I was honored to be asked to submit a blog post on Love Parenting’s beautiful website. I love Sam’s message and am thrilled at all the support and information made available to parents through her work. We are completely aligned in our approach and philosophy to parenting, but my children are a lot older than hers (15, 18 and 21.) So I thought you might enjoy reading about the results of this parenting approach in one family, to get an idea of what you might have to look forward to if you also commit yourself to this approach.
It can be very challenging to parent in a way that’s different from the mainstream, as I’m guessing you’re doing if you’re reading this article. It’s also challenging, sometimes overwhelming, to spend a large part of each day focused on meeting little ones’ needs. I hope my experience can give you some inspiration to keep doing it, as well as some reassurance that it’s worth it beyond what you can even imagine! My 3 daughters and I are a living proof of it.
When my first daughter was born, I went on a quest to find a parenting approach that would insure that she would grow up feeling whole, loved, and knowing that she was intrinsically good. It just wasn’t not an option for me to have her experience even a smidgen of what I lived and still struggled to heal from: growing up feeling unloved and believing I was deeply flawed.
For the first 5 years of my parenting journey, all my attention and energy went into finding and integrating into my family an approach that felt 100% right.
Click here for the rest of the article where I share some of the
core things I did differently than most parents in our culture, and
some of the most striking differences I experience(d) in my
daughters as a result of it.
And if you'd love to have in your family what I have in mine, check out my Clean Parenting program. In it I'll take you step-by-step through every element of your parenting so that you can also have ease and harmony in your family, while making sure that your children grow up whole.