Posted by: coachingparents | November 6, 2009

Acceptance is Key

By Danielle Koprowski

Have you got this all figured out yet?

I know I haven’t, but I have found a few pieces to the puzzle. One of the biggest pieces that brings me peace is acceptance. Acceptance is one of the keys to effective parenting and to a graceful life.

Raising children is an organic process, like a flower or a growing tree. We can not force a flower to blossom and we can not force a tree to grow faster. We can provide the optimal conditions that foster growth, but we can not make it happen on our time table.

When our children are being immature (which they should seeing as how they have not matured yet) it is often our resistance to ‘what is’ that is causing us pain. When we are able to shift into acceptance of what is happening, then we can handle our children skillfully with grace.  We can then see solutions to issues that we were blind to before.

For some of us, shifting into acceptance is just a thought away. For others it requires more effort and practice. For many of us, it requires healing of our own issues and past experiences. In any case, acceptance is a powerful place to come from in our lives.

What would have to happen for you to be in place of acceptance of ‘what is’ right now?

Danielle Koprowski
Free To Be Parenting Support
ACPI Certified Coach for Parents


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