily because I loved dancing so much. 

And at the ripe old age...

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The Science of Sleep first time mom foundational skills infant motherhood newborn skills sleep sleep soothing

In the first article, Welcome to the World Little One, we explored your baby’s basic survival needs during the newborn phase. 

In the second, What is Self-Soothing, Really? We explored the process of calming ourselves and how it connects to our sense of self. We learned that...

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What is Self-Soothing Really? first time mom foundational skills infant motherhood newborn self care skills sleep sleep soothing

In the first article of the series, Welcome to the World Little One, we explored your baby’s basic survival needs during the newborn phase. 

Today we tackle self-soothing. 

Google it and you get a lot about babies, kids, and the ability to fall asleep and calm down by themselves....

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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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Brene Brown said to Dare Greatly so I promptly burst into tears about me character core4 education kindergarten skills teaching

I just finished listening to Brene Brown's book, Daring Greatly, and promptly burst into tears.

I nearly made it too. But the last four minutes did me in.

You know when, back in the day, you went to a movie theatre and it was a tear jerker but you kept it together, so as not to blubber cry...

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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. 2 Who is the COVID Generation & How Do We Support Them?
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Ep. 2 Who is the COVID Generation & How Do We Support Them? core4 covid generation pandemic mom skills

Today we're talking about the title of this show, why you're here, why you're listening.  You're a pandemic mom, and that has many meanings. So let's break it down. You can be a pandemic mom if you had an infant or a toddler or a preschooler when the world shut down in 2020.

You were still...

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