When we’re ready to take responsibility for the energy we bring to the interactions we have with our children, we’re on our way to becoming more conscious parents.
What is conscious parenting?
Conscious parenting is the term I use to describe a more mindful way of being with our children and ourselves. It is not a step by step technique, nor is it a linear process. It is an organic practice which spontaneously begins to unfold once we make the conscious choice to prioritize our heart connection with our children above all else. When we keep our focus on their essence and align our actions with our heartfelt intentions, we work towards parenting from a place of connection rather than relying on contrived power and control. Our relationship becomes the context in which we address the outward manifestations of behaviour and through our everyday interactions, we become co-creators on our shared journey.
Parenting can feel like a lonely calling, especially if you feel as though you are the only one experiencing the highs and lows that becoming a parent inevitably brings. There is a tremendous sense of comfort to be found in the presence of others who truthfully respond with a look or the words that convey, “Me too.”
Conscious Conversation Groups are an opportunity to share space with parents who are experiencing similar parenting frustrations, challenges and upsets. They are also an open invitation to share the seemingly insignificant successes and the heartfelt joys that can only be understood and appreciated when you’re a parent.
Bridgett’s gatherings are relaxed, informative, non-judgmental and light-hearted and are best suited to those wanting to know about becoming more mindful in their interactions with children. It’s a time to ask questions, glean insight, share stories or just listen.
When we yearn to understand our children better we’re given the opportunity to come to know ourselves more deeply. They take us to places inside of ourselves that we wouldn’t go otherwise. In so doing, we continue to grow into the people we’re capable of being and we raise our children to do the same themselves.
Common areas of discussion pertaining to children of all ages include these topics and others:
- Alpha Children
- Attention Problems
- Bedtime Challenges
- Discipline Concerns
- Defiance and Opposition
- Separation Anxiety
- Sibling Rivalry
- Peer Pressure