Intuitive parenting isn’t a method or style of parenting where I can give an outline or clear definition of “Here’s what you do…” and then you go do it. Instead, it is parenting in partnership with your child according to your child’s unique personality. It is based upon being connected to your child not only through your relationship with them but also through keeping tuned in to who they are as individuals. It encompasses their likes, dislikes, learning styles, and subtle nuances of who they are that only you can know.
A large part of being an intuitive parent also takes into account your OWN personality as a parent. You not only need to know your children but you just as importantly need to know yourself and be tuned in to your own feelings. If you learn how to do that, you can more easily discern how much of your parenting is pre-programmed through fear or unresolved issues from your own life and how much of how you parent is truly in the best interest of your child. For example, if you know what your fears are then you can rationally process them. If you are unaware of them, you can more easily fall into thinking that someone besides you has all of your parenting answers.
Intuitive parenting is different in that it takes parenting to a level that doesn’t fall under some preset guidelines or rules. It is constantly self-directed by your own intentions and focus. It’s never too late to start either! Even if up until now you have followed more of a detached parenting style, you still know more about your child than anyone else does. Pick up from what you know right now. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t breastfeed, co-sleep or have an immediate attachment to your baby or if you followed or didn't follow Attachment Parenting or similar methods. What matters is your desire to be more connected in your relationship starting today.
As a Parent Coach and Mentor, my passion lies in empowering parents to make the best decisions they can for their children and their families as a whole. As a well-trained coach, I can be your facilitator and accountability partner for long-lasting, meaningful change that has a permanent, positive impact for your family. By focusing on the values that you hold most important in your life, I can help you create and maintain the type of parenting relationship you want to have with your children, now and into their adulthood.
I am a homeschooling mom of four children in Massachusetts. I am also the author of a book called The Herbal Beverage Book, which can be found on amazon. When not coaching, writing or spending time with the family, I enjoy Hayao Miyazaki films, new and classic Dr. Who episodes, anything related to American history and a great glass of mead.
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