The Art of Conscious Parenting
Updated: Mar 26
Are you tired of feeling insecure and confused about parenting your child?
You are not alone. We have all heard the saying that parenting is the hardest job you will ever take on and full of the richest rewards. What if you could let go of judging yourself as a good or bad parent? What if your willingness to embrace yourself just as you are —right where you are — is the beginning of the amazing shift in your relationship with your child?
We all know that our children have an innate drive to be who they are. Children by their nature reflect back to us just how little we are in control of them. What if you could stop struggling for control? What if you could be the kind of parent you long to be? What would it take to be the parent who believes and trusts in your child? How much calmer would you be if you looked for evidence of what is good about your child and what is working? How would it change your relationship if you operated from the viewpoint that there are no mistakes only the learning that comes from choosing and experiencing?
All that is required for this shift is the willingness to be open to another way of being in relationship to yourself and your child.
Originally published on The Healthy Planet, November 30th, 2012.