Well I’m here to say that if even one of the above statements relates to you, then that simply does NOT have to be your reality! You can have a deeper, more engaged, connected and real relationship with your children no matter how old they are. And you don’t have to be your child’s “friend” to have that deep relationship either.
Being a parent can sometimes feel challenging, isolating, emotional and exhausting….but YOU have the power to create incredible relationships with your kids, and turn parenting into one of the most amazing, exhilarating and wonder-filled experiences you will ever have. In fact, your personal healing journey is a pivotal part of being an engaged and connected parent.
Let me start by saying that this is NOT your typical run of the mill “10 tips to be a great parent”, workshop. This intimate online program is highly interactive, greatly personalized, informative and introspective, and gives you tools to help you intuitively connect with both yourself and your kids to be the present and engaged parent you want to be. We will use a mix of writing prompts, discussions and group interaction as a way to personalize and dive deep into content as it specifically relates to you. And if for some reason, you have to miss a call, fear not, the recording will be delivered to you via email within 24 hours.
I first became acquainted with Réa when my teenage daughter was referred to her for counseling. Réa helped her tremendously, and …With her council, I came to really know and value my self for the first time, as I thought I was defective in so many ways. I was even able to return to a profession that I loved. - Janice
Réa helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. I was going through an emotionally devastating divorce, and at times, wasn't sure I was strong enough to be there for my three young children. Réa helped me to dig deep, understand who I am, and to better cope with the situation I was dealt. It was because of Réa 's help and insight that I was able to reclaim myself and be the strong, solid mother that my children need and deserve. Today I am a secure, emotionally healthy, and truly happy woman. Réa you are a gift. -Angie
When you are fully clear on why you had kids (it goes deeper than you think) and what YOU want from this parenting journey, you automatically show up for yourself and your kids differently, with more presence, with more intention.
Whether you realize it or not, your parenting actions, choices, reactions and responses are all based on stories about parents and children that you developed when you were very young. While some of these may be in you unconscious, most are not. If these stories are un-mined, you will in all likelihood struggle to be the parent you want to be, and in many instances, be unable to break free of the parenting choices your own parents made.
You all know how this tune goes. Nothing tests a relationship like a toddler or teen trying to get his/her way. Working together as a team is a skill that will stand you in good stead through the tougher times.
Children learn, grow and develop in different ways, with their own set of distinct influences, affected by both nature, nurture, society at large and individual experiences.
The stuff you worry about the most is often the stuff you can least control. But paying attention to the signs, symptoms and emotional rhythms of your child, you will be more connected and better able to deal with issues as they pop up, quickly and effectively.
Réa Wright is a Life Coach and Psychotherapist on a quest to help people live healthy, joyful, vibrant and fulfilling lives. She has spent the last 24 years helping children, teens and their parents connect in deeper and more fulfilling and meaningful ways. She believes that when parents connect inwards, access their innate creativity and intuition, face their deepest fears and work through their own childhood experiences, they are more present, connected and in touch with themselves and their kids. Réa brings a depth and momentum to her coaching clients that is both unique and powerful. She works privately with women and facilitates several workshops, groups and retreats both locally and internationally. Réa has the added benefit of being an entrepreneur and small business owner. She has created a natural, body-care product line that supports and extends this vision of healthy, holistic, mind-body living, Mood Indigo Soaps.