"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."
What is Conscious Parenting?
Do you crave connection with your children? Are you tired of yelling at them and feeling like you aren't enjoying your time together?
Have you ever stopped to look at where your parenting style is coming from? Is your parenting based on the conditioned rules and beliefs of the culture you were brought up in? Are you parenting the way your parents did? Or are you reflecting on where your actions and reactions to your children are coming from? Do you give yourself the time to examine the energy you bring to your relationship with your kid?
Conscious Parenting is CONNECTION. It is being the parent your children need you to be, not the parent you think they need. Instead of looking at your child and focusing what they are doing “wrong”, we instead ask, “What does my child need from me in this moment?” We take the microscope off of our children and turn it on ourselves. We ask questions like, “What energy am I bringing to this situation.” “Am I in small mind or big mind right now?” “Why am I being triggered in this moment?”
Conscious Parenting is a multifaceted approach that takes the children’s needs, skills, and emotional state into consideration, rather than our own need to control and discipline out of fear.
A key component to Conscious Parenting is practicing and modeling self-regulation. Self-regulation is an essential part of overall emotional intelligence. We want to equip our children to cope better with life’s stresses and give them the foundation to listen to their own inner voice rather than external influences. Through coaching we will work together on putting our own self regulation into practice.
Traditional parenting is hierarchical and power-based, where as Conscious Parenting views the children as both our mirrors and our greatest teachers.
What about punishments and consequences? Research shows that the brain of a developing human thrives on connection. Conscious parents engage and connect with their children using emotionally intelligent discipline choices (boundary setting, thoughtful expectations, etc.) rather than punitive methods because the brain thrives on connection and empathy.
The GOAL of a Conscious Parent is to honor the spirit of their unique child. We give our children the space to JUST BE, while mindfully enforcing boundaries and limits. We raise resilient, authentic, reflective, flexible, and self-driven adults.
Through coaching your attitude will shift from feeling overburdened, resentful, and pained, to feeling gratitude for the opportunities you are given over and over again to evolve as both a parent, and a human being. The shift in energy from feeling resentment to gratitude will permeate every interaction with your child.
It would be my honor to work with you on making these life changing shifts. Contact me below to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.