We all have a desire to be seen, really seen, by others; to feel that we are important, that we matter, and that we are loved. We wish to give the same gift to our children; to see them, cherish their gifts, and celebrate their successes. We want to be there when things don't go according to plan, showing them that it is in the difficulties where we most learn about ourselves. How can we as parents discover our own strengths and values, increase our self-awareness and resilience, and then assist our children to discover theirs?
Counselor and spiritual director, Kristen Hobby has found a way through her five step Sparks Model-a simple framework that invites us to share experiences, discover meaning, and learn more about ourselves and our children. This model of spirituality is free from dogma and religion, and offers a way for us to see each other, support each other, and to equip ourselves and our children for life's challenges.
We can discover our strengths, find inner peace, build resilience, make meaning from the world, and then guide our children to do the same.