When I REACT to my child in their most vulnerable moments,
I am called to explore within.
Do I have unmet needs?
Am I hungry, tired, thirsty, lonely, sad, scared?
Am I unidentified neurodivergent, therefore experiencing extremely fragile central and pheripheral nervous systems?
Are my sensory systems dysregulated or different?
Am I triggered by unmet, unheard, unhealed trauma that is mirrored back to me via my child's struggles?
Am I cultivating and carrying an energetic presence that my child's behavioural response is rising to meet?
Are parts of my identity being challenged or called into question?
Do I fear judgement, disapproval, rejection and abandonment from my own friends, family and professionals if my parenting approaches don't please them?
Am I projecting into my child's future and making assumptions about who they'll become as adults based on small moments of vulnerability and struggle today?
When I am still,
When I pause,
When I breathe,
When I take a moment to tune in,
I return to the moment.
I come home to the now.
And when it all feels too hard,
I move from this moment
And into the next.
One moment at a time.
I find small ways to meet myself,
To find calm amongst the chaos.
I observe my thoughts and my feelings.
I watch them come and go
I detach and let go of all judgement.
I know that when I return to the moment,
All is well.
I return to my senses.
What can I see?
What can I smell?
What can I taste?
What can I hear?
What can I feel?
What does my child need in this moment to be okay?
What do I need in this moment to be okay?
We get to decide.
All is well in the moment.
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