What is Conscious Parenting?
This style of parenting, focuses on the healing + awareness journey of the parent. Our children are our greatest spiritual teachers. They live in the present moment and inspire us to do the same.
We must connect with ourselves so that we can connect to our children. If we are not connected to who we truly are how can we connect, teach or guide our children to be their true authentic selves?
Using this method you set aside superiority, our children are not our property or people we get to control. Take yourself off the pedestal of dominance. Many of us were raised in homes where our parents controlled us, we had to be obedient and do whatever they said. Even when we felt in our heart + being that what they were saying was not true for us or how we wanted to live our life. Along the way we got out of touch with our true essence to please and obey our parents. With conscious parenting we remove the control and opt for connection, giving room for our children to stay connected to themselves and follow their own life path.
In this practice you learn to observe and be aware of your ego, emotions, reactions and expectations. We must realize that our ego isn't us. It's a built up personality from all our perceived experiences and emotions. Many times we react to protect our ego. With conscious parenting we learn to pause, reflect and then respond to our children.
We are all always evolving and growing. I believe that parents and children will forever be teaching each other.
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The Rebel Soul Mama
Shannon McAlister | Educator, wifey and conscious mama who is practicing mindful living + appreciating the everyday magic!