This generation is focused on gymming, presumably to keep fit and keep the muscles flexible. The mind is often called a muscle which needs flexibility equally. Otherwise, it can become very rigid and closed to valid and useful information. The "blood" of positive energy hasto keep flowing into it continuously.
The practice of the three R' s as I call them , is vital for young moms who are very focused on their kids with the entire upbringing on their shoulders. Not many joint families exist.
So, what are these three R's ?
Receptivity is opening the doors of the mind to allow information, to receive information . We often have a tendency to allow selective information and pick the source of that information according to our preference . This might pre suppose certain built in prejudices. In such cases, some very important information might elude you because you think it is coming from a wrong source. Experience is always better than theoretical knowledge only because it is time tested knowledge. So be receptive and be like a sponge. Soak in information and use what you need at any given point in time. Don't throw out the baby with the bath water.
Life presents many challenges in bringing up kids. You cannot afford to lose your resilience. You just have to live and learn without allowing yourself to get fazed or develop frustrations. One definite way to develop resilience is to look beyond your life at others and the challenges they face. You heart needs to open up and become more inclusive. This will teach you to count your blessings in many ways and you will be able to maintain your levels of resilience. Just like children have a natural instinct to pick themselves up after a fall and forget it quickly.
Children are your mirrors. Whatever you think and do resonates with them. So, it becomes mandatory for you as a parent to develop the qualities you would like to see in your kids within yourself first. Every mom wants their child to become a wholesome , inclusive and happy adult. The example has to be set by you. The child will imitate you in the first few years. There are parents who impose their likes and dislikes on their offspring. It is not advisable. The whole karma theory is based on soul connections from other lives. For example, you might find your child loving someone in the family that you don't exactly see eye to eye with. Let it happen. You are in charge of your child's upbringing, not its destiny. Become the person you want your child to be . The resonance will reward you with a beautiful child and an equally beautiful adult.
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