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The Keys to Raising Emotionally Secure, Loving, Self-Confident Children in a Challenging World

November 5, 2015

Airing Thursday, 5 November 2015, 7:00 PM ET

Raising a child in today’s world is challenging for even the most conscious and loving parents. It is difficult to protect children from outside influences such as the onslaught of television images and Internet temptations. Once children learn to use electronic devices, these dynamics are difficult to control. Parents are perplexed how much to monitor social media exposure to their developing children who often lack discernment what is a beneficial and what is a dangerous influence. Complicating the co-parenting experience is the common confusion for two parents how to role model a secure functioning partnership as they guide a child’s choices, so the growing child feels secure and safe.

Even what used to be natural – such as a simple frolic in the grass – can be challenging when it can have a devastating impact on the health of a child, such as Lyme disease, sun-damaged skin, or pesticides used on the lawn. Feeding children is no longer easy. A wise parent has to watch out for GMOs and chemicals in foods. Growing bodies have to be protected from radiation from cell phones and smart meters. The ability to protect our children from the simple pleasures of life can feel daunting.

So how can you guide and and protect your children from life’s unexpected threats? The answer is by providing them with the basic building blocks of love, which creates secure emotional attachment for everyone. The neuroscience of secure attachment has developed over 20 years of research, and more than 2000 studies on child development. Carista Luminare explains how you can use the accumulated wisdom to guide the optimum development of your child’s well being throughout all stages of a child’s life. Children who experience the power of secure love are more apt to make wise and self-loving choices in their relationship to themselves and others, throughout their life.

And if you had insecure bonding with their parents, it’s never too late to learn about secure attachment with a child or partner.

About the Guest Carista Luminare, Phd

CARISTA LUMINARE, PhD has 30 years experience as a consultant, counselor and coach to parents, individuals, executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations, bringing them into alignment with their highest virtues and their True Self.

After graduating from Harvard University in Psychology and Social Relations Carista pioneered educational programs focused on the integration of the personality and soul. She has developed a comprehensive holistic parenting methodology and integrates into her private practice her lifelong research on childhood attachment, and how our early bonding patterns with our parents profoundly affect our primary adult relationship dynamics. She is the author of the groundbreaking book Parenting Begins Before Conception, excerpts from which are available online at, and has been featured in a variety of international media.