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Spiritual Parenting with Dr. Connie Kaplan

September 24, 2015

Spiritual Parenting: Unlocking the Mystery of Your Child’s Unique Spiritual Essence Being with Dr. Connie Kaplan

Aired Thursday, 24 September 2015, 7:00 PM ET

Every child is unique. That statement is so obvious that it’s almost ridiculous to say it. However, we usually speak about the uniqueness of our children by describing what they “do”—whether they’re good at sports or dancing, math or reading, etc. But according to this week’s guest, Connie Kaplan, there’s a great deal more to your child than what he or she does. This week, author Connie Kaplan will be sharing information that can help you understand the uniqueness of your child’s essence: his or her BEing-ness rather than his or her DOing-ness.

In her revolutionary book, The Invisible Garment: 30 Spiritual Principles that Weave the Fabric of Human Life, Connie Kaplan makes the radical suggestion that each person “signs a life contract at the moment of birth,” which contains a specific group of spiritual principles (or influences), and that throughout our lives we “wear” these principles like an invisible undergarment that constantly informs, guides, and girds us. As a parent, says Kaplan, knowing your children’s spiritual garments gives you profound information, which can help you support their individuality and progress in life, ensuring that your parenting of each child becomes as individual as the child himself.

She is the author of several books, including a spiritual parenting manual, two books on dreaming, and The Invisible Garment: 30 Spiritual Principles that Weave the Fabric of Human Life.

About Guest Dr. Connie Kaplan

Dr. Connie Kaplan started her adult life in television production. By 1985, she was married to a wonderful man, had a beautiful family, lived in a great neighborhood, and had built an enviable career. In 1986 she was struck with a mysterious virus which rendered her almost helpless for two years. During this time, unable to work and incapable of handling normal life, she experienced a profound spiritual transformation which altered her inner experience and her outer expression of life.

She has shared the resulting spiritual insights in four books: The Invisible Garment, A Colorful Life, Dreams are Letters from the Soul, and A Woman’s Book of Dreams. She holds a Master’s degrees in Communications and Psychology and a Doctorate of Ministry.