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Families, and the Welfare and Protection of Children

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“Our society does not focus on families and family wellness, or on the welfare and protection of children.” Nina Sidell, M.A.

It is  my belief and observation that among all of the rapid societal changes we are experiencing, we are losing ground on certain matters of heartfelt importance. Evidence all-around illustrates the absence and minimizing effects of the importance of family life as well as the welfare and protection of children. For generations, family values and goals were spoken of and marketed to in all walks of life. Recent years the family is deteriorating, with the increased divorce rate and focus on a modern-day, “survival of the fittest”. We are coping with more stress than ever before in a multitude of ways.

With all of our social changes, the breakdown of the family coupled with the neglect of our children is on an upswing. We must keep our children safe in every possible way.

While the welfare and protection of children has not always been historically stellar, it has existed at our social core. What I can tell is that we are “adultifying” our children and their world, blatantly forgetting and neglecting to protect our children’s developmental needs and processes. This shows up in our media, social and interpersonal connections. It is as if children have joined the ranks of all else who are in the race to hurry up or survive. Conversations omit the importance of protecting our children’s collective innocence, as appearances of adult language, themes, permissive parenting, and increased violence toward and between our youth appear all too frequently.

There is too much to deal with today; without the awareness and skills to effectively cope with or improve challenging situations, we revert to “business as usual”.

Do all that you can to increase your gratitude for your family, past and present. Take care to parent with consciousness, whether your children are little or grown. Take a stand and be a voice of light in the darkness in a world on overwhelm. Reign back into the wisdom of your heart and the people who matter most. If everyone does this, our world can begin to heal with love and peace.

“Be receptive to lifelong learning, no matter what you think you already know. There is an endless supply of teachable moments for you and your child on your shared life’s journey.”

Nina Sidell, M.A. “Parenting for Life”. For your copy: https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Life-Nina-Sidell-M-A/dp/1506175589

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The Value of Mothering

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” Be willing to be your own internalized mother or father, capable of the specific nurturing you still need. Be an attentive parent to your inner child.” Nina Sidell, M.A.

As a child, we are given the caregivers that we inherit. The variation of mothers, fathers, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents raising children spans the globe. In honor of Mother’s Day, in specific, this blog article is written. Mothers worldwide deserve our place in the conversation.

As children experience childhood, they need a safe and consistent nurturing figure with whom they feel loved, protected, respected, and well-modeled. Often a mother fits this description. In today’s world, we have so many configurations of parenthood adding to the primary mother, that is a modern reality.

If you want to increase your appreciation for your mother and pass that on think about these ideas:

  • Mom’s learn how to mother from their mothers.
  • A Mother is the first woman and teacher in their child’s life.
  • All Mother’s do the best they can with the skills and awareness they have at the time.
  • Mother’s teach about safety, security, and the freedom to explore.
  • A Mother is a child’s first love object and attachment figure.
  • A Mother is a child’s first playground.
  • Mother’s love, accept,and see their child’s brilliance and uniqueness.
  • Mother’s cherish their babies, even when they are all grown up.
  • Mother’s are invested in their children’s happiness and well-being for a lifetime.
  • Mother’s give of themselves without being asked or thanked, just for the desire to give to their child.
  • All Mother’s are the most powerful role model for their daughters.
  • All Mother’s are the most significant female role models for their sons.
  • With unconditional love and respect, a Mom and her child can continue to evolve.
  • The relationship between a Mother and her child lasts for a Lifetime; there’s endless love and growth potential.
  • You can be an inner parent to your inner child, seeking healing if you need to resolve trauma, conflict, or childhood wounds.
  • The gift of good Mothering effects children’s entire lives.
  • Mothering is at the heart of our society, if we would acknowledge and cherish it, instilling individual, family and social growth.

Happy, Healthy Mother’s Day to all Mom’s! Thank you for helping to create happy children, families, and conscious parenting practices that help build a happy and healthy society.

To learn more, get your copy of my Mom’s Choice Award-Winning book, “Parenting for Life”. Dr. Deepak Chopra says, “If you are interested in conscious parenting, this book is an excellent guide.” https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Life-Nina-Sidell-M-A/dp/1506175589

Live Inspired! ®

Nina~ www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com

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Deal with Difficult People in a Spiritual Way

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Join Nina Sidell, M.A. for this 3-hour workshop to help you identify the difficult people in your life and explore ways to support your spiritual growth, despite of or because of those relationships. There will be a lecture, a creative visualization process, writing exercises, partner exercises, and large group sharing for those who want to share. This will be a transformative event.

