There are so many movements, labels and styles of parenting around these days, and they are all doing wonders for our children as we bring back the natural parenting practices that enable our children to thrive. But these labels can also be intimidating to mothers not in the “natural parenting” crowd.
They can even seem alienating and cliquey, so for mothers who have heard these labels and have made the decision to steer well clear, thinking we are all some kind of perfectionist super Mama’s, I want to let you in on a little secret….
What’s stopping you from fully enjoying parenting, and having the family life you deserve? We all fall in to habits that can be damaging to our relationships and our overall happiness from time to time, but habits are only habits as long as we let them continue.
Here is a list of habits it might be time to break:
1. Stop blaming yourself for mistakes. You had a bad day, you made a decision you regret, you shouted at your children and feel terrible now. Stop sitting in the guilt and move onwards and upwards. Apologise, wipe the slate clean and start again.
Today I am very excited to announce the launch of Love Parenting TV, a channel where I will offer practical tips and advice, along with my own experiences and research on natural, gentle and conscious parenting.
(Next weeks episode is all about practical, gentle solutions for what you can do if your child is hitting, I hope you’ll love it!)
Why am I starting the channel?
Because I am passionate about the message of natural, continuum style parenting and want to spread it far and wide. The blog has been a great tool for this and will of course continue on, but I want to spread my wings and reach even more parents, grandparents, and everyone who has some involvement with a child in their life. I want this style of parenting to become the norm, and in sharing the things I am passionate about, I hope I am helping to move things in this direction.
How will Love Parenting TV help you?
This channel is going to be packed full of tips and ideas for bringing more connection, peace and just more fun in to your family life. I want to share what I have learned and help you achieve the kind of days that make you smile and smile, and absolutely LOVE parenting. And, of course, IT’S FREE!
Somewhere along the way, the secrets to a happy childhood seem to have become lost. Parents are filled with worry about all the things they could do better, all the things they wish they could afford for their children, or conversely, how nothing they give their child seems to bring a smile to their face. Parents notice that their children seem to have lost their spark, their faces dull and unhappy, a stream of complaints from their lips, never satisfied with what life has to offer.
But what do our children really need?
The truth is that the requirements for a happy childhood are not secrets at all, they just get overlooked due to their simplicity.
After all, the human race would never have come so far if the perceived complications we think our children need, were real.