“To gift life to a child is a wonderful and unselfish action on behalf of a parent. The challenge arises in the maintaining of that unselfishness and the provision of a dynamic and positive home environment for the child's realisation of self”
- Tony Humphreys, All About Children
The role of a parent is more then just lists of things we do, it's about who we are to our children and who we become because of them. As parents we generally want to be the best parent we can be for our children. From my perspective it's about being the best version of you, that you can be, for you, and thereby the best you can be for your children.
All parenting starts with self. In simple terms this means you can only give to others (your children) what you've got yourself. An individual can only bring a child to the same level of development/consciousness and maturity that they have reached themselves.
Parent Mentoring, either on a 1:2:1 basis in individual sessions, or in a group, through a workshop or course, provides parents with a safe space where they can explore their story, and look at the “baggage” they are carrying into their role as a parent. How you treat yourself will heavily influence how your raise your children.
When we learn to have an unconditional loving relationship with ourselves we are in a conscious place to raise our children. The space I create is a safe space, free of judgement, blame and criticism. It's not about pointing the finger, it's about exploring what is going on, and finding solutions that will work best for you and your family.