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Why Be Your Own Worst Critic…??

April 25, 2009 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 often 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 loving, non-judgemental “break” you are wanting your child to be given. So go ahead and give yourself one! It can only start with us, since we are their primary teachers. Let’s ease up a little, and show them how it’s done. Let’s give ourselves some validation. We 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.

Lots of Love,
Linda Shannon
Riviera PlaySchool, a Redondo Beach preschool for attachment parents

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