“How do you get inspired to inspire your kids?” (question from parenting group moms)
Home schooling may have not been your choice. Social distancing may not have been your choice. However, we do have a choice in how we take on these next months and how we look at the past year. Honest Lessons have come from this time period in our lives and with our children, in our homes.
I typically write about children I support in the community, not any specific child but rather overarching themes that apply to the developing child. You may find that by reading these posts – you are reminded of your own child or a child you work with. My own children are no exception. They are developing children and I am a true honest, trying my best, working mom. (*must add we are all working moms/& dads).
So, yesterday while I was setting up for a live video interview, a full day of direct client case sessions, and meal prepping, and school supporting – I realized some of the many lessons my kids are learning.
By being in one small space, we are all comforted by each others presence – -its like being at a party and feeling the energy in the room – in this case, its a high functioning work environment – filled with voices, computers, snacks, lights and all.
My children have now gained insight into the dedication and time I put forth in my work and parenting commitments. They know I value their time, space, and needs. We all value and respect the voice tone and volumes we use around one another. And most of all we all know how to PIVOT. Yes, that amazing dance move I loved to do in class at age 12 is now my go to move in parenting.
Pivot, turn…Pivot, turn! This means when we are going one way and speaking in one voice. If someone in the family says, “I am about to record live” or “starting a work call” or “Need more room to move for this class” “Need bright lights in here.” “I have a 2 min break to eat.”… That we all pivot and proceed. My children will lower their voices in response to a peer in virtual class, my husband may grab a snack to give the kids, my daughter may use a space outside instead of in her room, and I may say thank you! We all pivot and rotate to accommodate, respect and share with one another.
We as a family know a few things; we are not alone. We are all working and trying our best. We are all checking on one another’s needs before starting a task. We all know its just a moment in time, a Monday, a Friday…. We all know we “GOT THIS!”
I get inspired everyday by watching and observing my children learning, listening and sharing with me. I love that they know all about their parents jobs, our efforts to fulfill a full life, and that we all truly admire one another. I am inspired to do my best everyday to model for them – and now – they are actually here to see me do it!!
Everyday, I work with children of all ages and their families to support their communication styles, movement choices, and beautiful connections! During this Pandemic, therapeutic support and resources are available! For more ways to learn how to embody parenting and support your child through life, Email me at email@example.com to schedule your time.
Please Note: These stories are based on real moments but all names, ages, and identifying information has been changed to ensure confidentiality and safety for all individuals involved. The events are a composite of related scenarios used to illustrate the work; bringing understanding to the benefits of supporting children through a mind/body connection.