Educating Our Kids
Consciously parenting runs through all areas of life, including learning environments. Instead of pushing through life, rolling over and shutting down emotional responses – both in ourselves and with our children – consciously parenting takes a different route.
Children’s emotions are allowed, valued, and approached with care. The totality of each individual’s temperament and perspective is welcomed during day-to-day experiences.
Conscious parents feel for the growing edge, and then layer on necessary support. This process changes over time, but open conversations and mutual respect are always involved.
While we accept there will always be ebb and flow in each relationship, we navigate it together with our kids. Heart-to-heart conversation that focuses on what everyone needs now, and how most needs can be met in the best way, stands firmly at the center.
How can you include individual perspectives, personalities, learning styles, preferences, and aptitudes in open and respectful family discussions about learning environments?
Begin with trust – in yourself and your intuition, in your children and their uniqueness, in your relationship, and in the wide array of learning options you can uncover if you keep an open mind.
Lianne March graduated from Clemson University in 2003. She lives in Melbourne, Florida with her husband, Allen, 2 children, Allen IV and Alexa, a dog, nine chickens, with her parents in their RV in the backyard.
Lianne looked forward to being a mother for as long as she could remember. In addition to homeschooling her children, she supports other families in many areas including breastfeeding and general attachment parenting.
Lianne helped create Rebecca’s books in The Consciously Parenting Series and edited many audio recordings related to parenting and healing trauma. Lianne enjoys working from home as a web designer and online business manager, playing the piano, and blogging recipes.