"See a child differently, you see a different child." - Dr. Stuart Shanker
Conscious parenting is anything but traditional. We look at the child as a whole, needing connection above all else. Now, of course, our children display behaviors that aren't so desirable. It is in these behaviors that we will find the true needs of your child.
In our sessions, we discuss what parenting issues are currently arising for you. We dive deep into the feelings that are going on inside of you; if you are like most of my parent clients, you probably feel:
There is one thing you must remember: Compassion for yourself.
As a parent in the current world we live in, the constant chatter of having an exceptionally gifted child is bound to have an effect on us. We push our children out of fear that they won't be someone special.
Once you begin the process of conscious parenting, the way you look at your child will be forever changed. If you're like most of my parent clients, you'll begin to feel:
THE NEW MOM NORMAL
The new mom life is anything but normal. Culture tells us the new mom should be flooded with unconditional love, forever pouring out with gratitude that they’ve earned the title of mother. Yet, most new moms rarely feel this euphoric state.a
The process of becoming a mother is filled with excitement of the unknown. What we aren't prepared for is the complete identity shift that comes with this new chapter.
Becoming a mother requires us to carve out room in our lives for so much more than the needs of another human. Our bodies belong to another, our time belongs to another even our sleep is no longer ours. We also shift our identity in relationships, making time for your child but also your partner, your family, your friends and your work. We adjust to staying at home or hiring a stranger to care for your child while you go back to work. The adjustments we have to make are endless and it's no surprise we need support from others to adjust to this new normal.
If you're like the other mothers in my practice, after our sessions you'll begin to feel: