What were you taught to do when you felt crabby as a kid? Did you watch your parents and others complain, lash out, brood silently – or did the people around you offer viable solutions for tending to low feeling …
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There is a reason my bio describes me as “gentle, yet direct”. Maybe it’s the fact that I was born under the sign of Gemini and maybe it’s because of the passion that burns within me to help parents liberate themselves from parenting ways that just don’t work for them – so they can make the most of the time they have with their kids. Either way, I walk the line of compassionately advocating for healthy, gentle parenting choices by offering the truth.
One of the many realizations I’ve come to as a parent is that our children are calling us forward to our true selves. One way this occurs is their ability to cultivate awareness of universal truths… those that you don’t have to necessarily instill, but are part of human nature. Some children are robbed of this awareness because of their parents’ dysfunction. Others are keenly aware and share with their parents the awareness they may have lost.
Welcome to the December Carnival of Natural Parenting: Let’s Talk Traditions
First, notice What bugs You
It’s important to acknowledge what you’re not too enamored with before you go into the exercise below. Why? Because when we clearly experience and know what we do not want, we then can more vividly …
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Nothing is too taboo for discussion here. Prepare to be surprised, possibly uncomfortable and always offered an opportunity for inner awareness.
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I think some may appreciate this… part one of a guest post I wrote about self-hatred and self-acceptance. http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2014/03/guest-post-excavate-the-demons-of-self-hatred-and-why-is-it-important-to-do-so-as-parents.html
My job is not to get you to believe what I am sharing with you. My job is simply to share it with you and trust you to decide what is true for you.