If we continue to buy into the myth that Parenting is about the child and for the ‘good’ of the child, then we parents are led to believe that what we do for our children is downright selfless and therefore they should be appreciative. While there are elements of selflessness in parenting, it isn’t entirely accurate. In fact, very little about the parenting journey is altruistic.
Rather than being a selfless act, bringing a child into this world begins with a heavy dose of ego. This sense of ‘ownership’ is downright dangerous as it creates a feeling of ‘righteousness’ on our part. When we parent from the mindset of being ‘right’ we begin to parent how we were parented with our belief systems around what we know and believe to be ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.
Conscious parenting spotlights how our childhood impacts our parenting. Our unchecked emotional baggage gets unknowingly dumped onto our children causing generational trauma.
Healing, changing, and checking our belief systems and breaking our childhood patterns will not only give your children a solid foundation for them to thrive but also liberate you from the impossible expectations for your children’s future.