Peace Of Mind Parenting
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Mother to mother support, love and acceptance.
“No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you've got, say "Oh, my gosh," and recognise that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It's not a question of choice.”
― Marisa de Los Santos, Love Walked in
Why I Do What I Do
Ever since that day 15 years ago, in my grandmothers living room, when I felt a flutter in my belly for the first time, I started worrying about dropping the ball. The enormity of it all washed over me like a silent wave, and I realised that just as no one knew I had just felt my unborn son move for the first time, just as I was alone in that I would be alone in my mothering of him. I am the only mother he has.
So yes, we live in fear of dropping those balls and with the inevitability that they will be dropped.
My exploration of coaching started when I not so much dropped those balls but instead flung them across the room repeatedly. I was then a mother of 4. The older two avoided me at all cost, and the younger two were too young to know how to do that, so got the brunt of my impatience and grumpiness. Every day started with an intention to try to be better and almost in the same breath a resignation that I will be grumpy, annoyed and short-tempered "because they made me".
With the support (and brutal honesty) of the people closest to me I decided to start my journey back, my reversion, to who I once was. The goal was not perfection. The goal was authenticity, peace of mind and taking responsibility for my actions. Admitting no one can "make me" do anything. Admitting that I am making choices every day of how to be with my husband, children, family, and friends. This is when I found coaching.
In my blog I will go into details about the profound changes coaching and mentoring has had not only on my parenting but my life as a whole! In the last few years, I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone, exposed my flaws and embraced them, found the strength to live proactively and not reactively.
If you care to know more about the ins and outs of what got me here as well as my work experience, please click here .
I HELP YOU WITH?
Solution Focused Coaching, Building on strengths.
One size fits all parenting solutions never work. There is no magic spell anyone can give you that can "fix" your parenting dilemmas. The solution always lies in the hands of the person who knows whats best for your family... You! Coaching is a collaboration between coach and parent
SUPPORT AND CONSULTATION
Do you feel like you are always adding new tasks to your to-do list but never crossing anything out? My specialization will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal and professional goals. Get in touch today and start taking control of your life with my coaching tools and techniques.
WORKSHOPS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. With my coaching sessions, you’ll learn about acceptance and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.