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Awakening the Parent: Are You Supporting or Sabotaging Your Client’s Transformation?

by Britta Bushnell, PhD
  • Duration: 75 Mins
  • Credits: 1.25 CERP, 1.25 R-CERP, 1.25 Nursing Contact Hours, 0.125 Midwifery CEU
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: GOLD Birth & Beyond 2020
Abstract:

Becoming a parent is a process of profound maturation, one that requires expectant parents to grow into decision-makers for their growing families. Teachers and experts in the childbirth and parenting fields naturally want to share their hard-earned wisdom with expectant parents. However, doing so without awareness may be unwittingly reinforcing the idea for new parents, that experts “out there” hold the knowledge needed to be make decisions in the best interest of their growing family. This effectively keeps expectant parents in the energetic position of the child (the one who receives guidance) rather than supporting them to grow into the position of the parent (the one who makes decisions and acts). If we want to help the expectant parents grow into autonomous and self-guided parents, educators must practice in such a way that inspires the growth needed in the parent rather than simply fill them with information. Flipping from the authority of teacher and expert to mentor or guide, reduces the hierarchical nature of the relationship and can help awaken the inner authority of the parent-to-be. Understanding this dynamic along with a few basic tools can help you better support your clients as they stretch into parenthood.

Learning Objectives:
1: Explain the transition from child to parent.

2. List teaching behaviors that may reinforce innocence rather than inspire maturation in the parents with whom they work.

3. Use new skills to support individuals as they transition into parenthood.

Categories: Childbirth Education
Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 12.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks