Here are ten features of raising our children that matter dearly to me and to fellow Gaia Gangsters.
If any of these values and concerns, thoughts and feelings also make you roll, welcome aboard!
We appreciate the new challenges facing us parents today and strive to make space to preserve the pace of childhood, safeguard excess screen and sugar consumption, and reach out to combat lone parenting.
We know good food anchors health for us and for our children.
We embrace development for ourselves as well as our children, using our caretaking role as fuel for inner growth
When we remember that we are laying foundations for the people of our future, we feel the privilege. Individually and collectively we are responsible for raising our next generation and for shaping the integrity of our descendants.
We have confidence in a heart centered approach to raising and connecting with our children, building on the mothering instinct of our ancestors, and applying modern-day wisdom to navigate today’s pressures.
We believe in the goodness of our children. We wish to care for them positively, with respect and kindness.
We daily strive toward balance in our lives across work and wellbeing, family and children, purpose and play. We try and balance parent guilt with the knowing that we do our best.
We desire to raise healthy children across their minds, hearts and bodies.
We sense there is valid reason behind off-track behaviour in our children, such as some anxiety, frustration or upset. We seek to allow the emotions of our children and to guide their feelings in become more regulated over maturity.
We know the desperate times with little ones shall pass. We cultivate faith in the unfolding of our children. We trust in nature for aliveness and respect the earth through our choices