I am on top of the world with this message from a new mom with a three week old baby.
She says that the prenatal classes that she did with me were very helpful because they helped her to be MINDFUL through birthing... breastfeeding... and caring for her newborn.
THAT is the reason I do prenatal classes.
So that new parents can begin their parenting journey as mindful parents.
Mindful parenting sounds easy - but is very difficult.
Because - Parenting is so closely linked with reproduction.
Reproduction is designed to ensure the survival of species.
So it puts us in survival mode.
And makes us focus on the outcome more than the journey.
But parenting is about enjoying the journey.
It is about expecting the unexpected and relishing the adventure.
And that is possible only when we LEARN -
1. What we need not panic about
2. What to do when things spin out of control (as they surely will)
The MIND is the key to MINDFUL PARENTING.
And it is best to begin shaping the mind before your baby arrives through prenatal classes.
I am so grateful for this opportunity to help so many parents begin their mindful parenting journey.
PC: Photo by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič on Unsplash