How often do you think you aren’t doing enough, being enough, or being good enough as a parent?
Parent Coach, Kylie Johnston, definitely thought so.
Check out this video to see how Kylie turned this around…
If you’re nodding your head ‘yes’ right now (or if the thoughts rattling around in your head are saying ‘oh yes, this sounds familiar’) then Conscious Parenting is absolutely for you!
Because we consider that Conscious Parenting involves you revealing and shifting any unconscious limiting belief that is not truly serving you and your great mission here as a parent.
These unconscious beliefs are insidious, which is why we examine them and shift them.
So what can you today to take a step toward Conscious Parenting?
First step – do a complete 180 degree turnaround so that the next time that you are upset or angry or ‘triggered’ by something that your child does or says, you look to yourself first instead of immediately judging or blaming your child.
Second step- when you look to yourself first, just notice the strong feeling that you’re feeling. Say the name of the feeling quietly to yourself.
Third step – now, ask yourself what are you believing in this moment that is not truly serving you or your child?
Maybe it’s a judgment about your child. (ex: ‘He’s always lazy!’)
Maybe it’s a judgment about yourself. (ex: I can’t get this right!)
Or maybe it’s a judgment about the situation. (ex: My child will never listen to me!)
Whichever it is, remember that your mind is incredibly powerful and will go in search of evidence to prove whatever you are believing in the moment.
So, what’s the next step?
Ask yourself: What is a supportive belief here that would totally serve me, my child and my parenting?
(Hint: This new supportive belief will not be a judgment.)
Then approach your child believing this new supportive belief.
The power of your mind has the potential to shift your parenting perspective.
Once your parenting perspective shifts, then transformation is possible.
I invite you to give it a try today and let me know how it goes.