"We all desperately need more insight into what leads to happiness and what leads to pain." ~Pema Chodron

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Amy Childs

Happiness Consultant

Our Children, Ourselves

Conference calls and Philadelphia-area meetings are forming now! Send me an email for more information.


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January 8th, 2016 | Category: blog, calls, events, groups, parenting, unschooling, unschooling | Comments are closed

apr 3, 2012

A surprise twist to my year of “bardo:” I’m back in Philly! An 11-month-old (the child of dear friends) asked me to come and play with him for a couple of months, and it turned out to be an offer I couldn’t refuse. So here I am, living a few blocks from my kids and […]

may 5, 2011

Rather than following the Q&A format in this month’s parenting newsletter, I sent out a copy of the handout I created for a talk I gave to a group from the Holistic Moms Network.

It was such a sweet thing to be in a room full of moms, some dads, and lots of lots of […]

apr 1, 2011

Another Parenting With Trust newsletter went out yesterday – didja see it? No? Then read on….. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Hello friends, Welcome again to my Parenting With Trust newsletter, and let me start by thanking you […]

mar 1, 2011

I sent this out today:


Hello friends,

I am writing to those of you who asked to be reminded about my monthly parenting call (or who signed up for “everything”) to let you know that my conference call will NOT be happening this month. The conference line we were using has been […]

sep 27, 2010

In today’s podcast “Talking to Kids About Sex,” I spoke about a letter I wrote to my son in the summer after his 8th grade year. I post it here for you to read, ponder, copy or steal to your heart’s content.

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My mind got to wandering […]

march 8, 2010

The scenario goes something like this:

A client calls to talk about a phone call she received from her child’s teacher about her child’s {fill in the blank: bad grades, poor behavior, disinterest in subject matter, etc.}. The teacher asked the parents to come in for a special meeting, and now the mom’s stomach hurts […]