A glorious collection of musings from founder and MaMa TIger, Rachel Davis. Because perspective is everything.
Welcome to Part 3 of my Raising Wholehearted Children blog series
In this 4 part series of blogs I want to share with you how I’ve learned to live deeply into my own truth and how I bring personal growth into my parenting so that you can do the same.
So this blog is about parenting in the present moment. Not what you would like to be happening (that’s magical thinking people and it doesn’t work btw.)
Raising Wholehearted Children Step 3: It’s time to set realistic expectations for yourself and your child.
This will help you know what it is exactly you’re working toward and allow you to parent in the present moment and work with what is actually going on,. For when we have expectations for a situation that are not being met, this is where ALL stress lives.
Late for work / school anyone? Expect them to to be ready on time? I know you can relate
Personal growth is an arduous – but exhilarating – task.
A lot of what I teach is about trusting our inner visions and intentions because the results we’re aiming for are not instant, they take time and energy. But, oh, what results we achieve!
When I look at my children all I can see is limitless potential. I can see everything they are going to be. But the thing that’s going to stop them, the one thing that’s going to stop them “becoming” who they’re meant to be and what they’re here for, is really simple…it’s fear. Fear. All fear is, when we break it down, it’s just a thought! Where does fear come from, what causes fear? It’s a thought that we’re not good enough. It’s a thought that I’m not worthy, it’s a thought that it’ll ever happen for me, it's a thought that it can happen for her but it’s not for me. All of these fears and judgements are things from our childhood and trapped emotions, from thought processes that we have had from childhood. Is this the mindset that you want for yourself and for your children?
If we always think the same thing, we’re creating a...
The goal of raising our children is to help them live and love to their fullest expression. Emotions all have frequency and all of us have trauma from our childhood and our every day life, creating a hardening of our internal channel. We start to hide and we start to feel resentment and bitterness.
I’m running a FREE 5 Day Coaching Series for parents of under 7’s to help you become the parent you really want to be, and raise a happy and confident child who can live to their full potential. And it’s going to blow your mind. Want in?
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So you want to raise a child with a positive mindset and healthy self image, right? And you understand a little about the subconscious mind and how the programming we receive in the first seven years of life go on to form the hard drive that we use to run the rest of our lives on a 95% unconscious basis? Ok, so we’re on the same page. Then throw in the power that music has go straight into the unconscious mind and you might just start to get a little bit excited at the thought of what is possible for your children, when we combine powerful affirmations, positive parenting and language with music! Then supercharge it with the incredible energies of love and FUN and then ... and only then, will you have an idea of why I do what I do. And it's why I did a little TEDx talk about it, " Inspiring Confidence & Self Belief in Children through Music." Feel free to check it out at the link below. You see, it really is all about how we see things and how that...
If you’d have told me 6 years ago that I would be full time single parenting, homeschooling, relocating, doing a TEDx talk and would be running an online business doing something I loved, I would have laughed in your face. I was a big hot mess. I’d just come out of a long term abusive relationship, my kids and I were all over the place and I was singing “Wheels on the bus” in a village hall to preschoolers. But here’s the thing ... I knew I was capable of more. When I decided to take my music sessions online just to escape my physical location, I had to face all of my fear, doubt and insecurity. Did I nail it all? No! I still have many fears, I just got really good at facing them. I grew strong. I learned techniques and mindset. I took control of my racing thoughts and I did a shed load of work on my emotional health. And then suddenly, wheels on the bus just wasn’t going to cut it anymore. I knew I had to teach children what I’d...
Have you ever had a dream so big that when you tell people about it, they look at you like you’re batshit crazy? Have you ever felt so afraid of changing your life that you don't even know where to start? I know have. When I told people about my idea to start a musical programme to encourage a healthy internal world and self belief in parents and children with music, some people told me that I should be more realistic. Or that maybe I should go back to work. Or that maybe I should start smaller.
I know they meant well and they probably had a point. I mean, I was a full time single mum to two young boys and I was already running another small business, struggling to just get by and juggle everything life threw at us as it was. How would I find the time or resources to build such a dream? I had no songs...no website, no insta. No nothing.. Nor did I know how to build any of that stuff... I mean, I just ran music sessions for kids in a village...