In my conversation with Hannah & Kelty, we chat about parenting in these times, how we nurture ourselves so that we can show up and nurture others when we are needed, the role that getting outdoors plays on our emotional and mental health and more. I weave aspects of Hannah & Kelty's human designs into the chat.
Learn more about them @upbringing.co where they share their wins and learnings and do weekly IG lives, their podcast Upbringing on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Play, and their site, https://www.upbringing.co to feel their empowering and encouraging content, whether you parent/caretake kiddos or not!
Hannah & Kelty have a clear and easy to digest RESIST approach, a consent-based approach to discipline and Freedoms Model explained by Hannah & Kelty here:
"Kids give us the opportunity to align our values as people with our practices as parents. The Freedoms help us renegotiate our parental role as we respectfully extend to our kids the same human rights we advocate for ourselves and others."
Are you talking about your needs with your partners, friends, and kids? We discuss how we as parents and caretakers can't expect our children or partners to meet our own needs all of the time. As sovereign beings, it is our responsibility to meet our own needs, when we are able to. Tapping into your needs is done alongside becoming aware of your inner world, accessing emotions and becoming more conscious of what needs to be communicated when, and how! Making your needs, parent or not, a primary topic of conversation, can help you navigate your daily life with a bit more ease. I love how Hannah & Kelty bring joy and humor into their parenting and openly share this with others.
I truly believe in a world where a generation of parents are aware of their own needs, whether they are partnered or not, meeting their needs as best they can, and then they show up for their children. Now, can this happen all of the time? No. Can we make life a bit more easeful with these tools of awareness? Yes! Hannah & Kelty are doing this work in their own homes and in their communities and I am alongside them supporting.
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