The role of community in helping you become a better parent.
What does it take to change an existing cultural or societal norm? When we look at big picture examples in history, we see that change occurs when people show interest in a novel concept, commit to a fresh system of beliefs, and—in many cases—form a movement for their new ideology to thrive.
As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” He also encouraged his followers to come together and create that change.
What if I told you that effecting positive change at home is no different? That to become a more conscious parent, you need a community of like-minded people to help you learn and grow? It truly does take a village to raise a child.
It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: The Power of Parents Coming Together
If you’re part of the Conscious Parenting Revolution, chances are you’re looking to forgo the traditional parenting mindset (children should be seen and not heard, parents should never apologize to their children) for one that fosters genuine connection with your child.
Raising children is no easy task. Changing your approach to parenting is even harder. Parents and caregivers can benefit from a support system that acts as a sounding board and holds them accountable on their journey to conscious parenting.
Community is one of the core tenets of the Conscious Parenting Revolution. Whether chatting in our private FB Group or joining group calls during the 90 Day Parenting Reset, you’ll enjoy the following from our incredible parenting community:
- A safe space to listen, learn, and share. Connect with parents and caregivers from around the world. Share anything without fear of judgment. Providing support is our primary objective, so talk as much or as little as you’re comfortable. Some participants prefer to listen, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
- Reminders that you’re not alone. Being a parent can be isolating—especially during the last year. Whatever you’re experiencing, I promise you other caregivers can relate. Having them on the other end of a Zoom call serves as a great reminder that you’re never alone.
- Objective problem-solving. When people react emotionally to something, they’re not always thinking clearly, and it’s hard to grow in that state of mind. Relying on a network outside of your close family and friends allows you to view your experiences from an objective lens and find better solutions to your problems.
- Feedback, coaching, and framework. The coaches who lead our parenting groups have all the necessary tools and resources to help you become a better parent. With 20+ years of combined training and education, they’re always ready with helpful feedback or advice.
It’s not easy to change parenting patterns that have been reinforced across generations, but with the help of a parenting community, you’ll be well on your way to becoming the parent you want to be.