Do you have a hard time setting boundaries with your children?
Is it difficult for you to remain calm when your children have big emotions or don't do as you tell them to?
Did you grow up feeling unheard and unseen?
Do you want to build a stronger connection with your children?
Do you want to feel more joy on your parenting journey?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Counseling for Conscious Healing could be the next step on your journey.
Conscious Parenting is an intentional modern approach to parenting. It utilizes introspection and mindfulness to increase self-awareness and emotional regulation, especially in tough parenting moments (for example, when our child is throwing a tantrum in the store). Psychoeducation, mindfulness training, and inner child work are some areas of focus in this therapy. This practice will help teach you to validate your child, set appropriate boundaries, and model emotional regulation. Being more in control of our own reactions makes a significant difference in our interaction and ability to connect with our child. We are our child's greatest role models. We can show them part of being human is making mistakes and learning from it. Our behavior does not have to define who we are and neither does theirs.
There is no such thing as a "perfect" parent. We do the best we can with what we know at that time. So if we want to do better, we need to learn better. Children can be our greatest teachers, which is why they can also be our biggest triggers. By becoming more self-aware, learning to regulate our own emotions, and treating our children like the amazing humans they are, we are able to create and role model a healthy and secure relationship.
"Parenting is not the path of perfecting your child. It is the path of growing yourself." - Dr. Shefali Tsabary