For many of us our parents came up short in how they took care of us. This isn’t an indictment against the past generation of parents but to acknowledge their limitations. They did a lot of good things and they did some things that could be improved. However, when we show up as parents without the awareness of our childhood baggage we can end up parenting just like them.
Bringing awareness to our past and the strategies we had to develop as children to survive can help us parent in a new way. We bring forth the unconscious programming we got as kids. When we can see this we can learn to shift towards better ways of showing up for our youngsters.