when Gwyneth Paltrow consciously uncoupled from Chris Martin, no one had a clue what that meant. Were they together still? was that divorce? what about living arrangements… this word, conscious, is a little elusive.
so what does conscious mean when we refer to parenting?
it means making informed, deliberate, intentional and loving responses to our child(ren) in the heat of the moment.
it means taking time for ourself to ensure that we are well cared for, nourished and nurtured to best tend for our offspring.
and it means rejecting instinctive patterns so that we can be the parent we want to be.
in our 100 miles-per-hour lives, our bodies and minds are stressed and put under constant pressure. this triggers our survival mode in which learning new skills becomes a challenge at best; at worst it is impossible to implement new strategies.
this is true for all elements of our lives, especially those which we find most emotive. parenting is one of the most emotive of all and so the most difficult area to avoid slipping into fixed and impulsive reactions.
through calm, considered and intentional responses, which we have deliberately chosen in advance, we can move towards being the best parent we can be.
this is conscious parenting and it is relevant to you because in raising the future, parents have the most influential role in the world WITHOUT A HANDBOOK.