Success = The accomplishment of an aim or purpose
If we follow this definition of success then being a successful parent is going to look different for each person as we all have our own purpose.
What is your purpose?
When you thought about becoming a parent, what were the values you thought would be important in your role as a parent and how do they compare to the reality?
In today’s world of social media we can easily fall into the trap of comparison, seeing how other parents are living their lives can give you a feeling of insecurity. Reminding yourself of your values as a parent can help to bring you back to who you are and what it is you want to achieve as a parent.
As parents we are continually worried that we may not have all the answers and the way we are raising our kids may be causing them damage. However, what is important to remember is that you have everything you need within you to be a successful parent.
Let’s look at the traits within you that support you in becoming a successful parent:
- Be Yourself
- Trust Yourself
- Use your Intuition
- Respect each child’s uniqueness
- Gain knowledge
Coming back to who you are and trust in that will allow you to become the best parent you can be. There is no other person on this earth that can be a better parent to your child, your child chose you as their parent for a reason.
Trust in your abilities and this will reflect in how you raise your child and yourself in the process. When I look back over my parenting journey of 16 years, I can see how different my children are as they have grown into young ladies but I can also see a vast difference in my own growth and the growth of my husband.
We are all in this together, trust yourself first and then ask for support as you need it. Together we will raise enlightened children.
Written by Nicole Ivens
Nicole Ivens is an experienced Professional Counsellor and EFT Coach.
Nicole supports parents to empower, educate and encourage their children to be their true authentic self.
Learn more about Nicole http://www.calmyourmindwellness.com.au/about