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Conscious Adulting - Preparing for Conscious Parenting

@Vidya Shankar and @Imran Ali Namazi discussed these yearly stages a 12yr old could go through to consciously live and conceive a child and then have a natural birth for it.

  • -10 = 12yo - 15 - puberty, emotional
  • -9 = 15yo - 18yo - 15yo - relationships
  • -8 = 18 to 21
  • -7 = 21 to 24 - dating, engagement
  • -6 and -5 = 24 -30 - spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health
  • -4 = integral healing begins
  • -3 = self awareness, societal awareness, world consciousness, purposeful living
  • -2 = planning for conception, rudimentary preparation for receiving the light
  • -1 = conception with light
  • 0 = natural birthing, oneness with nature, humaneness in birth

So the conversation on Conscious Parenting should actually begin with youngsters. Do any of you older parents have teenagers you would like to talk to about all of this?

Thoughts please!

Conscious parenting is a term used by various psychologists (and others) to describe a style of parenting that usually focuses more on the parent and how mindfulness can drive parenting choices.
Put most simply, conscious parenting asks that instead of striving to “fix” your child, parents look inward at themselves. Conscious parenting views children as independent beings (though admittedly still developing over time), who can teach parents to become more self-aware.
A google introduction to conscious parenting.


by Alfie Kohn

Be reflective.
Reconsider your requests.
Stay focused on your long-term goals.
Put your relationship first.
Change how you see, not just how you act.
Be authentic.
Talk less, ask more.
Be mindful of your child's age.
Attribute to children the best possible motive consistent with the facts.
Don't stick to no's unnecessarily.
Don't be rigid.
Don't be in a hurry.