What a great question! To begin, let's first dissect the meaning of Conscious and Parent.
A parent is one who cares for their offspring. Consciousness is being aware.
Now What Does that really Mean?
The parenting part is probably easy for most people to understand, but the idea of awareness within parenting is what many people don't understand.
Consciousness in parenting is:
Conscious parenting requires me as the parent to accept my child for who she is in this moment, and to understand what is causing her current struggle, so that I can help my child to overcome that obstacle and then teach her lessons to help her to identify when something is wrong and how to work to address the problem the next time it occurs. I also will teach her how to apply the lessons that we learned with one situation to another situation.
My goal is not to make my child suffer, or to cause discomfort. Life will be the source of her discomfort. My goal is to provide my child with the tools to address what goes wrong in her life by the result of her actions or through the process of living, with a calm mind, rational thinking and purpose.
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