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  • Writer's pictureAllison Coleman

Intro to Conscious Parenting

Have you heard of the conscious-parenting model by Dr. Shefali Tsabury? I read her book, The Awakened Family, and it changed the way I thought about parenthood and my childhood and truthfully, my entire life.

“[The conscious-parenting model] challenges us to see the truly circular potential of this journey, underscoring how our children contribute to our growth in ways that are perhaps more profound than we can ever contribute to theirs.” -Dr. Shefali Tsabury

Our little babes look to us to meet their needs from the very beginning; requiring safety, nourishment, and love. We think of ourselves as their protectors, their caregivers, their teachers, their everything. And we are all those things, but we are also, perhaps most importantly, their students. We must embrace them for all that we are (not for what we want them to be) and allow them to re-teach us how to uncover that within ourselves. “The child is invited into the parent’s life to teach it something only a child can—how to engage with Life with in-the-now-presence, authenticity, ego-detachment and joyful spontaneity; the diamonds of conscious living.”

Interested in learning more about conscious parenting? Read more on Dr. Shefali's blog here.

Have you heard of conscious parenting? What do you think? Tell us in the comments!

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