Helping children one parent at a time
Listen to Janet’s interview during the ‘Strong Willed Child’ summit
“How has my inner world and childhood influenced or impacted the way I raise my children?”
If this is a question you ask yourself or when reading this question, it makes you curious to learn more, then conscious parenting may be right for you.
Being a conscious parent is something that is learned over time. It is learned through the actual experience of being with your child and relating to your child day in and day out.
A conscious parent is aware of everyday moments, that seem ordinary, and uses these moments to create connections with their child. It is about the parent learning, through awareness, to alter their behaviors, responses and reactions to their child. As we become a conscious parent we get in touch with our own inner experience and use what is happening inside of us as a measure of how connected we are to ourselves and then our children.
We want to make a change within ourselves. We do not want our own inner child to be the one having the power struggle/argument, etc. with our child who is standing in front of us.
Conscious parenting is about being the parent your child needs you to be not being the parent you think they need. That is a big distinction. This is a huge shift in parenting when we can fully embrace this idea.
It is a change of perspective. Instead of looking at your child and thinking about what they are doing wrong, we instead ask, “what does my child need from me in this moment to help them in this situation?”
A 4-Week Workshop
Conscious parenting is a beautiful way to help all of us, parents or not, to recognize what is pushing our “buttons” and learn to respond in a healthier way for ourselves and those we love.
In this workshop, you will learn about the many aspects of Conscious Parenting.
- what is/isn’t the difference between traditional and conscious parenting.
- how to affect change and improve your child’s behavior.
- how mindfulness fits in.
- how to speak to your child that facilitate connection vs. disconnection.
- how to recognize and unlearn the parenting behaviors that are not serving you or your child.
- how to recognize and let go of your deeply ingrained parenting patterns.
- how fear fits in.
- how to be more mindful and attuned to your child’s needs.
This course is based on the work of Dr. Shefali Tsabary. Participants will leave with actionable information and a new perspective on the hardest job they’ll ever love.
- Can we allow them to exist without being tied to our expectations?
- Can we accept our children in their present state in each moment?
- Can we get our heart and mind in alignment in this process?
- Can we accept the kind of parent we need to be for our child?
- Can we be the parent they need us to be?
These are some of the challenges of being a conscious parent. All of them are achievable with insight and the willingness to learn. So instead of fixing what we see as faults in our children, conscious parents work on themselves, healing themselves, becoming more present and aware.