Welcome to Presence Parenting. I am taking a break from facilitating sessions and workshops to explore a year of mindfulness. Everything shared here is an invitation to clearly choose the presence we bring to parenting and I hope you find something helpful while you’re here. Thank you for visiting. — Amy
Parenting is amazing, and challenging.
It can be difficult to nurture our children when we are struggling with sleep deprivation, doubt, frustration, anger, lack of support, disagreements with those we love, pain from the past, discipline dilemmas or whatever else parenting brings to the surface.
I can totally relate. My name is Amy Phoenix and I’m a meditating mom of five. Parenting can be crazy for me sometimes (hence the need for meditation).
Crazy’s not all bad, especially when it equates to fun and joy shared between loving family members. However, when doubt and anger mix with the craziness – our loving presence is affected and we may not be able to be the parents we know we are (or want to be) deep inside.
In these conflicted moments, it is vital to honor our feelings. When parenting is a struggle, it can be really helpful to learn how to weather the challenges, strengthen our loving presence and discover the hidden opportunities we have as parents (even in tantrums, teen angst or not knowing how to balance our needs with those of our kids).
What are your feelings telling you? If you’d like to create some space to learn from what you feel so you can parent more in line with your values, please accept my invitation to rest here for a bit and explore Presence Parenting.
You’ll find simple resources to reduce shame and increase compassion, slow down and savor the moment, navigate emotions, implement alternatives to punishment and cultivate force free, trust full relationships.
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Take gentle care,