Conscious parenting is a lifelong commitment, a commitment not just to parenting and children but to personal transformation. It begins with us as adults: parents, teachers, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters; with all of our insecurities, fears and imperfections. It is a commitment to see deeply into ourselves, and from that place of self-honesty, bring wisdom, compassion and acceptance to our children and our world. In a time of overwhelming stress and violence, our task must be to create sanctuary for the innate, organic innocence of our children to grow and flourish.
Thus conscious parenting is more than home-birthing, breastfeeding, eating healthy food, seeking alternative education, and many other decisions we will have to make as parents, although it may include any or all of these elements. It is a willingness to live as examples of the life we want for them, and through our very being to communicate our love for them, for the sacred, and for the highest possibility of life.
This website is an effort to bring together many different sources of help on the path of conscious parenting, from the teachings and writings of Lee Lozowick, Jean Liedloff, Joseph Chilton Pierce and other leaders in the field, to the ongoing struggles and inspirations of all of us “ordinary” parents shared via articles, blog posts, interviews and books. Events and workshops that support these efforts will also be featured here, as will any other resources we find valuable. We invite and welcome your feedback, questions and inspirations.