10 Intuitive Pathways of Parenting

What are the intuitive pathways that can be incorporated into the family environment to encourage confidence and independence?  The ebook, Raising a Happy Spirit: The Inner Wisdom of Parenting lays out the chapters on intuitive pathways in easy to follow steps that are best introduced at young ages, but can be productive when used at any stage of development during a child’s life. These pathways are tools that encourage spiritual growth. They are:

  • Touch
  • Self-soothing
  • Imagination
  • Emotions
  • Role-playing
  • Humility
  • Forgiveness
  • Compassion
  • Truth
  • Interdependence

This blog post will focus on the first pathway, Touch.  

Touch is one of the most powerful forms of bonding. It creates an energetic connection that affects the resonance within the individual who is receiving the touch. It is a non-verbal way of saying a variety of caring, loving expressions such as “I love you,” “Please listen to what I am saying because it is important,” “I care about you,” and “I am here and present with you in this moment.”

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Children and Intuition

Our children are growing up in a society with many unhealthy outside influences that can lead to drug addiction, self-esteem issues, acting-out behaviors, apathy and no direction or purpose in their lives. Parents have the opportunity to counteract these negative patterns by incorporating the intuitive pathways. When children learn to get in touch with a deeper part of themselves–the part that feels, listens and experiences the world in a comprehensive way–growth and enlightenment actually happen.

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What is intuition? It is usually referred to as the inner voice—something that often arrives as a feeling rather than an intellectual, reasoned thought. It may start as a physical sensation, a feeling or an idea that pops into your mind out of nowhere and moves through your body and urges you to listen. We are all born with intuition. Intuition is what helps us determine right from wrong. When we pay attention to our intuition, it can protect us in dangerous situations, help us discover our life’s passions and desires and develop an inner trust for making good decisions.

Why is intuition important? The quick answer is that it leads to increased confidence and independence. When children are raised to listen to their intuitive messages, they learn to trust in their own feelings and thoughts. Decision-making becomes easier and more reliable.

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Two Ways of Love

Within the expansion of spiritual awareness comes the concept of love. There are two ways of loving: one is with conditions (which is the way most people show love) and one is without any conditions at all.

Conditional love is based on control. It is when your behavior shows, “I will love you  only if…” but you don’t actually say it to your child. Examples of this are when your child does something that you don’t like that limits your ability to love purely, or, when you have an idea of something your child should be, but is not, and you hold back love. This happens all the time, and most people aren’t even aware that they are doing it. We like to think that we strive to give unconditional love.

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Loving unconditionally  is the process of allowing children to be who they are and loving exactly what you see in them. It has nothing to do with control and everything to do with freedom. It is the ability to celebrate your child in their uniqueness.

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An example of spiritual living

When parenting you need to have rules and consequences for behavior, but sometimes what goes missing within the family dynamic is a depth of spiritual significance. This does not mean that you must be a church member or identify with a certain religion. It does mean that you get in touch with your spiritual self. When you use your creativity, humor and imagination to solve family problems, you are using the gifts of your spirit for the greater good. When you give yourself the space to be who you are, you will be able to grant your child the same kind of space in which to grow and allow them to learn about their own spirit.

Spirituality means searching for your truth, recognizing that people are different in their own unique ways, celebrating your gifts and learning to share them with the world for connection and healing. There is far more depth to your life than your everyday routine. Know when you are stuck. Have the courage and the inspiration to dig deep into your soul to know how to change for the better.

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If you pay attention to this intuitive voice, you will model this behavior for your children. Later, they will model this for their own children.

Raising children involves teaching them to search for their purpose and to learn to create their own happiness, to listen to their heart and feel the confidence to follow it no matter what others think. Parents must expect children to ultimately answer to themselves and not feel the need to impress others or seek unnecessary approval. The way to do this is to use your intuition. This is an example of spiritual living.

Intuition is one of our greatest assets as human beings. We are all born with intuitive wisdom, but we don’t always pay attention to this inner voice. As parents, we may not have been socialized to embrace our own intuition, so we don’t encourage our children to listen to theirs.  When parents give themselves permission to expand this level of awareness, it enriches their lives and overflows into the lives of their children.

This is an excerpt from the ebook, Raising a Happy Spirit: The Inner Wisdom of Parenting.  To order the complete copy, click here.

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Two Ways of Thought

When it comes to being a parent there are two important ways of thinking. When understood and put into practice, they create a solid foundation for your child’s growth and development.

