If I Ever Have Kids, I’ll Never… – 5 Principles of Conscious ParentingIf I Ever Have Kids, I’ll Never… – 5 Principles of Conscious Parenting https://c-suitenetwork.com/advisors/wp-content/themes/csadvisore/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Katherine Sellery https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/436cddde358300424bba7645023aebea?s=96&d=mm&r=g
At some point in our lives, we’ve all said this line when talking about our less-than-perfect childhoods:
If I ever have kids, I’ll never……
….make them feel like they’re less than enough
….yell at them in the middle of the grocery store
…lash out or make unreasonable rules
None of us want to repeat the mistakes our (often well-intentioned) parents made raising us. And yet, we unconsciously find ourselves repeating the cycle.
I’m Katherine Sellery, 3x TEDx speaker, Founder & CEO of Conscious Parenting Revolution, and sought out “Pandemic Parenting” coach and expert who has helped thousands of parents, children and educators thrive during the COVID crisis. For my expertise, I was recently featured on Chicago, DC, and Atlanta & Co for my success in advocating for struggling parents and youth across our country.
In a lively and engaging segment, I’d love to share with your audience 5 principles of conscious parenting that you can start working on now:
See your kids for who they are: human beings. Parents often forget that their kids have their own quirks, preferences, and boundaries, which might conflict with the parents’ way of doing things! Your task isn’t to raise a clone of yourself, but to help your child grow and develop into the unique individual that they are.
Listen with love
When voices are high or even hysterical—that’s when your child is telling you something important. You may feel the urge to yell right back, but you’ll learn a lot more if you can pause and listen instead.
Build them up, don’t tear them down
Being overly critical can undermine your child’s confidence, but so can too much praise. Work to acknowledge your child’s achievements in a neutral way. Let them know that it’s possible to be good at something but still have room for improvement.
Explain your reasoning
Children, even older children, may not understand the guidelines and boundaries you set for them at first. Take time to explain why they can’t watch TV for 4 hours straight or pouring milk all over dad’s laptop.
Your parenting style should adjust to the unique needs of your child—not the other way around! Practice the 4 principles above, keep in mind that what works for one child won’t necessarily work for another, and adapt accordingly.
Would you be interested in setting up an interview? I’ve included my bio below and can provide additional information as needed.
Katherine Sellery, CEO and Founder of Conscious Parenting Revolution, helps individuals minimize misunderstandings and melt-downs in order to communicate with more collaboration, cooperation, and consideration.
The creator of the Guidance Approach to Parenting, a program that applies conflict resolution skills to communicating more effectively with children, Katherine has positively influenced relationships for generations and brought about healing and reconciliation in families that were suffering from disconnection. For over 20 years, she has taught and coached thousands of parents, educators, social workers, and medical professionals in half a dozen countries through her popular workshops, coaching programs, TEDx talks, and her upcoming book. Katherine is also a trained mediator, attended Law School, has certifications in different trauma models, teaches a breathing meditation modality with the Art of Living Foundation, and ran her own commodities-trading business in Hong Kong for 30 years.
Katherine is a 3x TEDx Speaker and has released a FREE ebook “7 Strategies to Keep Your Relationship With Your Kids from Hitting the Boiling Point.” For her expertise she has been featured on Atlanta & Co, Fox31 Denver, 4CBS Denver, CBS8 San Diego and has been a guest on over 20 podcasts.
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