Have you ever thought, "OH NO, I sound JUST like my mother." And you SWORE you'd NEVER do that?
Yup, yup. Me too.
Choosing HOW you want to parent is awesome. And if you feel like you have no choice or you are overcome by THAT way of parenting that you have not consciously chosen AND you want to change - let's chat.
No one can push our buttons quite like our children. In those moments when their actions stir up large emotional responses in us, they reveal an internal need of understanding and healing within our Self - especially if these feelings block how we want to connect and nurture in any way. When we are able to be present today by healing our past, our children blossom alongside us. The wonderful, absolute, stunning vulnerability we feel in the most natural act of loving our little ones isn't unlike that we felt ourselves at their age before life taught us to defend our heart and soul. Being that open again is a great opportunity, so one of parenting's greatest gifts.
Let me repeat: one of parenting's greatest gifts.
Our love for our children offer a healing journey into our Self. This healing journey takes great self-awareness, openness and curiosity. There are parts of us left in our childhood that need attention, nourishment and understanding. They are waiting to be revisited, rediscovered - seen and nourished.
Like a caring mother holding and guarding the life of her only child, so with a boundless heart of loving kindness, hold yourself and all beings as your beloved children. - Buddha