Spiritual parenting to me is treating your baby/kids as you would want to be treated. Not treating them as an inconveniences that need to find a way to self sooth themselves, be obedient at all times and not get in the way of their parents busy lives. It is important to know that your kids are here to be treated with respect. Your job is to help them unfold into who they are to become and not to mold them into who we want them to be.
My religion is kindness as the Dalai Lama said. I believe all religions have truth and although I believe in God, a higher power, Supreme Being or whatever people want to call that energy, I do not follow a particular religion. I feel that if you need a guide to life or if religion makes you a better person then religion is perfect. For me I treat everyone with kindness and as I would like to be treated and that pretty much encompasses a part of every religion.
In 2013 parenting in a spiritual way is necessary to raise your children. How you raise your kids, those experiences become a part of who they are. Even if they can not consciously recall every detail of how you treated them, those experiences become a part of who they become. If we want to have a peaceful world we have to start with our babies and children.
If there emotional needs are met and not just their physical needs they will learn empathy and compassion to carry with them out into our world. I have continuously talked to my kids who are now 5, 10 and 13 about treating everyone with kindness. Always in a way they can relate to and at a level depending on their age where they could understand using the interactions they and we have with people.
I am the author of Gentle Goodnight which was written as an aid to help start parents off in being spiritually conscious with their new baby. It discusses why it is important to choose the sleep method you will use carefully to get this new soul to sleep. Which again, Gentle Goodnights Dancing sleep method goes back to treating babies as we would all want to be treated.
Would we want to be left crying to go to sleep or would we like to relax into sleep with mom dancing us in a way we both enjoy? This baby is like a stranger in a foreign land who doesn’t speak the language and can’t move his/her body to get what they need. Complete compassion for what life must be like for these vulnerable human beings to me will only help the baby to understand they are safe and loved. Gentle Goodnight understands this and will help new moms build that unbreakable bond of trust with their baby.
Lyssa’s career as an author began as she felt the deep need to share her Dancing Method that she perfected after a decade to get her kids to sleep. Her passion is to keep improving the quality of life of her family and others, Gentle Goodnight can do that for babies and their moms! Gentle Goodnight is available at www.Gentlegoodnight.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com