You will only accept your child to the extent that you accept yourself.
How can we raise humans to be independent and free spirited if we are not? Our children mirror us, they feed off our energy, our responses and how we show up in the world.
We must first accept that we are an individual being before we are a parent. Accept ALL your strengths and shortcomings. When we do this we teach our children how to do this themselves.
If we do not accept our children or ourselves for who we truly are then we will allow ourselves to dominate + control them. Or the opposite will happen; we will allow our children to dominate + control us.
The key is in order to build true connection with our children we need to dive inward and love ourselves fully. When we come from a centered place we can clear our minds and attune to our child in the present moment with curiosity and captivation.
Use the above affirmations to accept yourself and your child fully. Comment below if you have any to add!
The Rebel Soul Mama
Shannon McAlister | Educator, wifey and conscious mama who is practicing mindful living + appreciating the everyday magic!