Every child is a beautiful gift, one we want to nurture as they grow so they become happy and confident adults.
We truly want to be amazing parents, but children don't come with instruction manuals. We read all the books, terrified that we’re going to get it wrong. We want to raise confident and emotionally resilient kids, but we are caught up in our own mind drama – afraid, and anxious about ourselves and our ability to parent.
Take note of this...
You can’t help your kids learn how to manage their emotions if you don’t know how to manage your own.
I know, because I had to do this for myself – guilt, anxiety, and self-doubt were my best friends.
My own Mom is a baby whisperer, She loves babies and little kids, and they love her! I thought I was going to be just like her – I wasn’t. To be brutally honest, I didn’t like the baby stage so I didn’t love being a Mom right away, and I felt so guilty and anxious about it. To top it off, I thought I was going to love staying at home and raising my children, just like my Mom – I didn’t. In case anyone else is going through this right now I want to be clear – how you feel about being a Mom has nothing to do with how you feel about your child.
I loved my children so much that it took my breath away, but I was still miserable as a Mom.
I am wired to be a high achiever and entrepreneur. I started my first company when my son was 6 months old, and I loved it. Again, I felt so guilty about it. My daughter was born two and a half years later, and the guilt, self-doubt, and anxiety continued. So many thoughts and feelings were swirling around in me.
I was so overwhelmed that when my kids flipped out, I flipped out too, I then added judgment and shame to the already huge pile of negative emotions.
I spent years reading the books, watching other Moms who I thought were doing a great job, and doing everything I thought I should be doing to be that Great Mom. Unfortunately, none of that helped get rid of the anxious voice in my head – the one telling me that I wasn’t doing enough.
What finally changed? I discovered life coaching.
I was introduced to a style of coaching and a framework that helped me learn how to manage my thoughts and feelings, to get a handle on my own mind-drama. This changed everything for me. As I better managed my own emotions, our home life became calmer, and my relationships with my husband and children improved.
My teenage daughter even commented that things were different. I asked her what had changed, and she responded “You did Mom”.
This new outlook changed me, changed my family, and I knew it could help others too.
Being the high achiever that I am, I did the research and learned more so I could teach mind-management tools to my kids. I eventually became certified in this coaching methodology, and I developed my Conscious Parenting Approach to help other parents struggling with the same anxiety, self-doubt, and guilt that I was.
If you relate to this at all, I can help you.
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