How to bring a moment of peace to your parenting

April 27, 2009 at 5:00 am | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment
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GEM Parenting
Where Every Child is a GEM

Hi there ,

It’s Motivational Monday once again.
Last week I asked you to focus on your
own personal peace and honor.

How’d it go?

Were you able to find any peace?
Could you honor that peace?

It’s often hard to find the way to honor yourself when you
are a busy parent.

I do want you to remember that you can take moments.
You need to start just like your children,
with baby steps.

This week I want to suggest you say out loud-
twice a day- “I honor my peace.”

You can start in the bathroom with the shower
running, where no one can hear you.
Or outdoors where you are free also.

Then let your self really feel peace,
take a deep breath,
either close your eyes
or look at something that
seems peaceful to you,
and let the flow of peace
come over your whole being.

As you begin to practice this
you will be able to let this
flow of peace happen
whenever and wherever
you need it.

You have the control of your peace.
It is not elusive.
It is yours to create and manifest
as you desire.

Again, this week I want you to
stay with peace and honor.

Build this into a part of your
parenting. Let your
peace be free to come to you.

You need this peace to be able to
raise your children with self-esteem
and calmness
and stop the stress
that burns you up at night.

Get it in the day and you can also bring
your peace into your nights when
you lie awake wondering if you have made
the right decisions.

Have a great day, and
Parent with Passion, Purpose, and Integrity,

Grace

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Are You a Process Parent?

April 13, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment
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It’s Motivational Monday.
And for me it’s another new beginning.
I have a few times each year that I have a
sense of starting again.

And the end of the ski competitions season is one of them.

For my family it happened yesterday.
This means that the intense dedicated time of the year
is over.
It’s time to let the slower, relaxed attitudes settle in and develop.

And the change is rather difficult to tell the truth.
You see when we are dedicated and
purposeful we think we are doing things
that have meaning.

As we step away from having our days
filled with this meaning where are we?

Now here is a question:
Do we do our ski competing because it will get
Us (my kids) to some end point?

Or do we do this high level of ski competitions
because of the
process that we have while doing it?

If you know anything about me you will
know the answer is simple.

It’s the process.
Maybe it will get the kids into
great colleges:
Maybe it will get them into
higher level competitions:
Maybe it will make people
say WOW about them.
Maybe they will have newspaper and magazine
articles written about them.

But those are so far from the reasons
to commit to doing something.

These are things that may happen
Because of the awesome way the kids
Do things.

And yes they will happen, but don’t do things
because of the possibility of the result.

It makes your life and your kid’s life hollow.
If you are going to set up your kids life
to have the deepest meaning, then do things for the
meaning, not what they can get for your kids.

Motivation for today:
Find meaning in what you do, what your kids do.
And live for the process not the product.

As always
Parent with Passion, Purpose, and Integrity.

Grace

PS. Need to understand how you can change from
being a parent dedicated to the outcome to a parent living for
the process?
In other words “How to raise a grounded kid in a world that
is about preparing your kid to get into a good school?”

New tele-series coming soon.
Watch for it.

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