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Conscious Parenting- How to ?

Conscious Parenting has become a buzz word like so many other things. These days it is used to promote baby products and children’s fashion. Am I complaining? Not really as I understand marketing tactics and consumer mentality. However, it is sad to see the term conscious parenting slowly losing its value.

So what is conscious parenting? To me, it means bringing our daily awareness into the process of parenting. It is understanding that our child is not our mini-me. Our children are their own personalities and they are whole and complete souls.

Fulfill My Dreams

Conscious Parenting is understanding that we should not live vicariously through our children. Our children are not here to fulfill our childhood dreams and ambitions. They are here to have their own human and spiritual experiences and evolve into their highest versions. So instead of projecting our dreams onto them, we must be guiding them to understand their aptitudes and talents.

Your Child is not Broken

This might seem obvious to most of us but, if we really bring our awareness into our actions and words we would realize that we mostly treat our kids as broken and needing to be fixed. The reality is our children are whole and complete and we should let that fact shine through our words and actions. Our children have a few challenges and we should help them to overcome the challenges and navigate through life.

‘Your child is not a challenge
Your child is facing a challenge’

This is a complete mindset shift and has been an eye-opener for me.

Shifting your mindset from ‘I have to’ TO ‘I get to’

This is a concept I heard from Jessica Dimas. To be honest I struggle with this from time to time. If I have not done my self-care and I am not physically well, I get cranky that I have so much to do and I have to cook again and teach again and so on. It is okay to have a few moments of anger and I do not even want to ask you to be positive. Feel all your feelings and process all your emotions. Speak to someone about it. Eventually, when you are ready to come back into alignment with yourself, come from a place of ‘I am grateful I get to be your parent’

Wayne Dyer has said “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change”

Hope this post has inspired you to look at your parenting style and analyze if you are already practicing all these things. There is no one right way to go about parenting. Every child is different and every family is different. My intention with this post is to inspire you to explore more into the concept of Conscious Parenting.

Stay Blessed!

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