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Loving Raising My Children

My name is Katrina Bos. I have two children: my son is 21 and my daughter is 19. And since the day they were born, they just took my breath away. I know that children are born every day. It's normal. Maybe I'm weird. Maybe I have weird karma. I don't know. But from the moment they were born, I would look at them and I just couldn't believe they were there. I couldn't believe that they were part of my life. It's hard to explain without sounding really corny. But I just have always really appreciated them. Now don't get me wrong. There have been tough times... My son was colicky. He cried nearly non-stop night and day for his first eleven months of life... I'm not saying that I was always so grateful during all those moments... But these are the times that (once long over and [...]

By | 2018-02-02T14:46:48+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Categories: Parenting|0 Comments

Being the Person Your Kids Can Count On

What is our ideal role as parents? What if it isn't what we've been taught? What if it isn't to be the disciplinarian - keeping them in line. Or the one who "molds them into model citizens". What if our ideal role is to be the safe person in a crazy world, that they can count on when they need it? About 10 years ago, I found myself driving a sixteen-year-old daughter of a close friend of mine home after she had been babysitting my kids. Somehow, we got on the conversation of sex... and somehow I ended up asking her if she had had sex yet. She looked at me aghast and said none-too-forcefully, "WHAT? Of course not! As if I'd have sex without talking to my mom first!" "WHAT?????????????????" is what rang in my head!!!!I couldn't believe it. What teenager would EVER talk to their parents about [...]

By | 2018-01-10T14:40:20+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Categories: Parenting|0 Comments

Being Honest with our Teens

We all want to have great relationships with our kids. But what about our teens? How do we connect with them? One of the biggest problems is that most of the time we are lying to them about the topics that they are struggling with the most - sex, alcohol, peers, drugs, etc. This video is all about how to be honest with them and how to access our own wisdom that we gained through our experiences so that we can help our kids... and so that they feel safe to confide in us so we have a chance of actually helping them through these tough years! (This video references "East Street Station". This was an old train station that Katrina has renovated into a wellness centre in Goderich, Canada where she taught yoga, meditation, tantra and many other wonderful things.)

By | 2018-02-02T14:43:49+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Categories: Parenting|0 Comments

Parenting as a Mystic

They say that becoming a parent should come with an owner's manual. But what if we have something better? What if we actually have perfect guidance available to us in every moment, and it's completely unique to the child and situation? My children are now grown - my son is 21 and my daughter is 19. But I still remember staring at each of their little faces when they were born and being in complete awe that they had been "given" to me to raise and be part of my life. With this responsibility came the great fear - what if I screwed up? What if I said the wrong thing? What if I did the wrong thing? What if I transferred my issues and challenges onto them? What if they would be lying on a psychologist's couch one day saying, "Well it's because my mom did this and that....". [...]

By | 2019-05-17T10:34:53+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Categories: Mystic Life, Parenting, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments