TPJ 0: Love Parenting And Parenting From Love (the philosophy that will set you free)

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Do you struggle with feeling like you’re not good enough, or that you don’t measure up? There are so many different parenting philosophies out there: Attachment, RIE, simplicity, unconditional, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio, gentle, respectful, conscious, peaceful…but which one is right for you?

Join me as I dive into this topic and reveal my parenting philosophy.

The problem:

  • Every book, expert, & philosophy seems to contradict the others.
  • It can make you feel like you don’t measure up when you can’t or don’t 100% follow a particular philosophy.
  • Some of these groups can be so judgmental and unsupportive when you don’t fully stick to their philosophy.
  • There’s so much out there and it’s hard to decide what will work for you.

The solution (and my philosophy):

Love parenting and parent from love.

  • Love Parenting
    • Parenting should be enjoyable.
    • We should feel good about the way that we parent.
    • No one benefits from you being a martyr (including your children).
    • Not that it’s always easy. There are definitely hard times in parenting. But overall, you should not parent in a way that feels like constant suffering & misery.
    • Design a life that you love.
    • You could go through your entire life…many people have and are currently doing so…not enjoying life.
    • Keep your cup full and spill out onto others.
    • What would make parenting fun for you? Minimize/reduce/outsource as many of the negative things as possible.
  • Parent from Love
    • When you’re truly motivated from a place of love & care, you’ll find the right words & actions (vs. operating out of fear or anger).
    • Holding your goodness to light. Self-compassion. Do things that are kind. Trust your intuition. Break down old paradigms.
    • Keep it flexible enough and use as a clear guideline. It liberates you from attachment parenting or from mainstream parenting. PERMISSION to LOVE parenting, permission to parent from LOVE.

Links & Resources:

  • Show notes at TheParentingJunkie.com/00
  • TheParentingJunkie.com/review
  • TheParentingJunkie.com/partners
  • TheParentingJunkie.com/loveparenting (FB Group)

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