What does it mean to be a Primal parent? The word primal can mean "essential". To raise your child in the Primal way means to honor the inborn intelligence their body has, and raise and guide in an intuitive way. Chiropractic care, quality food, healthy movement, adequate sleep, emotional boundaries&freedom, all are a part.
I want to share some of the tips&tricks I have found while raising my own 3. Let me add a disclaimer that I am far from the perfect parent. I have made many mistakes and will continue to do so. I instead strive to be a present mother, instead of a perfect mother.
Chiropractic care: my kids get adjusted once a week. If they are sick, they will get checked more often (daily, especially if fevering).
Quality food: minimal processed foods, lots of veggies, ferments, mostly gluten-free for my daughter and dairy-free for me. Kids Eating in Color and Danielle Walker's Against All Grain have been great resources for healthy food ideas!
Healthy movement: I strive for what I call "dirt therapy", getting outside and moving our bodies when possible. My toddlers have also started following along with I am doing yoga or some form of a workout. Our kids mimic our actions!
Adequate sleep: I really don't have any sage advice here, we just stick with a good bedtime routine. Good sleep begets good sleep. Good sleep also allows for healing in our bodies.
Emotional guidance: Big Little Feelings on Instagram/Facebook has made a world of a difference in our household in how I handle boundaries and freedom. Can't recommend these two ladies enough!
There are more parts to the parenting story, but these are the biggest, most Primal, aspects of it. If you have anything to add, I'd love to hear!
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