Parental Self Awareness

B eyes closed cropParental self awareness is the ability to look at one’s self from moment to moment during parent/child interaction and ask one’s self, “How am I feeling?". If you can do this as needed, you can make it through anything. Miss this step and you might miss that window of self-regulation and head down the road to reactivity.

This level of awareness brings you into the moment, the present, and this is where love lies. When you can meet your child in the present without all of the worries of the future and efforts to correct the past, then you will be parenting from a place of love, parenting in the now. You may also use this toward yourself, spouse, family etc. Keep in mind that this is the journey, and you cannot get there from "there". You can only get there from "here"

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