I am amongst a wonderful group of parents who, since their first baby was born, believe that their child is (1) on a learning adventure; (2) is innocent; (3) makes honest mistakes; (4) is equal; and (5) is deserving of our help, respect and honest, unconditional love.
For these parents, teaching love and understanding to their child always comes first. These parents nurture and encourage, when led by the child:
– problem solving
– decision-making and experience
– freedom of speech
With this approach we see, first-hand, children exploring and maturing. They are kind, thoughtful and intelligent. They are actively learning and, because they are empowered to engage, they learn to respect their environment out of love for it. And with respect and love, comes good behavior and positive intellectual development. (The words ‘obedience’ and ‘discipline’ are, naturally, redundant.)
Parenting Energy embraces and is motivated by the idea that children are equals to adults and they deserve respect from birth. Our name implies that parent and child share an energy, a special spiritual connection that is based in love – and also that parents can teach their children how to use, grow and transform energy to create their ideal lifestyle.
If you embrace Love Parenting Energy it means you believe in following instinct, and you trust what your heart is telling you. You let your children inspire you, and remind you how easy it is to be innocent, present, care-free, optimistic and joyful. You believe that every behaviour acted and every word spoken by a toddler or young child comes from a place in their heart, an emotion (energy in motion) and is a genuinely valid communication.
You know there is a difference between listening to your mind and listening to your heart. You’re comfortable to make your own decisions on how to raise your children. You may be less concerned with your children reaching typical milestones associated with success. Instead you focus on assisting your child to learn and explore and express him-or-herself uniquely to reach their own idea of true happiness.
As a parent, you believe you can help your child mature and prosper in current times while listening and following their heart (something that may have been lost over previous generations due to society’s obsession with development, progress and financial wealth or status).
Perhaps most importantly, you recognize very early on that your child has a particular learning style, and you nurture that style.
You understand Comfort Parenting Energy: A child will learn and grow when comfortable. You help your child get comfortable with encouragement, understanding and gentle parenting techniques.
Spread the word on Love Parenting Energy. Let love grow.
Day by day we aim to repair our bodies and have trust, faith and optimism for the future. You can join me as I walk to wellness in the private facebook group Joanna Haley Homestead (Journey to Wellness)
Joanna Haley, Author