Conscious Parenting is not a set of rules for parents to follow but a set of beliefs about what children need to develop and thrive. Use this bundle of social media images to help your social media audience step outside the traditional box of parental thinking and become more conscious parents to their children.
Inside The Bundle
The Conscious Parenting Bundle includes 20 beautiful pieces of visual content:
- “The parenting journey holds the potential to be a spiritually regenerative experience for both parent and child, where every moment is a meaning of spirits, and both parent and child appreciate that each dances on a spiritual path that’s unique, holding hands and yet alone.” – Dr. Shefali Tsabary
- Conscious Parent Noun Is not one who seeks to fix or create the perfect child. The parent understands that this child has been called forth to raise the parent itself.
- “When you parent, it’s crucial you realize you aren’t raising a “mini-me” but a spirit throbbing with its own signature.”
- The goal of conscious parenting is to clear the way for the natural unfolding of the child’s true self.
- “I’m a conscious parent when I believe a parent’s presence in their child’s life is of paramount value and provides the foundation for their sense of worth.” – Shefali Tsabary
- “There can be so much judgement. What works for one must work for the other, and if it doesn’t you are doing it wrong. Decisions parents make are judged as right or wrong, good or bad. We do it to ourselves. In reality, each of these people is just as different and unique as all of us. Each one has their own needs.”
- “Treat a child as though he already is the person he’s capable of becoming.” – Haim Ginott
- “The sign of great parenting is not the child’s behavior. The sign of truly great parenting is the parent’s behavior.” – Andy Smithson
- Conscious parenting is about letting go of a parent’s ego, desires, and attachments. Instead of forcing behaviors on children, parents should focus on their own language, their expectations, and their self-regulation. Parenting is not just about making a child happy. Children can grow and develop through struggles. A parent’s ego and needs should not prevent a child’s growth!
- Breathe – Instead of reacting in rage or horror, providing an immediate punishment, or placing blame on the child, as a parent exercising conscious parenting you’d take a second to breathe and balance yourself. Take a moment to move the scissors to a safe location.
- Reflect – It’s important to take time to reflect on any triggers or emotions this event may have stirred inside yourself before expressing them towards your child. Chances are at least a little part of you is thinking about what all the other parents on the playground will think when they see your child next! Time to let that go.
- Accept – Instead of getting upset that your child’s hair may not look the most professional, conscious parenting would ask that you accept the hair for where it is now. No need to mourn the past hairdos! It’s time to practice releasing your ego.
- Supporters of conscious parenting believe this model prevents children from having an identity crisis later in life. They also feel it creates closer bonds with children and that the conditioning and authoritative style common in many parental relationships are responsible for the large number of children who pull away from parents.
- “Parenting is one of the most challenging, demanding, and stressful jobs on the planet. It is also one of the most important, for how it is done influences in great measure the heart and soul of the consciousness of the next generation, their experience of meaning and connection, their repertoire of life skills, and their deepest feelings about themselves and their possible place in a rapidly changing world.” – Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
- “Conscious parenting is not about being perfect, it’s about being aware. Aware of what your kids need from you to reach more of their full potential.” ― Alex Urbina
- Just because our children came from us doesn’t mean we get to dictate to them how it is they express their essence.
- Once we release our fears as a parent we can walk with our children as their students and fellow travelers. This is the ultimate purpose of parenting.
- “Become silent in your children’s presence, free yourself of all distractions, and attune yourself to them in a state of curiosity and delight.” – Dr. Shefali Tsabary
- I love the parenting journey for this one reason more than most. It forces me to confront how little control I truly have and when I accept this, I find freedom.
- Letting go of control over our children is probably the hardest spiritual task we face as parents.