Parenting doesn’t come with a road map or an instruction manual, yet the basic instincts to protect and want what is best for your child seems to naturally be the driving force for parenthood.
Connected Parenting, our personal philosophy, came about through learning from the various schools of discipline and the most effective strategies on child behavior based on developmental milestones.
With roots in eastern spiritual philosophy, our focus lies in raising inner awareness, full acceptance, and interconnectedness. Put into practice by appreciating each child’s uniqueness and creating a space of respect, kindness, and compassion, while promoting creativity.
The early childhood years and experiences have the most important impact, where the foundation is laid for becoming a human being. Just as a newborn comes into the world with complete trust in their parents to take care of their life and growth, and always do right by them, we need to have the same trust in the child. It is the child who is the one who can best give us the answers to what they need for their development. We can find these answers by observing and tuning in. During these years as a parent, you have the potential to assist in developing your child’s gifts and abilities in a safe and encouraging space that will give your child the possibility to grow and develop in freedom.
Discipline is about guiding a child’s behavior. Non-forceful discipline can and will be achieved by changing the way we approach parenting in the sense of being present without judgement, setting boundaries by example, creating expectations around your child’s needs, and promoting freedom and independence.
Connected parenting is a mindful approach that has stemmed from over a decade and a half of knowledge, personal experience, and research based strategies for parents to implement in creating the deepest and most beautiful bond with their children so that they can have the most successful life possible.