Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hey, Guess What?? You Already ARE the Perfect Parent!!!

July 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

(This is from a personal note to someone, and I wanted to share it here with you, as well, since it could apply to so many.)

Just remember, if it resonates, then it is simply the mirror — it is alive in you, too.

If you’re like me, you are your own worst critic. And there is no badge of honor in that, even though we have been brought up to believe it is so. You deserve the same “break” you are wanting your child to be given. And it has to start with you doing it for yourself, since you are their primary teacher. Ease up a little, and give yourself some validation. You deserve it!

If you are reading this, you are among the top 10% of people in the world who are in some stage of waking up. You are a special person, and a special parent, who has chosen to bring really special children into the world. And you have chosen a harder path to take in raising them. This way is much more difficult and less “efficient” than the mainstream way which uses punishment and rewards as a way to control behavior. And it will pay off both in your own relationship with your children, and also in your gift to the world, because you will have helped create a really great human being.

As Joseph Chilton Pearce says, “Your must be what you want your children to become.”  Isn’t it a breathe of fresh air to know that being your authentic self is perfect?!!

Lots of Love,

Linda Shannon

Director

Riviera PlaySchool in Redondo Beach, CA
TEACHING FROM BALANCE
A Mindful program for the ‘Whole Child,’ inspired by the best of Attachment Parenting, Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf and Compassionate Communication.

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