Creating a Healthy sense of self for our children because they deserve to grow up with healthy thoughts, behaviours and beliefs about themselves.
Who are we and where did this all begin?
I'll admit the past 8 years have gone by really fast. If I really think about it, I would not believe that I've had 3 children since 2007 (it is now 2015 as I write this).
Something I know for sure is that being a parent is NOT something we can ever prepare ourselves for. Before I was a parent I had no doubt about it that I would be a fantastic parent, I thought I knew all there was to know about children (because how would it be different from being a teacher in a classroom? - yeah right!) For 9 years I was an Elementary school teacher and I learned a lot about children during those years. I really will admit that I had NO CLUE what it would be like to have a child, let alone 3 children.
As parents, we do the best we do with what we have. We learn how to be a parent based on our understanding of life as we were raised by our own parents - yes, our parents taught us most of what we know about parenting. For some of us that is a great example, for others, maybe not so much. Yet, what I do know is that our parents also did the best they could with what they had. Everyone has (in my opinion) a very positive intention when they are raising a family (no matter how many children they have)
As I grow through my own journey of self-love, self-acceptance, self-respect etc...I realize that these are topics that many of us don't ever truly get taught. These are areas of life that seems that people either have it or they don't. Most times as parents - the last thing we ever want to do is crush our children or make them feel bad about themselves, but in our common habits; the way we control, discuss, decide, push through or rush and even possibly ignore our children - we are teaching them (without realizing it) how to be critical of themselves, to feel a sense of unworthiness, and even lack of self-love and self-respect.
As I recognize my own habits as a parent, I know that I have been guilty of this and NOW is the time to change it for the sake of their healthy sense of self.
Collectively - with my children, we will provide examples and tools as well as a glimpse into the mind of children. Let's let them have their voice...they are the future leaders, so if we can help them find their strength (even during the challenging times) early enough in life, and as they continue to grow up, this could really and truly change the nature of our world and where we are going as a society.
It is my belief, that by raising conscious kids who are not driven by ego "being better than anyone" but driven by purpose, authenticity, creativity, respect & contribution (among many more), I believe that we can shift our future landscape.
Let's give our children a voice, let's allow them to grow at their pace...let's stop trying to create "robots" (even though we may not see it that way right now). They are little, but have BIG hearts and MASSIVE potential. Our children are natural innovators, they are intuitive, they are open to learning and they thrive on personal growth to become better than they were yesterday.
The idea of this website came from Tara (a mother) looking to become "completely well". To feel connected, whole and truly authentic. She found herself becoming someone that she wasn't in order to "fit in" and hide. Yet by doing this, she realized that she was playing small and that doesn't impact anyone (especially not her own children).
Her desire is to help children find AND keep their healthy sense of self, long before they become an adult so that as they do transform into their adult years, they are already prepared for the challenging, yet fulfilling, journey ahead.
This venture is just beginning in the fall of 2016 and it has taken years of facing our fears to break through and launch the most powerful and uplifting online school (soon to launch in 2021). Our vision is MASSIVE and we hope to be helping children without any geographical boundaries before long.
*At Moral Compass Kids we believe in creating a healthy sense of self for our children because they deserve to grow up with healthy thoughts, respectful behaviours and positive beliefs about themselves and others.
Moral Compass Kids & MCK Academy are both 🇨🇦 Canadian owned and operated by: Tara Cooper