Since bringing in Conscious Parenting to my coaching practice and my personal life, I have seen a powerful positive change in how I relate to my children. This is why today’s interview with Sandra Fazio is personally so wonderful for me. Sandra not only teaches parents how to begin bringing the principles of Conscious Parenting into their homes, but she also loves it out with her own daughter. Sandra, like many parents, thought she had everything planned out to perfection. As we all learn once we become parents, children rarely align with even the best-laid plans. Sandra found it difficult to relate to or discipline her daughter, and so she turned to Conscious Parenting to end some of the strife in her home. What she unlocked was a whole new way of not just thinking about her child, but about herself too.
When the pressure of being a Solo Parent pushes you to a breaking point, Conscious Parenting reminds you to check in with yourself. Self-kindness is easily one of the most powerful tenants of Conscious Parenting, and it’s a step that Sandra has taken to heart. She now encourages everyone to parent through deep connection and open communication. I am thankful to include Sandra’s story and perspective into the Solo Parent Community because she has faced many of the same setbacks that we have as well.
Sandra’s story reminds us to take each day one step at a time. Your relationship with your children is ever-evolving, and it is time to trust that you know how to listen and respond to your children in a conscientious way.
More in this episode:
- Sandra shares her own motherhood story as an older mother.
- How Sandra got interested in conscious parenting.
- Tough times parenting her daughter influenced Sandra to stop putting so much anxiety into how her planned parenting.
- Letting go and living presently enabled Sandra to see how conscious parenting could change her life.
- What conscious parenting is all about.
- How Sandra incorporated conscious parenting into time with her daughter.
- Parenting is an ever-changing, ongoing journey.
- Children are operating at a much higher wavelength now.
- Sandra needs to pay attention to her daughter to see how her needs change.
- How to cope with our own triggered emotions.
- Parents have to wear many hats.
- How to say “no.”
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