11. Becoming an Intentional Parent with Remi Makanjuola

11. Becoming an Intentional Parent with Remi Makanjuola

The purpose of parenting is not to parent a child, and what really makes the difference is not what you think it is. 

Remi Makanjuola, Founder of Grace to Parent, Creator of Graceful Parenting, and member of SHOWUP Circle sits on our couch today, to reframe and answer some of the questions we all have regarding what it takes to show up for your career AND for your child(ren) at the same time.

Who says you have to give up your work and dreams to be a successful parent? Nobody. You can thrive both at home and at work. The first step is to decide how you want to be present.

Many people who did not make this decision, have raised adults who now have to recover from their childhood. But that won't be you. Because in this episode, we dive into what makes children feel loved and how to provide it without sacrificing your sanity.

Everything you want to teach or give your child is on the other side of connection

Here’s a snapshot of what you'll learn:

  • [05:18] The one thing that makes a difference for your child, no matter how successful you are. 
  • [10:25] How to create time for your child when you work long hours
  • [13:23] What it means to be an intentional parent and how to make it happen for you.
  • [15:35] Why many parents don't connect effectively with their children 
  • [19:17] The purpose of parenting
  • [24:47] The difference between punishment and discipline 
  • [20:48] Why shouting doesn't work, and what to do instead
  • [31:57] Practical tools to help you start showing up for your children

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