In a fast-paced, technology-driven world, we often find ourselves detached from our roots, unaware of the invaluable wisdom passed down through generations. Our ancestors were the custodians of profound knowledge, life lessons, and time-tested practices that hold the key to creating an extraordinary future. As parents, it is our sacred duty to reconnect with our roots and empower our children with ancestral wisdom to unlock their power. Here, we will explore how to raise kids that not only embrace their heritage but also pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.
Connecting the Dots Of Ancestral Wisdom
In the rush of modern life, it's easy to forget where we came from and how our ancestors triumphed over challenges that would make our heads spin. But to secure our future, we must look to the past. Connecting with our ancestral wisdom isn't just a sentimental journey; it's a path to reclaiming our power and gaining a competitive edge in a world that often seems unpredictable.
Embracing the Bold & Powerful Lessons
Let's face it; our ancestors were not just mere spectators of life; they were warriors of existence. They knew the art of perseverance, the strength of unity, and the resilience of spirit. Today, we have an incredible opportunity to infuse these qualities into our parenting and ignite a fire in our children's hearts. When they learn to draw from this ancestral well of strength, they become unstoppable forces of nature.
The Wisdom of Sustainable Living
Our ancestors lived in harmony with nature, understanding the delicate balance required for sustainable living. They respected the land and its resources, leaving behind a legacy of ecological wisdom. Teaching our kids about sustainable practices not only helps the environment but also instills a sense of responsibility and empathy within them.
Reviving Age-Old Traditions in Modern Times
The treasure trove of ancestral wisdom includes rituals, customs, and traditions that carry profound meaning. While we celebrate modernity, it's essential to honor and revive these traditions. The cultural fabric that connects us to our past is what makes us unique, fostering a sense of identity and belonging.
Teaching Kids to Honor the Past, Embrace the Future
As parents, we play a pivotal role in shaping the perspective our kids have on their ancestry. Instead of portraying it as a dusty history lesson, we should bring it to life, narrating the tales of bravery, love, and wisdom that have been passed down through generations. By honoring our past, our children will better understand who they are and find inspiration to craft a future of purpose and meaning.
The Time for Action is Now
Empowering our kids with ancestral wisdom is not a passive process; it demands action. It calls for seizing the moment and making a conscious choice to shape our family's legacy positively. By taking small, consistent steps, we pave the way for our children to connect with their roots and create a future they can be proud of.
In a world that's often obsessed with novelty and quick fixes, we mustn't lose sight of the priceless ancestral wisdom that lies dormant within us. By boldly embracing our heritage and teaching our kids to do the same, we unlock the door to a world of strength, resilience, and inspiration. So, let's embark on this exhilarating journey together, as we raise a generation of extraordinary beings who draw strength from the past to conquer the future.
Remember, the future is now, and it's ours to shape – let's make it a legacy worth cherishing!
Take the first step today. Connect with your roots, embrace your heritage, and watch your kids bloom into forces of nature destined for greatness!
Use This Quick Method To Help Resolve Tantrums, Pent Up Energy, Impatience, Sibling Rivalry, & More!
Does your toddler get tantrums, pick on siblings, have a hard time waiting, get too excited or restless about simple things, or act in any other extreme ways to any kind of situation? Whether your kid's strong emotions are happy, sad, mad, or anything in between, this quick and fun activity acts fast to help them gain control themselves.
Most methods out there call for the parent to gain control. We believe the child needs to keep their own power and learn to use it properly. This helps them to keep their Chi (inner power) balanced and even can help strengthen it.
Release Is Key
When emotions are so strong that the child no longer reacts to them properly, these feelings need to be released. This should be done in a way that doesn't take away their control but also doesn't harm themselves or others.
Use The Quick Technique I Call The "Ha Factor"
I came up with a fun way that helps kids release their pent up emotions, but stays in line with both my Upstream Parenting F.L.O.W. strategy, as well as helps kids keep their natural Chi. Around here, we encourage kids to keep all of their power and are merely here as their gentle guides.
So, what is the Ha Factor?
That's it. Unlike yoga poses that need to be done in a very specific way, here it is important to give the child freedom on how they stand, how many times they would like to repeat the action, as well as what they do immediately after.
In the video below, watch my currently 4 year old (at the time of this writing) daughter Nova Skye use the Ha Factor in her own way. This was non-scripted. I simply asked her to use the method. Notice the immediate display of release when she hops away happily directly after. She also had freedom of choice in her outfit and whether she was interested in doing the activity. Giving your child the control is key to this technique, as well as to keeping their inner Chi intact.
What do you think of the Ha Factor? Have you tried this with your child? We would love to hear your feedback in the comment section.
One of the most common issues parents of kids aged 0-5 ask me about is sleep. Kids under five have a lot going on, so it often translates into their sleep cycles. If your baby, toddler, or preschooler takes forever to fall asleep, tosses and turns, has nightmares, or gets up in the middle of the night, you need to keep reading.
Do Relaxing Yoga Two Hours Before Bedtime
Timing is important to ensuring this works to your child’s benefit. Night time exercise should be low impact and be no closer than an hour or two before bedtime. I’ve found doing a 10 or 20 minute yoga routine two hours before bedtime is what works for my own baby, toddler, and preschooler. The poses chosen should be ones that don’t require high energy, as those will instead keep them awake.
So here, you want to choose simple relaxing stretches, like half-sun salutation, child’s pose, legs up the wall, downward facing dog, puppy pose, cross-legged forward fold, and savasana. We like to end with savasana and spend a little extra time here, since it is relaxing.
Meditate To Yoga Singing Bowls And Binaural Beats
This is the step where my kids always go to sleep fast. Yoga singing bowls and binaural beats have a way of speaking to the brain for various purposes. We like to use Spotify to create our playlists so that we can play the music in whatever order we need. We choose binaural beats that are covered with yoga singing bowls, thunderstorms, and other healing music.
These can be chosen for very specific purposes, such as anxiety and sleep. I choose which ones to play for the kids based on what they need that night. If there isn’t a specific need, I choose general sleep and healing beats. Then, the kids get settled and lay down to meditate. Some children may need a thought to focus on for meditation.
They may fall asleep during meditation. That’s normal and okay. It’s actually what you want. Babies and younger kids may not participate in meditation in the same way as kids who can understand the concept, but playing the music will relax them into natural meditation and eventually sleep.
Keep The Music Going As They Sleep
I keep our healing playlists going as the kids sleep and it helps keep them asleep longer and helps with healthy, refreshing sleep. Once the meditation part is over, sometimes I switch to beats with other purposes that they may need focus on. I’ve found that if the music is played throughout the time period they need to sleep, most nights they will stay asleep the entire time. My kids who used to have nightmares started having them less often and so far, now have had none as long as we do this bedtime routine.
If you have kids in the baby, toddler, or preschooler age range, you might want to try this simple nightly routine for better sleep. Sleep is necessary for proper focus, reducing stress and anxiety, and better overall mental and physical health.
Have you tried our technique? Have other tips or commentary? Drop us a comment below!
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