Are you knee deep in gift giving and list making? Today's message holds 3 gifts from me to you - a little something to give back to yourself as you make a daily commitment to be a kick-ass parent:
1. Part two of last week's conversation about boundaries and limits. (Read below ...)
2. Early Registration OFFER for the 2017 Parenting Mastermind Groups!!
3. FREE Download: "5 Characteristics of a Good Boundary" (keep scrolling..)
Gift 1: How was this past week for you? Did you get to flex your self-awareness muscle? What observations did you make on your "every day moments"? What did you notice? Did you journal?
Now the next step is getting clear on what you want from your parenting. This is probably one of the most important questions to ask yourself because, like in all areas of our life, we need to have a vision of what we want so we know what we're working towards. This is what's going to help create your parenting goals for the new year. Without goals we can't measure progress and we both want progress! You have likely heard the following analogy before so let's roll with it as it also pertains to parenting.
Your vision is your personal GPS. It will be your anchor, guiding each action towards its destination. A journey like no other, there are many times in our parenting when the GPS will be forced to "re-calculating route" because we made a "wrong turn" and mishandled something with our children. One of the biggest reasons we get tripped up while "on-route" to our vision are the slippery "off roading" terrains we encounter with our children. It's those things that provoke discomfort, nervousness, need for control, uneasiness and vulnerability. When these feelings get triggered we slip right back into "driving patterns" that don't serve us. We jump into our default modes of old, unproductive, self defeating patterns and behaviors that only serve to compromise our relationship with our children. These are our Limiting Beliefs and Fears and boy! .... do we have plenty of these as parents.
It is for this reason that working on our mindset, a shift in attitude and an attention to how we show up has to come before any parenting "strategies & logistics." It is this core work that will carry you through and open up more "ah-ha" moments to handle the struggles and challenges that align with a deeper you. When we get this right, this is what will be influencing our children. Once our mindset is working for us, then all the other skills and techniques will come more fluidly because it will be sustainable and repeatable. If our mindset is not corrected, then the "how to" of parenting will be continuously sabotaged by our Limiting Beliefs and Fears.
So... are you ready to take action and let this truly be a year of growth and change?
Gift 2: 2017 Parenting Tribe Mastermind!!
Gift 3: 5 Characteristics of a Good Boundary
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PARENT DIFFERENTLY. Your best self and parent is waiting for it!
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