Dedication: I love you Jessica, Micki, Stephanie and Jennette. Thank you for being my support and my safe harbor through the journey of raising teens.
Solo show! I am digging into my own trenches and what is currently alive in my experience of parenting two adolescent kids. Pulling back the curtain to share what it means to truly pull back the curtain and TRUST the process.
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The tension of being a parent educator WHILE IN THE EXPERIENCE of parenting
Parenting for the long term…
Keeping in mind brain development
Mistakes are opportunities for learning
Everyone should have a voice
Kindness, firmness and trust
Bumps up against the mainstream idea of reward/punishment model
My own experience of punishment/consequences as a teen
Noticing the societal pressure of “she should pay for her mistakes” while also noticing that we have a really good relationship and are exploring her choices together
All we can do is increase the likelihood that our children will grow to be responsible, respectful members of society
In the process of learning to make choices, our children will make bad choices
I know I am not alone in this rub
We want our children to feel as though we are our safe harbor
Surrender is so complex… or maybe just the depth is profound
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If trust is our intention, then we have to start with trusting ourselves
We then can evoke trust in our relationships
Then our teens can lean into trusting themselves (and getting it wrong sometimes)
The design of the universe is bigger than me, bigger than my child, and we are all going to be okay – might as well trust that God has our back
Trusting what I don’t know, what I can’t know, what I am still on the path to understanding
Fear grips the inside of my body, my energy tightens up – shorter breath, tight belly
“When fear is present, the teacher is in the room.” – Krista Petty Raimer
Events/ experiences are an invitation for me to evoke what I want more of in my relationship with my daughter
Neutral/ Think Tree – feeling our feet, grounding into our body, top of our body is open, flexible, available
Finding neutral is not about the absence of anything, but about the availability of everything (thank you Mary Jo!)
Neutral allows space for relationship with our children
The most powerful tool we have for influencing the behavior is the relationship we cultivate and nurture with them.
Lisa Damour – swimming pool analogy
There is flow and impermanence to the cycles of connection/disconnection that show up
Find your people that are going through similar experience and hold a similar parenting style to share raw and vulnerably
We are practicing all the time – either our auto pilot OR something new and different
Being intentional allows us to GENERATE more of what we want into our life!
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Mother’s Journey to Joyful Courage
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