Setting my parenting intentions

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Mondays have been a special day for me.

A day on which I have opened my home and invited lovely, like-minded parents to share in a beautiful Waldorf inspired playgroup.

And in so doing, I have set my parenting intentions for the week ahead.

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My parenting intentions are to be kind, respectful and gentle with my children.

To guide them with love and understanding.

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And my resolve to parent this way has been strengthened and supported by sharing playgroup with my lovely playgroup families.

I notice how they parent their children with kindness and understanding. I see them guide their children with respect and gentleness.

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And by noticing their parenting and how they approach different situations, I remind myself of how I would like to respond to my children.

It helps me to see different ways to help my children. To see where I can step back. To see where I could practice more patience.

And this is the beauty of a group like this. It helps me to strive to be the parent I want to be.

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And as I held my last playgroup this week, it was with some sadness to be closing this chapter. I’ve loved these Mondays.

But I will take with me what I have learnt, as we find our new Monday rhythm. A rhythm that balances with my days outside the home at work.

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You can read more about my Waldorf playgroup journey here and here.

???  And follow along on Facebook and Instagram to see snippets of our days ???

Blessings, Kelly

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6 Comments

  • Reply Bek @ just for daisy September 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Love the images that go with your beautiful words here. Wishing you all the best as you move forward in this new phase! xx

    • Reply Kelly September 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks Bek, it is a big change for us all, but seems to come along when it needed too. And I am thinking of holding seasonal celebrations too, so will be able to still hold together groups every now and again x

  • Reply Renee September 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I love your parenting intentions. What a special Monday group you had. I bet you will cherish lots of wonderful memories from it and best of luck finding your new Monday groove 😉

  • Reply kate @ livinglovinglaughing September 28, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    such a cherished time that you poured your heart and soul into! i know you will carry those good intentions into this new season! such a change huh – bittersweet xxxx

  • Reply Anna October 1, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    What lucky children you have – to have such a thoughtful, caring mum! Great post!

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