As an early childhood educator and foster parent supporting high needs children, I know this gig isn’t easy, and it doesn’t always come naturally. I also know that once we understand how children learn and develop behaviours, the challenging moments which often create a wedge in the parent-child relationship can calmly be replaced with connection, empowerment and encouragement.
Conscious parenting does not begin with raising children. It begins with raising parents. The journey of parenting should start with looking inwards.
I hear from parents every day trying to break old patterns from their childhood and parent more consciously. If you are struggling to remove yourself from the ways you were parented and the negative cycles you’d prefer to leave behind, I want to encourage you. The only parent you are destined to become is the one that you decide to be.
Committing to breaking cycles from our childhood and parenting consciously can lead to imposter syndrome bringing self-doubt into the mix, “Am I doing this all wrong?” No one is fully conscious all of the time. Making unconscious decisions and falling back into old habits is natural. We will give you the tools to get back up and keep moving. Parenting is the best self-development course you will ever take.
A few things to know moving forward are…
Parenting is stressful. The key to conscious, calm parenting is not navigating your child’s behaviour but in navigating your stress during behaviour challenges calmly and mindfully.
Children learn how to listen based on how we speak to them. Cooperation is built on your relationship and ability to empathise with your child when resistance is heightened. “What does my child need from me in order to be successful?”
Conscious parenting is a daily and lifelong discipline. You will learn how to initiate positive daily habits that will help you reach your goals with ease and grace.
Only you can decide your parenting legacy. The strategies that we introduce will be a daily commitment to that legacy.
I would love to support your family!