As parents, we want to empower our child with healthy beliefs and models… and in this clip from an A-Fest Talk, parenting expert Shelly Lefkoe shares a single question that can help you do exactly that.
What Makes A Good Parent?
Sometimes the swarm of parenting advice available on the internet, in books, and from friends and family can be a little… overwhelming. Instead, positive and powerful parenting can boil down to the simplest of things.
In this excerpt from her speech at A-fest Croatia, parenting expert and author of Parenting the Lefkoe Way, Shelly Lefkoe, discusses the single most important question parents can ask themselves — and it can make a profound difference in their child’s life.
If you’ve ever wondered how to create the best learning environment for your child, you need to watch this video.
About Shelly Lefkoe
After going to a transformational seminar, Shelly Lefkoe realized that so many people were in pain. So many people seemed to struggle with self-esteem and limiting beliefs. And they struggled despite success in their career, in their relationships, in their finances or health.
How could this be?
Her husband, a business consultant on a spiritual journey, created a process to help people eliminate the beliefs that didn’t work for them. By freeing people from these limitations, he empowered them to experience joy, healthy relationships, and success.
As a mother and professional, it became apparent to Shelly very quickly that most of these negative beliefs and limiting behaviors started in childhood.
She became interested in learning how to stop the problem before it even began. And the way to do that? Parents can become conscious of how what they do and say impacts their children.
Through her parenting method, she shares tools and insights parents can use to instill kindness, patience, and confidence in their children.
Her goal, ultimately, is to stop the dysfunction from trickling down to another generation.
Conscious parenting is a big part of the Lefkoe parenting method. So what is conscious parenting?
Conscious parents recognize that children respond best not to punishment but to emotionally intelligent discipline choices. They understand that children thrive when they develop healthy beliefs about life, relationships, growth, and support. Parents are responsible for instilling these beliefs in their children.
For example, it is easy to feel frustrated when your child decides she doesn’t want to put on her shoes. But instead of raising your voice or threatening punishment in anger, you pause to reflect on what you’re feeling and why you’re feeling it.
Is it because you don’t want to hit traffic? Is it because you feel your daughter is not listening to you?
Then, after a moment of introspection, you manage your emotions and respond with understanding instead of anger. This is conscious parenting: your child learns through your behaviors how they should behave and what beliefs they should adopt.
Parenting isn’t always easy, but it is important. Watch this 1-minute video to hear the one simple question all exceptional parents ask themselves.
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