THE QUESTION TO ASK IS NOT:
"ARE YOU PARENTING THE RIGHT WAY?"
"ARE YOU THE ADULT YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO GROW UP TO BE?
We live in a very demanding world; we are bombarded with messages and expectations of perfect parenting and to raise perfect children, making our everyday life stressful, unattainable and very frustrating.
We struggle with continuous changes: technology has changed the way we communicate and interact with each other. The social expectations to have, behave and live in a certain way have put a lot of pressure on our kids and our families, thus causing us to feel lonely, inadequate and challenged.
Wholehearted Parenting is based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown who says: "Who we are and how we move through the world with our children, is a much stronger predictor of how our children will do, than what we know about parenting.
LIZI'S PARENTING PERSPECTIVE
I have 2 kids, 19 and 13 years old; my parenting journey has been one full of joy, love, struggle, fear, connection, memories, and discovery. I have learned that one of the most important moments we have shared as a family is when we shared our experiences of both success and struggle, together with talking about our feelings in an open-hearted and vulnerable way - when we allowed our most authentic selves to be seen.
Our kids are looking at us: they learn from my words, my actions, my choices; as their mom, I have chosen to honor their reality, learn from it and provide them with the opportunity to have alternatives by modeling my reality. My journey as a mom has allowed me to learn about myself and about the possibilities that we as humans have when we love from the deepest place in our heart. The most beautiful gift I have had in my life is to have the opportunity to learn to open my heart to our kids, to teach them with kindness and patience, to share with them our values, and to provide them with a feeling of security and trust (even when we disagree). I welcome the opportunity to work with you and provide you with tools and to help you become the parent that you want to be.
IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY OR TOO LATE TO CREATE A STRONG RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CHILD.
This workshop will not only help you show up, be seen and live a brave life -- but will help teach so much to your children through you. To be able to empower our children to live their best life is what wholehearted parenting is all about.