CREATING A “RIGHT” RELATIONSHIP… with our children…young and old!
Having a good connection with our children of ALL ages (birth to 50+) is so wonderful. It allows for peaceful conversations, peace of mind and pleasant interactions. And when the connection isn’t good, it can create disharmony, inner struggles and often an unpleasant state of mind.
There are many aspects to parenting, so in this program I’m just going to focus on one that I’ve come to call:
“CREATING A FIELD OF FREEDOM”
When we create a “Field of Freedom” for our children, they are able to be within that field/ space and exercise their freedom. When I was teaching in preschool & elementary school, I loved to create an art center with a variety of materials and allow the children to create whatever they wanted to. In addition, I loved to set up home environments where the children were free to play with all the toys and knew they could be creative and have fun.
With teenagers, I found that I could also give them “Fields of Freedom” in which to explore and live, knowing and hoping that they had already embodied what they needed to know in order to use good judgement in whatever situation they encountered.
When our children become adults, and especially in the world we live in today, where every adult seems to have a little different view on life and how to live, I believe that creating a “Field of Freedom” for all is crucial. Once a child turns 21 they really graduate into adulthood and have the right to choose their lifestyle, make their own choices and reap the consequences. And yet as a caring parent this might be very difficult to observe. How can we still be a caring parent, wanting the best for our adult children and as the same time allow them to live in a “Field of Freedom”. This is not always easy terrain to walk on.
During this program, I will share some LIFE CHANGING MOMENTS that I’ve experienced and have supported me in navigating ‘Fields of Freedom” for my “children” of all ages…birth and into their 50’s!