Maybe it happens frequently. Or maybe it only happened once. Suddenly, you find yourself screaming at your child. You’ve lost all control, but you don’t remember getting there. You feel ashamed and vow it will never happen again. But it does. Learning what got you there is the first step to preventing it. It’s time to know your triggers.
Every adult was once a child, and this child experienced life in its purest form. Home to our authentic self, our inner child is where we carry our childhood messaging. In order to live authentically, we need to first heal our inner child.
Authoritative. Authoritarian. Permissive. Neglectful. Tiger. Helicopter. Lawn mower. Gentle. Responsive. Conscious. Respectful. The list of parenting styles is endless. Add one more to that list: authentic parenting.