Family Wellness and Conscious Connected Parenting
Dr Gauri Seth
Parents and early caregivers are uniquely placed to provide healthy messages for emotional wellness for our children for the rest of their lives.
This is an enormously empowering and exciting stage of life, and supporting parents with this is my mission.
By tuning in to conscious connected parenting, there are simple things we can do every day as parents to promote family dynamics that support self-esteem and self-worth in children- which can support their mental wellness for life.
What is Conscious Connection and why will it help my family?
Conscious connection is a two-step process where:
1. Parents pause, and consciously connect to their own state of mind.
2. With greater control over their own state of mind, parents can then consciously connect with their child, in an objective and non-judgemental way, to provide the emotional attunement which they need.
By bringing conscious awareness to those difficult moments when feelings are triggered, tolerance is slipping, and tensions are rising, those are the magic moments right there, where we can pause, zoom out, connect with ourselves as adults, and try really hard to be objective and in the moment, on what's going on and why.
Conscious connection requires parents to consider their own wellness and state of mind. Self-care for parents is paramount because parenting is hard, and exhausting, and secondly because it is harder to connect with our children in an authentic way if we are in a difficult state of mind ourselves.
Conscious connection also encourages a realistic view of parenting, rather than striving for being perfect. If we are constantly trying to be in control of everything and wanting things to be perfect, the chances are we are not consciously connected to our authentic selves as parents- which is necessary in order to connect with our children.
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