Life provides us with so many opportunities to learn and grow, and parenting is one of them. Our children are our greatest teachers. If we slow down, listen, observe, and reflect, we will realize how much children have to teach us.
I am here to support you to LOVE parenting, to awaken to your own needs, awaken to your child’s needs, and to nurture your own self-compassion, to help you foster attuned connections with yourself and with your child.
Parenting is a spiritual and evolutionary process, and children act as our greatest mirrors. And really parenting is about the parent – hence the word is ‘parent’ing. We have been so focused on the child and “fixing” the child’s behavior but most of parenting, and specifically consciously parenting is about us as parents being very aware of our own emotional states, our own needs, regulating our emotions, and releasing the need to control, and learning to be a guide and model for our children instead.
Parenting is a relationship between two individuals, you and your child. We must nurture these relationships by focusing on connection. Connection and compassion are the keys to any healthy relationship but most of all they are the keys to parenting consciously and peacefully, and to nurturing a bond with your child/children that promotes ease, understanding, and cooperation. Awakened parenting is really learning to nurture and love yourself – to truly feel your feelings. This is “re- parenting” ourselves and by practicing compassion for ourselves we are able to nurture and deepen our compassion and love for our children.
It is our job to usher in our child’s true essence and to nurture our own generous and loving hearts through parenting. We are here to guide them but also to follow their lead. As parents, we hold the keys to creating a generation and world that is compassionate, self-aware, confident, resilient, cooperative, and emotionally healthy and intelligent. Yes, that sounds like a daunting responsibility…that is why parenting is truly the hardest practice, and we all need support and love as we journey through life as parents.