Getting Kids to Behave

I stopped wanting love and respect from my children, because I recognized that what I really want is to experience my children exactly as they are. Once I was willing and eager to purposefully go through every suffering that arose from my experience of raising children, it was also obvious that trying to change...

True Perception

My perception can never be wrong. It’s custom-made just for me…and when I’m not trying to deny my perception or change it…I can also perceive possibilities for self expression that inspire more pleasure and joy for myself and for this world. For instance, if I’m perceiving people to be disrespectful, rude or disparaging to...

Disrespectful Kids & Teens

When it comes to kids and teenagers, I’ve observed that their disrespectful behavior is a cry for acceptance. Parents are generally conditioned to hold shame for their children when they do things the parent thinks they shouldn’t, and in most parent/child relationships that I’ve observed, the parent doesn’t even recognize that they are holding...

Respect

If I find myself giving respect so that I can get respect in return, I’m not being respectful to the one spirit that dwells within all beings....

Respect

It’s not judgmental to notice when someone treats you with disrespect. That’s just being honest. What’s judgmental is pretending like you did something to create the disrespectful treatment, that anything should be different, or that anyone is bad, wrong or unworthy. An experience of disrespectful treatment is really a fun opportunity to allow self...

Kids and Respect – Part 2

Respect. It’s what parents think they want from their kids.   So, one might ask, “how do I get respect from my kids without demanding it”? But even that is nothing more than an attempt to gain a survival skill in a world built upon made-up constructs. You are so much more powerful than...

Kids and Respect – Part 1

As soon as a child is able to exercise natural free will, they are trained by parents, family members, teachers and even random people to “show” respect–to whomever. On the surface that seems innocent, even just, however peeling away the layers of “respect” will reveal its service to the dis-ease of humanity.   Specifically,...

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