For #wisdomWednesday, I wanted to discuss a topic that I’ve been studying for a while now, and that is how to be a more conscious parent.
But first off–what is a conscious parent, anyway?
A conscious parent is someone who:
1) Acknowledges their children have their own unique destiny
2) Strives to be present with their children (does not live in past or future incessantly)
3) Realizes their child is their teacher
4) Understands that learning to love themselves authentically is the best way to lead by example
5) Shows unconditional love to their children
…And what does a conscious parent NOT do?
- They do not try to live vicariously through their children–i.e. pushing their agendas/dreams onto their kids
- They are not interested in competing with other moms or children academically, socially, etc.
- They don’t try to control their kids or their destiny
- They don’t rely on spoiling kids with things in order to make up for lack of presence/love
- They NEVER hold love or attention back if child does not perform or act in a way that appeases them
Check out the video above and let me know your thoughts…how are you going to practice being a more conscious parent? For me, I strive to remember these ideas and put them into practice. Self-love is one of my biggest values, and one I want my children to exemplify, so I am focusing on that.
Be patient with yourself and your kids. Life, like parenthood, is a journey.
Thanks for reading/watching/sharing–have a great week!
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