Parenting is one of the most challenging things we can do. As a teacher I was fortunate to work with many parents in coming up with strategies and tools that work for their kids. Today I am fortunate that I continue to work with parents and their children on increasing wellness with a focus on Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Allergies, Asthma and so much more. As a parent myself I can tell you that I have so much more to learn. Our children are our biggest teachers. .
Conscious parenting means being in the present. It means changing the focus from the parent being the ‘all knowing’ to learning from our children. This poem by Shefali Tsabary from the book, “The Awakened Family” says it best. .
Our children, Our Awakeners
In my illusion I thought I was going to raise you
To be hold, complete, and worthy,
To be educated, kind, and wise,
To be a leader, empowered and free.
I was deluded to think I knew it all,
Fooled by my age and might.
I thought I had it all together,
Ready to teach, inspire, and change you.
Only now, after so many moments
Do I realize how foolish these ideas were,
How baseless and grandiose.
I now understand…
That it is you who is here to teach me,
To guide, lead, shift, and elevate,
To transform, awaken, and inspire
I now realize how I had it wrong,
Upside down and outside in,
It is you who are this perfectly design clarion
To wake me up to my true self.
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