I was deep in my thought, analyzing why I was feeling so insecure. It brought me back to my childhood and some rough experiences I went through. Why was I letting something from so long ago affect who I am today?
And then it hit me, my children… I’m passing down some of these insecurities to my children. Insecurities that I shouldn’t have in the first place but more so, insecurities that have nothing to do with them and that should not be passed down.
I was relieved to discover this because once you’re aware of something, you can change it. And that’s what I did, I made a change, a positive change, that has impacted my children in a good way.
Self-development is not a luxury, it is not selfish. Working on yourself not only improves your own quality of life but makes you a better parent because you become aware of things you were doing on auto-pilot, like yelling when your kids are not listening. It’s when we work on ourselves and recognize what we’re thinking and feeling that we can stop unwanted reactions and parenting ways. Self-Development is how we change and become better parents.
And so I ask you, can you afford not to work yourself?
On this podcast episode we talk about how self-development is tied to parenting and how it is key to help you become a better parent. I also share with you 2 practices that you should incorporate in your life to become a peaceful and happy parent.
How Working on Self-Development Makes Us Better Parents
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On this episode I talk about:
- How and why working on ourselves makes us better, more peaceful and happier, parents
- How to even start working on ourselves – hint: it is not hard!
- What does it mean to become aware of our own thoughts and why we should practice this
- 2 powerful techniques that can take us from reactive parenting to peaceful parenting
- And how using these 2 techniques will help you live a more fulfilled and joyful life
Rediscovering yourself, those parts of yourself you didn’t want to think about, will allow you to discard the behaviors you don’t want to pass down to your children and instill new habits that will help you raise independent, courageous and secure children.
After listening to this podcast episode, you will realize that self-development is not a selfish thing to do but it’s actually the way to becoming the parent you were truly meant to be, to create a life you enjoy living and to parent in a way that’s more effective yet more gentle.
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