- There is something liberating about being your self... your authentic self. When one gets away from trying to live up to someone else's standard of who they should be the freedom and gift that comes from that includes creating space for your child to get in tough with their own spirit- which is a critical objective for parenthood.
- "An awakened parent is one who is aware of the traditional paradigms of parenting, where the parent is seen as greater than the child, are obsolete in the modern world, producing dysfunction and disconnection in families." page 2
- An awakened parent will begin to realize that every relationship within the family is designed to help one another grow.
- "Children are seen as mirrors through which they are able to see how they themselves need to mature and develop." page 2
WHAT ARE YOUR INTIAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK?
I have had a love hate relationship with LOVE. Perhaps I wasn't ready, expectations unrealistic, warped view of what love looked like. Im don't know. However after a few years of taking a step back i realized the love I so long desired, was the love I desperately needed to be giving myself.
I have been in a shell... and after about 4 years Ive finally risen. My homegirl and work bae found out i had a camera... a camera that had been sitting idle in my house since its purchase. She challenged me to take her engagement photos. While honored, I first hesitated and began to offer her the contact information for other photographers I knew and trusted in the city. She insisted. She insisted that I be the one to capture their love... this moment in their lives.
So i did it. Nervous and scared I took a chance on myself and my skills and took their photos.
F0r a bout 2 hours i followed this couple around. I saw they way he held her hand, lead her, made her laugh, comforted her... it was dope to watch. All i kept thinking was that these two are really in love. They deserve each other. To be around that type of love changed my perception. Love is work. Love is compromise. Love is patient and kind.
My first photoshoot ever. Im a rookie. I acknowledge that. However my only goal was to capture their love of film... or memory card cause I shot them with a digital camera. (lol)
Take a look at a few of the photos!
Im the mama of Marli Amor and Kingston Ase.