Each child is an opportunity, not a property.  Each new life is a gift that you get for a borrowed amount of time. It is a beautiful chance for parents to guide and fill children with as much love, knowledge and inspiration as possible so they can be sent into the world as wise, self-trusting and responsible adults who know how to use their own intuition. These intuitive pathways encourage growth and personal power. Let your children know what a gift they are to this world.

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Following the Pathways of Inner Wisdom While Parenting



There are ten intuitive pathways that can be incorporated into most parenting styles for the purpose of enriching a child’s spirit. When these pathways are used throughout the child’s growth it fosters a sense of independence, confidence and meaning that many children lack in today’s world.

The ebook titled, “Raising a Happy Spirit: The Inner Wisdom of Parenting” is about the unspoken connections that lie at the base of all relationships. Intuitive pathways will help parents recognize the fullness of each child’s purpose. They are familiar staples of parenting but they aren’t discussed often. This ebook explains them in a new way with deeper meaning and substance.

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Raising a Happy Spirit

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Hi I am Julianna Lyddon and I am a life coach and I have a Master’s in marriage and family and in child counseling. I’m also a teacher and a mother of three adult children.

I want to share with you some information about my book entitled, “Raising a Happy Spirit – the Inner Wisdom of Parenting.”

One thing that makes this book really unique is that it is a Minibuk and the concept behind Minibuk is that you can take a powerful message and put it into a small package and make it easy for people to pass the information around, easy to understand, and more importantly, easy to assimilate these concepts into your daily life.

And one thing I have learned in my private practice is that we need to develop deeper more authentic relationships with our children. Sometimes I see that there’s such a disconnect between parents and children especially as the kids start to reach kind of the adolescent period.  

So I have provided some concepts in this book that will help you to teach things like compassion, humility, forgiveness, self soothing, interdependence. Now these aren’t concepts that are unfamiliar to you, however, sometimes we get stuck, we don’t quite know how to actually integrate these types of concepts int our daily parenting routine.

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Julianna on Arizona Midday

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Be sure to tune in to Arizona Midday to watch Julianna Lyddon, a Certified Life Coach with a master’s degree in marriage, family, and child counseling. She is also an author, clinical hypnotherapist, teacher, and spiritual advisor.

Julianna is a featured guest on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. This week Julianna shared her thoughts on teens and stress and how it is necessary to keep a checklist on your child so that you will be prepared for changes in emotions, experiences and behaviors.  Her biggest tip was to make time to talk daily so that you can be aware of what is happening with your child or teen and know what is normal for them and what is not.  As always seek outside help when necessary.

For more information or to schedule a session with Julianna, you may contact her directly at or visit her website at

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Connecting with your teenager

I want to talk to you parents, guardians, individuals that are raising children that are adolescents. Maybe they are in their pre teen years approaching adolescence.  Maybe you have a child that is acting out a bit and giving you a hard time. This is the issue and the topic I want to cover today in this video.  One thing I found when I was studying for my masters program for marriage and family and child therapy and what I have found in the real world and in my coaching practice, because periodically I coach parents on parenting and when they hit these road blocks and need just a little extra special attention, that we all need to practice our listening skills.  

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And I know as well because I am the mother of three grown children myself, and parenting can be very very hard.  Especially when we hit the adolescence with our kids.  Its as if they are poof and gone. One day you have this incredible child that communicates with you openly maybe gives you hugs in public, wants to talk to you, wants you to be included in their activities. And the next day they’re gone.  Its like where did that child go that we knew for so many years.  And it can be so frustrating and it can be really scary.  So the one thing that we need to practice as parents is being a better listener, me included at times.  I tell you what its not necessarily easy and it takes some practice and it takes patience.

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Is your teen pulling away?

 Is your teen pulling away?

Is Your Teen Pulling Away


Is your teen pulling away and you are feeling like you can’t reach them? Julianna, family expert, is going to give tips on how to bridge that gap with your teen on this Thursday, June 9th on Arizona Midday on Channel 12 at noon.

Here are a few of the tips she will share:

1. Pulling away isn’t necessarily a bad thing!

2. Allow your teens to work on problem solving skills

3. Talk less and listen more

4. Enforce behaviors that will build character and natural consequences, not just abiding by rules

5. Join them in activities they love

Watch Julianna’s interview for a complete discussion on these 5 topics.

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