The Secret to Being the Parent You Want to Be

I want to live from my center…

I want to raise my awareness of when I am moving from an emotional place…

I want to recognize when I am creating stories that do not serve me in being my best…

I want to expand the amount of time I have before I react to a challenge or overwhelm…

And I am guessing you want to do that to.

This is why I created the Centered Parenting Ecourse.  I want to create a community of parents who are actively working towards awareness, recognition and expansion.  I want to offer my passion for living with a broader perspective to like minded people, who are also raising the next generation…

This is what I’ve learned, it’s not enough to read parenting books, to learn new tools, to talk about our challenges with our friends – we must learn and grow and practice with our whole body. 

This is when change really becomes available to us.  This is when we can work towards shifting old patterns into new patterns.  Patterns that align with our values, patterns that represent who we want to be…

It’s fascinating, really.  You know, our body can’t differentiate between what is healthy and helpful and what isn’t…?  Our body just does what it’s learned how to do over time!!  This is why even when we make a pledge to stop yelling, or shaming, or being not very nice to our kids, it continues to be so hard to do.

 It’s how our body has learned to react to challenge.

The key is to look beyond just “I will not yell” and to really dig in to what you will do.  Because a quieter voice with shaming words and a scary expression is not a great alternative.

How do you want to show up for your kids?

I want to be calm and connected. 

How does this feel inside your body?

For me it is a soft belly, relaxed chest, dropped shoulders…  My jaw is loose (not drooling or anything, by not clenched), same goes for my hips and bottom, no clenching.

What happens when you go there?

When I am in this body, this posture, then calm and connected become available to me.  I have space to invite these qualities in…  I am teaching my body another way of being.  The more I practice going here throughout the day, the more likely it is I can tap into it when I am triggered by stress and overwhelm.

If this is speaking to you, please consider looking into being a part of the Centered Parenting Ecourse.  It is a five week online program that guides you through creating your own practices, while also highlighting Positive Discipline parenting tools that encourage more cooperation, contribution and mutual respect from your kids.

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