Ego part 1

 

Becoming aware of our ego can bring us to take conscious parenting decisions that are for our child’s best interest.

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Again you blew me away Sterna. Unreal

Sterna Suissa (Administrator) May 15, 2022 at 11:24 AM

Thank you Esther šŸ™‚

I feel my ego step in when we’re in public and I notice how messy my children’s hair is, and I feel embarrassed and the need to comment or try to fix it. I’m practicing pausing in those moments and reminding myself “her hair is messy because she has said she doesn’t want it brushed and you’ve respected her rights to make choices about her own body. Her hair being messy or her shoes on the opposite feet and dirty clothes are a representation of what she’s busy working on and what her priorities are (play and practice, not people-pleasing) and that’s so much more important than trying to make me look good as a parent. The automatic thoughts still pop up from my ego, I’m just getting better at pausing and noticing them instead of reacting in a way that isn’t based on the best interests of my children.

Sterna Suissa (Administrator) February 5, 2023 at 9:13 PM

Oh my! Many of us can resonate with what you’ve shared here. I specifically like what you wrote “play and practice not people pleasing” that can be like a mantra we can tell ourselves in these moments. Thank you so much for sharing.

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