There are many “comments” in parenting. Sometimes well-meaning friends, family or teachers comment on your parenting or your baby/child’s behavior. It can be helpful to have a clear, direct line to your own feelings about the situation, as you navigate your response and course of action. This L.O.V.E. Parenting technique is used to access your inner wisdom.
• Sit in a quiet room by yourself.
• Take three deep breaths with slow, long exhales.
• Quiet your mind: release chatter and clutter.
• Conjure up the image of your baby/child.
• Visualize the aspect of your parenting or baby/child that has been called into question.
• Ask yourself a clearly if you agree with the concern expressed.
• Listen to the first answer that comes into your mind.
• Do you hear a “yes,” or a “no”?
Listen to your truth. If you hear a “yes,” at least you can deal with the situation understanding that you share the concern. If you hear a “no,” that doesn’t mean that the thought expressed doesn’t warrant further exploration, but at least you can lead the inquiry with the comfort and assurance of your own intuition.
About Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams created L.O.V.E. Parenting with a series of techniques for effective communication, deepened connection and more joy in parenting and life. Jessica is also the creator of www.UltimateParentingCourse.com with the best of today's progressive parenting experts together in one program. Jessica is a featured expert internationally on both Mothering.com’s Ask An Expert and the upcoming www.KidsInTheHouse.com. Jessica is a regular contributor to Mothering Magazine’s All Things Mothering, LA Parent Magazine, LA Mom Magazine & DailyBuzzMoms. She has been interviewed on television and radio and taught workshops at family wellness centers, schools and doctor’s offices. Her BirthKit has helped women have a transformational & empowering birth. Jessica maintains a private coaching practice in her native Los Angeles where she lives with her husband and their three children. “Truly amazing woman. I love her advice.”—Carrie-Anne Moss. “All you have shared has helped tremendously.”—Lisa Bonet. “I am experiencing nothing short of a miracle thanks to your laser beam approach.” –Andrea Bendewald.