…I now use getting present and inviting my intuition in (like I learned to do in my classroom that day) in my parenting. It especially helps me to respond appropriately to difficult situations with my boys. Although I sometimes share with you strategies for approaching specific situations in a respectful way (eg. to discipline or to respond to an angry child), I prefer to use my intuition than to lean on a process or strategy by default. Over the years, my best responses to situations have come to me in the moment when I’ve had no plan for how to approach it but my heart and mind have been open to really seeing what’s going on. The trick is to ask ourselves the right questions.
When we worry about our kids not being confident, we worry both about the anxiety they feel and that they will miss out on valuable experiences. Experiences we know they really would enjoy if they could just forget themselves for a moment and experiences they could learn from. We know they’d love to join in with that birthday party game but they’re too unsure of what to do. We know they need to develop their literacy skills but they won’t give new words in their reading a go, appealing to us to tell them instead.
So, I’ve been thinking lately, what is confidence?…
It’s easy to go through the day without talking about things of a spiritual nature with our children. We’re busy dealing with what’s obviously in front of us, not always tuned in to the non-physical ourselves. But, for me, everything that happens within our physical experience is part of our spiritual experience also. If we […]
Being a new mum was just like going to my first yoga class – I didn’t have a clue what to do and everyone else around me seemed to know what they were doing. Unlike yoga class, though, I couldn’t just do my best for 90 minutes then roll up my mat and leave – the baby was always there! Reflecting on those new mum days made me think about how similar parenting and a yoga class are.