This month we are focusing on ourselves. I've noticed through my own life experiences that there are many times that I have listened to others when it comes to taking care of my child. It can be something small like, "you need to put socks on her feet", even though I know she's going to take them off immediately. It can also be something big like, "you need to change her diet to meat". Of course the last example I don't give in to but it's still a lot of pressure when raising a child. So many people have so many different ideas about what YOU need to do and sometimes it's just out of genuine concern. Still, if you don't pay attention to how you want to parent your child you may notice you're raising your child based off of everyone else's rules. Recently, I observed someone being very aggressive towards their child even though their child was not doing anything wrong. I asked them why they talked so strongly and their response was, "my parents raised me that way". I know for many people it would make sense to raise your child based off of your own childhood but have you ever stopped and analyzed what worked and what didn't work? Also, keep in mind that you and your child may be completely different. It's okay to go back and recognize which parts of your childhood did not cater to your uniqueness. I had the opportunity to learn from my daughter one afternoon. I was trying to teach her the names "leaves" and "grass" and she seemed very frustrated. She wanted to name them what she felt instead even though she knew what I was telling her so I finally stopped correcting her. When I did she pointed to the sky and told me, "mommy that's the sky". She made me realize how she likes to learn and she doesn't like to be forced to know what something else. Penellope-Peace is very right brained and so I study that and do what I can to help her learn. Luckily, I am also very right brained so I can flow with her style of learning very well. My challenge for you this month is to figure out what you like. What are your ideas of parenting without outsiders telling you how to do it?
This month's essential oil is "Spiritual Oil Roll on ((( Raise Your Vibration)))". The review will be in experience.