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Are You Parenting Like the Police? Part 2

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Are You Parenting Like the Police? Part 2

Shownotes for episode 27

 

“Who do I have to be to raise a liberated child?”

Conscious parenting is as much about yourself as it is about your children. On this journey, you will find yourself unlearning patterns and behaviors that you once clinged to, and choosing new tools instead. It’s about healing. It’s about rewriting. It’s about laying a new foundation – one that may look very different than the foundation you were raised in.

But this is what decolonized parenting looks like. It is a process of dismantling. And when you dismantle something, you take it apart. Conscious parenting is how we put it back together. And we do so in a way that rejects the tools we’ve been using that are rooted in white supremacy. It will look and feel very different. But different doesn’t mean it is wrong. When we choose to walk the unfamiliar path that is conscious parenting, we create a new normal for our children that generations after us will be rooted in. What is unfamiliar to us becomes very familiar to them. This is what our ancestors would want for us. We cannot be liberated and raise liberated children if we use the same tools that oppress us.

A follow up to part one of my conversion with Janelle Scales, Founder of “Neighbors not Nuisance” and Co-host of the “Love is JustUs” podcast, Janelle and I talk discuss:

  • The generational impact of racial trauma
  • How doing the inner healing work for yourself positively impacts your children and, ultimately, our society
  • Why speaking up and speaking out matters, even if it may piss some people off (hint: it will)
  • Tips for transitioning into conscious parenting, no matter how old your children are
  • Why decolonizing is both an intimately personal process as well as communal and how to cultivate relationships within your community

 

 

Decolonizing is not easy, so please give yourself some grace. Forgiveness and self-compassion are critical as you navigate through your conscious parenting journey. This process will reveal parts of yourself that may warrant some re-wiring. When you choose to decolonize your home, you actively choose to write a new narrative. The weight of this decision affects you, your children, and our society – moving all of us towards liberation. That is something worth celebrating, even in the moments when you feel unworthy.

 

Keep it Conscious,

Yolanda

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Are You Parenting Like the Police? Part 2

Shownotes for episode 27

 

“Who do I have to be to raise a liberated child?”

Conscious parenting is as much about yourself as it is about your children. On this journey, you will find yourself unlearning patterns and behaviors that you once clinged to, and choosing new tools instead. It’s about healing. It’s about rewriting. It’s about laying a new foundation – one that may look very different than the foundation you were raised in.

But this is what decolonized parenting looks like. It is a process of dismantling. And when you dismantle something, you take it apart. Conscious parenting is how we put it back together. And we do so in a way that rejects the tools we’ve been using that are rooted in white supremacy. It will look and feel very different. But different doesn’t mean it is wrong. When we choose to walk the unfamiliar path that is conscious parenting, we create a new normal for our children that generations after us will be rooted in. What is unfamiliar to us becomes very familiar to them. This is what our ancestors would want for us. We cannot be liberated and raise liberated children if we use the same tools that oppress us.

A follow up to part one of my conversion with Janelle Scales, Founder of “Neighbors not Nuisance” and Co-host of the “Love is JustUs” podcast, Janelle and I talk discuss:

  • The generational impact of racial trauma
  • How doing the inner healing work for yourself positively impacts your children and, ultimately, our society
  • Why speaking up and speaking out matters, even if it may piss some people off (hint: it will)
  • Tips for transitioning into conscious parenting, no matter how old your children are
  • Why decolonizing is both an intimately personal process as well as communal and how to cultivate relationships within your community

 

 

Decolonizing is not easy, so please give yourself some grace. Forgiveness and self-compassion are critical as you navigate through your conscious parenting journey. This process will reveal parts of yourself that may warrant some re-wiring. When you choose to decolonize your home, you actively choose to write a new narrative. The weight of this decision affects you, your children, and our society – moving all of us towards liberation. That is something worth celebrating, even in the moments when you feel unworthy.

 

Keep it Conscious,

Yolanda

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