It’s a miracle how powerful saying YES with acceptance and love to a child can be In moments of chaos In times of stress When pain and fear are at the forefront Of their experience, hearing; I see you I
Conscious Parenting Requires Conscious Goal Setting It’s important to remember that one of the primary goals in parenting is not to control behaviours, but to teach skills, to inspire deep feeling, to create a joyful spirit, to instil powerful self-confidence
“It takes great effort to achieve effortlessness.” -Vivek We Have Been Lied To The idea that Spirituality is effortless is a total lie! Life is hard and long and often not very pleasant There is work, money Pain and relationships
Friendship Based Parenting Or (more contentiously) Be a Friend Always, a Parent Never Sometimes the criticism of the idea of friendship based parenting is that kids and their parents aren’t equals and therefore we shouldn’t treat them as such until
My Teacher Tulshi Sen once said that when a potter fashions a clay pot, She sculpts the clay walls with great artistry, but it is the void within that is actually used. The walls themselves are not useful without the
Instead of being concerned with our own need for respect,
we should be focussing on healing the pain that has caused the situation in the first place.
Once we have this shift of focus the issue is no longer one of getting respect (which is an effect),
but of healing, of relating, love, connection,
of seeing, listening – deep listening and accepting (dealing with the cause!).
Uncommon Trust From the time my daughter started school I’ve always told her that anytime she wants to stay home for any reason, all she has to do is tell me and I’ll let her. She doesn’t have to explain
Break the Cycle of Mistrust Parenting philosopher and author John Holt has said; “Trust Children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were
We must tell our children over and over that they are
strong, smart, talented, beautiful and resilient!
Tell them every day.
Believe it as you say it.
Say it to every child!
Science tells us that matter does not exist as we see it. All things are made of atoms. Atoms are made of electrons, protons and neutrons and these particles are made of numerous and even smaller particles – energy.
When you look around, try and realize there are no things.
All you see is in fact a continuous sea of energy.
Believing that separate things exist is like seeing the waves, but ignoring the Ocean.
See the Sea beneath the waves!