How many times have you rescued your child when they were presented with a difficulty? How many times have you brought a lunch or homework to school because they forgot? Have you ever fixed something just so they would quit crying?
If you do, you are not alone. Have you bought into the idea that it is your job as a parent to keep your child from having struggles, difficulties or what we often call problems? How realistic is that?
Do you live a life that is without difficulty or struggle? Did your parents prepare you with the skills to handle situations as they came about?
Part of being alive in today's world is to encounter challenges, which I am going to refer to as situations from this point forward. This is true for your children too. What if your role as a parent is to give them the tools to be able to handle situations as they arise? This is what empowered parents do to raise empowered children.
What is it that kids really need from a parent or guardian? This is a question that I would ask myself as I was raising my 3 sons. Although the question really went more like how can I be the best parent? Or how can I love my kids so they get all that they need or desire? Or maybe even more- How can I get my kids to do what I want them to do and be happy?
Looking back I see how controlling I was for my kids in many ways. I would tell them what to eat, what to wear, what to watch on TV, what time to go to bed, and the list goes on.
I have a feeling that I am not alone.
Mary shares her desire to create different possibilities for families and individuals who are looking to live a more conscious and aware lifestyle. BE YOU Parenting is for parents who want to BE all that they truly BE and to allow their kids the same privilege.