Parenting is hard!
I am sure you have heard it and said it many times over, “Parenting is the best job on the planet, but also the hardest”. My boys are now 9 and 11, I am a newly single parent….and I can say with utmost confidence to all the new parents out there, it does not get easier. I do not say this to hear a collective “sigh”, but let’s face it, having kids is not easy! There is no manual! Hey, if there is a manual, can you all share it with me please?
So, if a trusted friend offers you help…you take it, willingly. When I had friends step up and say, “Just let me know when you need help, I am here”, my first instinct was to say “I got this”…..but I wound up graciously accepting their help, many times over, and I am very grateful for it.
There have been many conversations around a table talking about the latest achievements and the biggest challenges. Learning what works for other parents is very helpful to me. The same goes for many other areas of my life, but that “testimonial if you will” usually stops at medical advice. There is usually a limit to solicited advice for all of us, right?
Now, if I decided to head to Google to ask for advice about my kid’s behavior, I would be sure to find a plethora of information, many of it conflicting, about what it is I could do to get over my most recent challenge with my boys. Blogs, books, webinars, pieces of training, you name it….I would be reading for days, not really being sure if any of it would actually work. Some advice from parents, others from educated professionals, and everywhere in between.
The same goes for aromatherapy, if you Google a question you will find a plethora of good information, as well as a plethora of not so good information. The advice will come from parents, salesmen and woman, educated aromatherapists, and everywhere in between.
There are issues with both of these scenarios, but the one with the most risk is the latter. I can follow a few pieces of well-meaning bad advice about parenting, and the worst that will happen is it will not work, or I suppose it could even get worse…but not at any real risk to health or safety.
We cannot say the same about aromatherapy.
Even so, well-meaning individuals give bad advice every day. This is not intentional nor malicious…but it happens none-the-less. I know there are many parents out there that are hesitating to start using essential oil in the home because they just do not feel confident enough. Am I right? I also know quite a few who have contacted me asking if something they have been doing is ok, and I tread lightly when I explain to them why they should stop listening to that piece of advice poste haste, and really consider reevaluating where they are getting their essential oil advice from.
I, like all of you, want to know that I am doing the best that I can for my kids. There is no shame in relearning what we thought we knew. No one knows everything, and no one is always right. One thing is for sure, your kids do not need for you to be perfect, they just need you.
At the end of the day, you are your worst critic…..but I am here to cheer you on!
I decided to ask parents some questions on Survey Monkey about what type of information they were looking for. The response was outstanding! Over 300 parents chimed in about what they want to know….and for those of you that answered that survey and for those of you reading this today, I am going to be focusing on providing those very answers!
This is an exciting time; my focus is shifting, just a little. I will always, always, always make safety number one in all of my recommendations, but mom’s….you are getting all of my attention. Parenting is hard, and I can make it easier! So, with that in mind, welcome to “Mom’s Essential Oil Evolution”, strengthening families and empowering mom’s.
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Like so many practices in life, I encourage you to become educated on the proper use of essential oils. When using them, please do so cautiously, understanding that there is often misinformation on the internet. You can be assured that I support only educated and proven resources. While essential oils should not be feared they should be respected and used properly to ensure the safety of the individuals using them.
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