I care deeply about empowering parents to develop more harmonious relationships with their kids using a simple and powerful parenting model based on Communication, Collaboration and Reasoning with a Foundation of Love.
Before my daughter was born I made a commitment to change the parenting style handed down to me from my past. I was determined not to continue the cycle of pain and suffering of my childhood.
Back then, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Conscious Parenting (over 20 years ago!!). I didn’t have a book or a website (the Internet didn’t exist!) to learn from. So I had to think and feel deeply about what made sense to me. I came up with a basic set of ideas that I put into practice when my daughter was born.
The basis of the philosophy is; Communication, Collaboration, Cooperation and Reasoning with a Foundation of Love.
What did this look like?
-Talking instead of yelling
-Communicating instead of ordering
-Listening. Lots of listening
-Guiding instead of punishing
-Collaborating instead of asserting authority
-Focusing on relationship before behaviour
-Being a good friend rather than a controlling parent
-And to take a long term view of developing attitudes and life skills.
To my great joy it has turned out better than I could ever have imagined.