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Acceptance Parenting – Synopsis

Acceptance Parenting is, for me, the perfect recipe. It’s my aspiration as to what type of a parent I want to be. An ideal towards which I progress every day.

I believe it is very applicable to all conscious parents. Read on to find out.

Acceptance Parenting – As a parent

  • Surrender
    • Let your mantra be – Children are not here for us. We are here for them.
    • Accept your role as nurturer only.
  • Believe
    • Belive that children are born, good natured, guileless and compassionate. They do not know how to manipulate or hurt willingly. They learn that from us.
    • Accept their innocence.
  • Respect
    • Respect them as you wish to be respected.
    • Accept that children are like us with strong emotions, preferences and personality that needs to be acknowledged and respected.
  • Connect
    • Children have limitations with communication.
    • Connect with them to understand not only the what but the why, the apparent and the underlying.
    • Accept their limitations.
  • Intuit
    • Children exhibit challenging behaviors because they need help emotionally.
    • Rely on your intuition to recognize the emotion behind the behavior.
    • Accept your inner voice.
  • Guide
    • There can be no such thing as punishment. They are not offenders and there can be no judgement. There can only be guidance.
    • Accept to guide while being kind, empathetic and compassionate.
  • Follow
    • Children know their needs, wants and interests best. Our role is limited to providing exposure, encouragement and support without expectation or judgement.
    • Accept to relinquish control.
  • Adapt
    • Experts may guide. Books may preach. Blogs like this may inform. But every child is unique and only you know your children. Adapt advice to suit each child.
    • Accept you are the expert.
  • Love
    • Love children without expectations. Love unconditionally.

Acceptance Parenting – As a human

  • Let go of ego
    • The first step to surrender control is to let go of ego and notions of “I know best”.
  • Be confident
    • Observe, introspect, analyse, research, implement. Whatever you choose, be confident in your decision.
  • Be open to change
    • Accept that we will make mistakes. Course correct without regret.
  • Love yourself
    • Love can radiate from you when you love yourself.
    • Work to slowly erase your insecurities.

Presented here is just a synopsis. There will be posts detailing each point and much more in the coming weeks.

Does this style resonate with you? What would you change? Let’s talk about that!

Published by MotherWise

Respectful mother with a unique style of parenting. My mission is to simplify complex parenting issues. I focus on Pregnancy| Labor |Parenting |Mental Health and Well Being. Complications, Management, Support

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