Your intention to love yourself and return to the curiosity of a child informs the openness through which you receive and respond to your loved ones– children, partners, family, and friends.
You provide one model of what self-love can look like, and your teenager is always learning from you.
This reflection on giving and receiving will help you step into deeper self-awareness. You will find out more about your personal patterns, needs, preferences, tendencies, and areas of growth, and you might even learn what your unique sense of “balance” is.
Let go of your idea of what a good or bad parent looks like. Let go of who you want your child to be, or who you want to be as a parent. Let go of the worry, the stress, the shoulds, or should nots and for this moment just stop. Keep reading for a meditation on The Practice of Parenting.