Consider that how you treat your child is probably how
you were treated as a child. And it is how you treat
- Cheri Huber
TIME-OUT for Parents: A Guide to Compassionate
There is no single life event that has a greater capacity for transforming our mind, body, and soul
than the birth of a child. Giving birth and becoming a parent brings us face to face with our own
deepest fears and desires. We are given the opportunity to choose to open our hearts, face our
fears, and rediscover love and trust. Our parenting coaching is based on our whole person
approach to life coaching.
Loving yourself and your spouse is good parenting!
Parenting is about modeling. Without any formal teaching, our children will absorb the
fundamental truths of our lives and values. They will see us for who we truly are: not only our public
persona but our real selves. They will take in how we treat ourselves, how we treat others and what
we believe about the world.
If we would like to teach our children to have healthy relationships with others and to love
themselves, we must have healthy relationships and love ourselves. Many of us mistakenly believe
that loving our children (or loving anyone) means putting our children first, ahead of our own
needs. But what do they say on the airplane? “Put on your own mask before helping others.” In
order to teach our children how to take care of themselves, we must start by taking care of
ourselves. As most parents realize, children are insatiable! There is no end to their capacity to
demand of you! You and only you can set healthy boundaries and make sure that your needs are
consistently being met. Your child – and your spouse – cannot do this for you.
Eventually most of us realize that being a parent is not about teaching our children, but about
learning ourselves. Nature designed us perfectly: Teaching is the best way to learn. Or as a French
academic put it, "To teach is to learn twice."
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Current Groups and Workshops
"Time-Out" for Parents Group. Many of us mistakenly believe that loving our children (or loving
anyone) means putting our children first, ahead of our own needs. But what do they say on the
airplane? “Put on your own mask before helping others.” In order to teach our children how to take
care of themselves, we must start by taking care of ourselves.
Growing Together as Parents. Would you like to feel closer to your spouse? Do you want to be a
real team? This workshop helps parents feel more love and compassion for each other amidst the
joys and challenges of parenting.
Vision Quest for Parents-To-Be. The change from couple to family is a huge inner and outer
transformation. Taking a few hours away from the bustle of daily life to prepare for this change can
help busy couples manage this transition with joy and a feeling of calmness.
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