It's easy to know how to parent before we have kids, but once they show up thing scan get confusing!
Real life as a parent brings our idealistic beliefs about how we 'should' be (and how our kids 'should' be) into conflict with how things actually are. We have to learn to embody that which we know, finding the patience and courage to be gentle and firm again and again. We have to confront the habits and conditioning from our own childhoods as we learn to not just understand but embody a peaceful, loving sort of parental leadership.
If you are struggling, I am happy to offer support that is both practical and soulful. It really can get easier, and you are not alone. Join us for parenting classes or individual/family support to build your personal self-awareness, heal your dark places, and learn how to work more lovingly and effectively with your children and home life.
“What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become.”
― Joseph Chilton Pearce
Mindfulness offers us simple (but challenging) practices that build the skills we need most as parents, discipline and tenderness. We cultivate these skills in an interconnected way, embodying a loving sort of presence with ourselves; our thoughts, feelings, and bodies ; our children; and life itself.