Conscious Parenting and the London Riots
I woke up this morning to find out my corner of London had been trashed along with many other London Boroughs in the London Riots. I’m just glad we dont live close enough the centre to have been personally affected.
So what does this all mean for conscious parenting? Well I believe if these youths had good loving connections with thier families, spent enough time with their parents growing up, had thier needs met as much as possible and had good emotionally healthy role models then they wouldn’t feel the need to protest through violence and destruction. its possible some of them might, but for the most part no.
For me it comes back to the notion that not only is this conscious parenting movement SO IMPORTANT in society, but it is also important for us to touch the lives of those not on this path somehow. And also to touch the lives of the children, and connect with them in any way we can.
Another angle to come at this from is about self responsibility, awareness and consciousness. We can use this time to look at the teens rioting as negative or wrong, or we can choose to look to ourselves and see where we ‘riot’ in ways that are socially acceptable to us. Failing to relax perception in the face of powerful emotions is the common bond we share with rioters even if our resulting actions appear less dramatic and aren’t so news worthy. The responsibility of every human is to live from awareness and it starts with those most able to do so….
What do you think the real reason behind the youths needing to demonstrate this way? How do you feel conscious parenting can help? Please leave a comment below and let me know!