“Parenting is a journey of love,…building your lifetime relationship with your child, healing and evolving both of you.” Nina K. Sidell, Parenting for Life
When you set out as a parent, you may not think that you will need to practice an inordinate amount of recurring and new skills, beyond anything you have ever experienced before, however you will.
As a parent, you will be called upon to possess massive amounts of patience and courage and heaping amounts filled to the brim with endless unconditional love and kindness. You will soon learn that the decisions to hold on and let go are bountiful and that your position of caregiver, role model, and guide are pretty much 24/7.
There is much to teach and learn as a parent and more than a little of it takes some kind of courage.
Here are some examples of Courageous Parenting:
1. Live by the credo: “Parents are in Charge and Children Have a Voice.”
2. Learn to be an “Active Listener” with your child.
3. Make, “Stop, Look, and Listen” a family mindfulness practice.
4. Take responsibility for yourself and your history, including unresolved needs or issues.
5. Be accountable for your words, attitudes, and actions; model and teach this to your child.
6. Work on yourself and developing a healthy relationship with your child and seek solutions as the leader.
7. Gain clarity about your parenting purpose and style.
8. Acknowledge and show respect for your child’s individuality.
9. Make the well-being of your child, yourself, and each family member a priority in all situations.
10. You are a teacher and student as you learn about your child and yourself- as you both evolve as people.
11. Be fully present with an eye on the future as you consciously create a lifetime relationship with your child.
12. Courageously choose the legacy you leave.
Live Inspired! ® Nina~
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