For those of you who have experienced Nina’s skills and talents, get ready for this spiritually relevant learning workshop. This is the place to be if you have any difficult people in your life. Nina teaches and inspires with skill and care to help you work through difficult relationship patterns using life coaching, psychology, spirituality, and creativity. Learn new tools and skills to explore in the group and practice with homework. You will discover and be supported to be your best self as you deal with difficult relationships and thrive.

Deal with Difficult People in a Spiritual Way is designed to support you to:
•Grow from your relationships and life lessons and allow yourself to evolve.
•Be introspective and self-aware in the midst of challenges.
•Learn to set strong boundaries with difficult people.
•Make conscious choices in your relationships and reactions/responses.
•Practice adequate self-care so that you feel centered, strong, calm, and balanced.
•Detach with Love and empower yourself to effectively diffuse difficult moments.
•Be empathetic with everyone, including the difficult person, and with yourself.
•Accept that with growth comes changes, endings, and new beginnings.
•Set a good example and live your truth.

Reserve Your Seat Today with your Payment.Scroll down to 3-hour Workshops: https://liveinspiredwithnina.com/hiresign-up/

I look forward to working with you.
Live Inspired! ®
Nina~

How Therapy Helps

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“Good psychotherapy keeps clients safe, feeling free to be themselves while risking: expanding awareness and healing that is carried forward”. Nina K. Sidell, M.A.

When you take the step to consult with a psychotherapist, there are many things for you to consider. If you are doing this for yourself, your relationship, your family, or the courts you will gain the most going into it with some important knowledge. In my private practice experience spanning over thirty years, I have taught my clients to empower themselves when selecting me in a consultation phone call or someone else to work with. Psychotherapy can help you to understand and resolve acute or chronic issues and patterns as time unfolds.

Here is what to look for:

  1. Interview therapists who specialize in what you need help with. You can also seek general professional support and explore areas together.
  2. The initial consultation or meeting establishes if there is a safety and comfortable connection and the sense that the clinician can skillfully help you.
  3. Choose a clinician who welcomes questions, self-expression, and feedback so that you are actively part of the therapeutic process.
  4. Trust your intuition and feelings when choosing a private practice or psychotherapist. You will know who you feel most comfortable to work with.
  5. Take into consideration therapists who have been recommended by former clients, other therapists, credentialed sites like Psychology Today, family law attorneys and the courts.

Here is how therapy helps when done well:

  1. You are more self-aware, feel emotionally better, and think more clearly about your issues, your part in the problem and healing process/ solution.
  2. You have an improved mental attitude and emotional lightness once healing unfolds.
  3. Growth is second nature to you as learning, growing and healing become a part of your life’s story.
  4. You develop your self-honesty, resilience, and authenticity by courageously looking at yourself and your pain.
  5. Your relationships deepen or fall away, helping you continue to grow.
  6. You find love and empathy for your younger or current self and for those you love.
  7. Your inner strength and confidence, improved attitudes and behaviors improve.
  8. You have the experience of “doing your work”.
  9. Your old defense mechanisms and coping mechanisms evolve to better fit your life now.
  10. You integrate new ideas about yourself, your relationships, and the world into your view.

Reach out if you are looking for individual, couples or family therapy. I am here to help using Talk Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapies, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Bioenergetics, Meditation, and Mindfulness. I am an insightful, experienced, empathetic, strength-based therapist who is, “gently confrontational” in my clinical approach. Email me at: Nina@LiveInspiredwithNina.comor call me at: 215-628-0282 to schedule your Free Phone Consultation.

Live Inspired! ® Nina~

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We’ve Forgotten How to Keep Our Children Safe!

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In these times and over the course of time, we have lost some of our vital human values. In particular the societal importance placed upon the family as well as the protection and guidance of children have gone awry.  In our society, children are subjected to more than overly adult, boundary-less, life-threatening, and intolerable circumstances.

Everywhere you look and listen these days, there are frightening events, Continue Reading…