Updated: Dec 10, 2019
Have you ever found yourself saying, “Are you sure,” to your child?
Well as long as you speak English and your child is over age 2, I’m going to guess, YES!
We use this phrase all the time with them – but do we use it enough with ourselves?
I teach SURE Parenting and I chose this acronym because of how incredible it feels to be SURE of yourself in your parenting.
Let’s take a look at what SURE Parenting is:
S – Self-honoring
All mothers must learn to honor their core selves. We often forget about our needs, our wants, our passions, and sometimes our very identity when we become moms. And before long that leads us to resentment, frustration, and depression and our kids are the ones who pay the price.
U – Unique
Every mother and every child are unique human beings. I would be a lousy mentor if I tried to tell every client exactly what to do and say every second of every day. Instead, I choose to embrace your uniqueness and provide ideas and opportunities for you to craft your very own approach that suits your family’s unique makeup.
R – Respectful
We all want our children to respect us. Guess what – they want us to respect them too! And when we model respect, our kids learn it. When we show respect, our kids embody it. When we conduct ourselves in a way that respects those around us, our children feel natural and confident in their own respectful behaviors. Respect begets respect.
E – Empathic
Or Empathetic if you prefer. Empathy is the way we step away from traditional parenting models and start to see our children as fellow humans on this journey with us. With empathy, we are able to bridge the emotional, physical, and developmental gaps between us and our tiny people and guide them into adulthood in a safe, connected, enjoyable way.
So next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or confused ask yourself – Am I SURE?
If not, reach out! That’s what I’m here for.