It's about how we can work toward these seven principals to create a peaceful style of parenting. It sounds beautiful and lovely, but reading through it I realized I do better at some areas than others. (You'll want to read through the blog probably to get the underlying idea behind these principals.)
Presence: This sounds intense and I thought I was awful at it as I spend most of my time making meals, cleaning up after meals, planning meals or other things, etc. But then it said if you can only give like 15 or even 10 minutes where you are truly present with your child, even that is a great thing. I fell confident I do that.
Awareness: I don't think I'm very good at this but maybe I need to think about this more.
Rhythm: I think I'm good here. We tend to do certain things on certain days and build the rest of the day around those things.
Example: I *hope* I set a good example, and I think I at least generally do, but there are things I hope my kids grow to do better than I do.
Nuturance: I think I'm pretty good here but it's one of those things I think you have to work on day by day.
Trust: I certainly hope my kids feel they can trust me.
Simplicity: I could use some real work here. I can be a bit indulgent.
What does everyone else think of this concept of Peaceful Parenting and how these principals help with it?
This is such a great discussion I'm sorry it was missed.
Presence is my biggest thing I need to work on. I tend to focus on getting things done and not on really being there and making the most of the moment with my children.
Anyone have tips on how to do both?
I liked this read though because you really need a balance of all these things. I think my desire to be this perfect present parent ends up hurting us sometimes.